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 10/12/12 - Banner Churchill Community Hospital paperless, now uses all electronic patient records

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week Banner Churchill Community Hospital is now one of less than 100 hospitals in the nation providing the top level of electronic medical record (EMR) use. Just recently, Banner Churchill implemented its final EMR process; Positive Patient Identification. The hospital, along with 17 other facilities within the Banner Health system achieved Stage 7 status, the final stage in the adoption of EMR. To achieve this, the hospital also had to have the capability to share patient information electronically with other health care providers (see also Banner Churchill Community Hospital).

"For a 40-bed facility, Banner Churchill Community Hospital is ahead of the curve in implementing Electronic Medical Record and we're the first hospital in Northern Nevada to achieve Stage 7," says John D'Angelo, CEO of Banner Churchill Community Hospital. "Our patients and families are now in a safer environment and our ability to provide quality care is enhanced."

Completing the final stage of electronic medical record required Banner Churchill to add systems so that physicians can review patient orders. It also required doctors to complete training for Computerized Physician Order Entry so that physicians could enter patient orders electronically. The final stage required Banner Churchill to implement Positive Patient Identification, a state-of-the-art hand-held device used by nurses to scan a patient's armband code and his or her medication code before giving the patient medication. This device not only helps save time by streamlining the process of care, but also ensures that a patient receives the correct medication and proper dosage.

ABOUT BANNER CHURCHILL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Banner Churchill Community Hospital opened in 1996. Our mission is to make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care. We do this by excelling in clinical care, quality service, financial stewardship and the creation of work environments where people can realize their full potential.

We serve with compassion, caring and respect to maintain the dignity and enhance the well-being of each person. We offer acute and primary care, including comprehensive emergency care with an ambulance service that covers more than 5,900 square miles.

Keywords for this news article include: Records as Topic, Electronic Medical Records, Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

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