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Community Hospital Blog

September 2013
Electronic health records improve documentation, increase revenue

Information technology plays a critical role in a hospital’s success. Not only can IT improvements juice up a hospital’s operational and financial performance, but they can also enhance patient experiences and improve clinical outcomes. That’s why CHC helps facilities like Yoakum Community Hospital leverage Healthcare Management Systems (HMS) solutions, including the HMS emergency department information system (EDIS).

 

Robert Foret, CFO at Yoakum Community Hospital, hails the new system as “a quantum leap forward from the paper record system” it replaced. The leadership team at their critical access hospital in Yoakum, Texas, has embraced several IT improvements, starting with its transition to electronic documentation. The HMS EDIS was a logical first step since the emergency department is the starting point for most of the hospital’s admissions.

 

Some results: 

  • High rate of clinician adoption due to user-friendly interface 
  • Better clinical documentation and improved, automatic cost capturing 
  • Significant revenue improvements in six months 
  • Patient information accessible to clinicians from any location

Read the case study.

 

Read more on CHC’s IT evaluation process and IT operational support for improving both clinical and financial systems.

CHC in the Spotlight