2012-12-14 Battle Mountain General Hospital Selects Prognosis HIS’ Enterprise Solution for Fast Usability and Adaptability
Battle Mountain General Hospital (BMGH) selects Prognosis Health Information Systems’ integrated ChartAccess electronic health record (EHR) and FinancialAccess system to qualify for meaningful use (MU) requirements, improve care and revenue cycle performance, and successfully address future clinical and operational needs. The 25-bed critical access hospital in Battle Mountain, Nev., is deploying Prognosis HIS’ enterprise solution comprised of inpatient, emergency department, ambulatory and comprehensive financial applications. BMGH is Prognosis HIS’ first client in Nevada, further extending the company’s national footprint in the West.
Established in 1966, BMGH serves 4,000 people in a rural community where mining is the primary economic driver and the closest largest town population is approximately 60 miles. “Prognosis responds to and understands the needs of the small health care provider,” said Phil Hanna, BMGH CEO. “With health care technology advancing at a fast pace, we believe Prognosis’ Web-native platform offers the most current and agile technologies to help us keep pace with the industry.”
“The overview functionality in the clinical system was far better and different than what other vendors offered,” he continued. “We got a snapshot of how the whole process met meaningful use guidelines. It was a nice focus and providers in all our departments sensed the ease of use. I’m particularly comfortable with the professional working relationship we’ve achieved with Prognosis’ staff.”
Prognosis HIS was among more than a dozen vendors evaluated by BMGH during an 18-month period with the assistance of the Nevada Rural Hospital Partners. The alliance of 14 small and rural hospitals work together to address health care challenges facing its members and to improve their viability through shared services, resources and advocacy.
While BMGH’s near-term priority is to deploy Prognosis HIS’ EHR to comply with health reform and HIPAA regulations, patient care remains its top objective. “Ultimately, our focus is improving patient care,” said Hanna. “We were most impressed with the tools and resources, and I am very optimistic that Prognosis will help us realize better care delivery.”
“We’re proud to partner with our first Nevada client Battle Mountain General Hospital to support its goals of clinical care excellence, financial transformation and long-term success,” said Ramsey Evans, CEO of Prognosis HIS. “Our enterprise solution innovatively designed with advanced customization and technologies helps facilities like Battle Mountain meet the ONC’s challenge of 1,000 critical access and small rural hospitals meaningfully using certified EHRs by year end 2014.”