Beauregard Memorial Hospital
Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder, La., has served the citizens of Beauregard and Vernon parishes, and surrounding areas since 1950. The 60-bed acute-care hospital is committed to providing safe, quality, cost-effective healthcare that is responsive to the needs and the values of its communities.
Beauregard prides itself on offering patients the latest medical technology and safety standards, as well as human warmth and concern.
The government-owned hospital is under the authority of Hospital Service District #2 of Beauregard Parish.
About Beauregard and OpenVista
'Greater safety and efficiency'
With patient care and safety as top priorities, Beauregard just went live in July 2010 with Medsphere’s electronic health record solution. Tailored to Beauregard's specific needs, the OpenVista EHR is a paperless system designed to help the hospital continue its tradition of excellence by increasing the safety and quality of patient care through proven and sound technologies.
“BMH proves that any hospital in the U.S. can rapidly implement, and meaningfully use, an enterprise EHR,” says BMH CEO Ted Badger, FACHE. “As one of many small, rural hospitals in the United States, we are excited to demonstrate how a healthcare facility of our size can coordinate and fully implement an electronic health record system.”
“The opportunity to expand the way we provide care, with greater safety and efficiency, is just one of the reasons we decided to implement an EHR,” says Vivienne Miles, Operations Analyst at BMH. “In the future, EHRs will provide physicians the ability to share information and consult with other specialists, even from hundreds of miles away—this is the real promise of EHR.”
Click on Beauregard Implementation for more on this implementation in Beauregard's own words.
Aug. 19, 2009—Louisiana's Beauregard Memorial Hospital Selects Medsphere's Health IT Solutions.
"Medsphere is very pleased to be working with Beauregard and early adopters like Ted Badger who have the perspective to understand what OpenVista represents and what Medsphere is trying to do," said Michael J. Doyle, president and CEO of Medsphere. "OpenVista and Medsphere's associated support services comprise the most efficient path to meaningful use and federal stimulus funding. The Ecosystem we're building will change the way healthcare is provided in this country, and Beauregard shared that vision with us from the first time we met."
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