Bank Foundation Helps Hospital Move To Electronic Medical Records

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ELIZABETH – To improve the quality of health care while lowering its cost, Trinitas Regional Medical Center is taking steps toward investing in electronic medical records (EMR). Its first priority is transferring records for its child and adolescent population, and thanks to a $7,500 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation, the hospital plans to convert these records by summer of 2012.

“We thank The Provident Bank Foundation for caring about our youngest patients. The donation helps Trinitas Regional Medical Center upgrade our medical records to the latest technology that will efficiently and seamlessly serve our pediatric and adolescent patients and give each patient the care they need and deserve in a timely manner,” said Nadine Brechner, executive director of the Trinitas Health Foundation.

When this phase of the conversion is complete, nearly 2,000 pediatric and adolescent patient records will be transferred to EMR. According to Trinitas, moving to EMR will significantly improve access to a patient’s medical records by reducing the time. The system will link to the hospital’s clinical system and give medical personnel an instant and complete medical profile on each patient.

“We are excited to support Trinitas Regional Medical Center in making this major transition, particularly for children and teens that are susceptible to various health issues,” said Kendall Warsaw, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “This is certainly a worthwhile initiative for the hospital, and we’re proud to be a part of it. Not only will EMRs help cut waste and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests, they could save millions of dollars and save lives by reducing preventable medical errors.”

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