The latest and greatest change and new technology at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital will begin on Monday, April 2, 2012. The Prognosis fully certified ChartAccess Electronic Health Records (EHR) system is engineered for speed and is a big step for the hospital.   

    The latest and greatest change and new technology at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital will begin on Monday, April 2, 2012. The Prognosis fully certified ChartAccess Electronic Health Records (EHR) system is engineered for speed and is a big step for the hospital.    
    The system will go live Monday which means those entering the hospital as patients or for services will be greeted in the lobby where information will be gathered one-on-one because even though the individual's medical records will still exist and be maintained for the next 10 years, it is the past 12 to 14 months that will be scanned into the EHR system, building a new EHR record for the patient. Depending on the size of the file, those that involve less time may be entirely scanned into the EHR system. The patient files will be offered to those who wish to take them once the file has been scanned.
    On Sunday, April 1, 2012, patients of the Emergency Department and inpatients will actually be admitted with the new EHR system with staffing increased during this transition with as many staff members as possible to ensure a smooth transition.