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Greater Regional Prepares for Transfer to New Electronic Medical Record
On Sunday, June 28th, Greater Regional Medical Center and on Monday, June 29th, Greater Regional Medical Clinics will transfer to the same electronic medical record system used across the entire UnityPoint Health system. Greater Regional Medical Center has been a rural affiliate of Unity Point since the early 1990s.
Greater Regional has been planning for the transition the past several months. The transition will benefit both health care providers and patients, as providers can now quickly compile and view patient information in one place, resulting in better, more comprehensive care for patients.
“Having the same electronic documentation at both the hospital and clinic level allows for better communication among health care providers, ensuring consistent, improved care for patients in whatever setting they might be,” said Monte Neitzel, CEO. “Our physicians and health care team are committed to advancing our technology to allow advanced care and communications with our patients. In addition, we are pleased to be joining the electronic health record platform shared by the affiliates of UnityPoint Health.”
This advancement in technology will improve patient care by providing:
• Current medical information at the providers’ fingertips no matter which UnityPoint Health hospital or clinic the patient is receiving care.
• Better coordinated care – Health information will be more efficiently shared between patients’ UnityPoint Heath providers and hospitals that are involved in their care.
• Additional Safety and Security features for their medical record.
Another feature of the new electronic health record is a new patient portal a free, privacy-protected website and mobile app for patients and care givers. It will help patients keep track of their personal medical history and test results. Individuals already enrolled in the current Greater Regional patient portal, will need to enroll in the new portal system. Patients will be provided information on how to activate their “MyChart/MyUnityPoint” beginning in July.
During the first few weeks of implementation, patients may experience longer than usual wait times, as staff and providers adjust to the new system.
“We realize our patients’ time is extremely important, and we appreciate their understanding during implementation, should they experience any extended wait,” said Neitzel, “We are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible for our patients and their families.”