Kingman, Arizona, May 28, 2019 – Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) will launch a new electronic health record system on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s chart, including the patient’s complete health history.
Since 2018, KRMC has been working with Meditech™ – a Boston-based company specializing in hospital and health care information systems – to create a custom EHR for KRMC’s specific needs.
The new EHR system at KRMC is called One Care. “Our system is now equivalent to the technology used by large urban hospitals,” says KRMC Chief Information Officer, Arek Shennar.
With One Care, each patient will have one record throughout KRMC’s health system. This means the record contains all patient encounters – the clinical information and notes from each time the patient visits a KRMC office or is hospitalized at KRMC. Initially, patients may experience slight delays during their office visits as providers transition to the new system.
KRMC has used electronic patient records in the past. However, One Care is the first fully-integrated health record system at KRMC.
“Using one record throughout the whole health system benefits both the patient and the provider,” says Shennar. When the provider has access to all the available medical information in one place, they are able to evaluate the patient’s health and reach an accurate diagnosis more quickly.
Following the One Care launch, KRMC will ask all patients to fill out updated forms at their next visit. This will ensure that the record contains accurate and up-to-date information. Once this information is recorded, patients will not need to complete additional forms for future visits – unless their information changes.
“Some patients may have minor delays at their office visits while we collect the necessary data,” says Shennar. “However, once this information is in our new system, we’ll always have it – whether you visit your family doctor, urgent care, or are admitted to the hospital.”
For questions about KRMC’s One Care system, contact KRMC Public Relations at (928) 263-4565.
About Kingman Regional Medical Center
(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance. For more information visit www.azkrmc.com.