Regional West Transitions to New Electronic Health Record
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – Regional West Health Services is pleased to announce it is converting to a new, more advanced electronic health record and patient portal on Saturday, September 15. The new Cerner Millenium information technology system will consolidate documentation and provide a comprehensive record of both clinic and hospital visits. The accessibility and efficiency of the streamlined electronic health record will assist Regional West providers in their efforts to deliver quality patient care.
“The Cerner system will replace multiple information technology platforms with a single system which enhances patient care and safety. Providers will now be able to use one integrated patient record to access information from both the medical center and our clinics,” said Sam Norton, Regional West Health Services Chief Information Officer.
Regional West will also utilize the Cerner system to introduce the all new “MyRegionalWest” patient portal. Patients will receive an email from their providers to access the new system following a health care appointment or after a hospital admission.
“This is a major milestone for Regional West,” said John Mentgen, President and CEO of Regional West Health Services. “It is our goal to provide the best possible patient care. Cerner’s integrated technology will streamline recordkeeping and improve provider access to important patient information, which will promote a more seamless experience for our patients.”
Patients are advised to anticipate slightly longer than usual check-in processes over the next few weeks due to the transition to the new electronic health record. In addition, patients should have their insurance information and photo identification available when checking in for appointments and procedures.
Regional West Garden County will be transitioning to the new system at a later date.
Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.