MEDFORD, Ore. — Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and Three Rivers Medical Center are now paperless as they have now transitioned to an electronic health record.
The move to the electronic health records has been more than a year in the making. Officials say the move will have a positive impact on patients and health records will be just a few clicks away should they ever need to be accessed outside of the Rogue Valley.
For four days now, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center has been paperless, moving all medical records to their new computer system called EPIC. Saturday morning, the move was made from medical files on paper to digital files and inside Asante RRMC on Tuesday, staff could be seen using the system in what some officials have called a smooth transition.
Some records were transitioned into the electronic health record by hand and others were scanned into the system, creating a digital file for the original record.
No more scanning will be necessary now at Asante as the electronic health record is in full use. Officials say the move will have a positive impact on patients and health records will be just a few clicks away should they ever need to be accessed outside of the Rogue Valley.
“It gives us the ability to continue to improve patient care throughout time and make those patient care improvements available to all of our residents of the Rogue Valley and beyond,” explained Jamie Grebosky, the RRMC Vice President of Medical Affairs.
The electronic health record can be pulled up at any doctor’s office, so if a patient needed care while on vacation, health records would be readily available. Any child born at Asante, from Saturday on, will now grow up with all of his or her health records on the new electronic system, allowing them equal access to every test and procedure ever done.