Fargo, N.D. (PRWEB) August 17, 2013
Sidney Health Center has partnered with Sanford Health to provide patients with an integrated state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR). The agreement provides Sidney Health Center with access to the industry’s most advanced electronic health records system, Epic.
Sidney Health Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital, with a medical staff consisting of 15 local physicians, two family nurse practitioners, two certified registered nurse anesthetists and an audiologist. Sidney, Montana is located near the North Dakota border, it is Sanford’s first affiliation in the state. It is 45 miles southwest of Williston, N.D., and 228 miles northwest of Bismarck. It is in the heart of the booming Bakken oil fields.
In spring 2014, Sidney Health Center will convert to the Epic software system in order to meet federal guidelines for the secure use and sharing of health information. Epic will allow providers, nurses and other medical professionals a seamless means of collecting, storing and accessing a patient’s medical information. This is a tremendous win in the community for exchanging information in the safest, most efficient way possible.
“Implementing a software system of this magnitude in a rural health care setting would not be feasible without a coordinated effort,” said Rick Haraldson, Sidney Health Center CEO.” Working with Sanford allows us to take advantage of federal incentives to implement electronic health records at a reasonable rate and bring the best technology to the residents of the MonDak region.”
“A closer relationship between Sidney Health Center and Sanford seeks to address the changing health care environment so that we can continue to offer the best patient care possible,” said Rick Giesel, President Sanford Health Network.
Sidney Health Center will continue to operate as an independent, community-owned hospital and is enthusiastic
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