On January 14th, 2019, Mayo Regional Hospital is bringing on-line a system-wide overhaul of its patient record system. The new software, CERNER, is an integrated database of patient health records that provides a comprehensive set of capabilities to electronically store, capture and access patient health information in both the acute and ambulatory care setting. With this new software, patients within the Mayo Regional Hospital network, including its 12 practice locations throughout the region, will have one record across all locations. This means better patient care and outcomes.
The process to convert the software system began on April 24, 2018 and has required significant staff involvement and support. Throughout the year, milestones were set for learning and training, integration testing, workflow, and implementation.
“Our team has worked really hard and has done an excellent job of converting our patient record system. With one patient, one record, Mayo Regional Hospital is implementing a safer and more effective system of keeping records for our patients,” said Marie Vienneau, President and CEO of the hospital.
The system enables care providers to quickly access current, accurate and complete information about their patient which results in more coordinated, efficient care. The new system also allows Mayo providers to securely share electronic information with patients and other clinicians, and helps providers to more effectively diagnose patients, reduce medical and prescribing errors, which result in better outcomes for patients.