We’re pleased to share that Caro Community Hospital has selected the Centriq® Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution for its clinical and financial technology needs. Centriq is the community EHR solution from Healthland, the wholly owned subsidiary of CPSI. The 25-bed hospital is located in Caro, Mich., a community of about 4,300 roughly 30 miles east of Saginaw.
Caro Community Hospital (CCH) President and CEO Marc Augsburger said, “Our hospital and affiliated clinics were ready for a new step forward in technology. We wanted an integrated solution that would seamlessly operate between our clinical and financial systems. That’s what Centriq brings us.”
Augsburger said, “For our community and for our patients, we pledge ‘World Class Care,’ and this new, advanced technology will help us deliver on that pledge.”
CCH is in the process of implementing the comprehensive set of technology solutions, including Centriq’s Electronic Health Records solution in the hospital and clinics, plus technology solutions for multiple departments, including emergency, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, and finance.
“This system will streamline our technology and help us improve our services to patients, both in terms of treatment as well as preventive wellness,” Augsburger said.
David Dye, CPSI’s Chairman and Chief Growth Officer said, “CCH will install our full solution designed for community hospitals and clinics, saving the organization money while increasing efficiency and effectiveness.”
For example, Dye said, Centriq financial management solutions will help CCH capture reimbursement payments more quickly, ultimately improving cash flow. He said the system will improve overall workflow for CCH.
CCH’s Augsburger said, “There’s a direct link between technology and quality of care, and we’re pleased to be improving our capabilities. We think patients will notice the difference immediately, with improved accessibility to their health records through the hospital and the clinics.”
Augsburger said the hospital’s thorough review of technology systems led them to CPSI, in part because CPSI has an excellent understanding of how rural hospitals need to operate as an important asset to the community. “We see them as a partner for the future of healthcare in our community,” Augsburger said, pointing out that he had experienced the Centriq system while employed at a previous hospital.
Dye said CCH will join more than 1,200 other U.S. communities which have chosen CPSI as their community healthcare technology partner.