Member Profile: HIM Vet Helps Psychiatric Hospital Go Electronic

Using solely electronic records sometimes takes getting used to. Staff at Silver Hill Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in New Canaan, Conn., are still adjusting to the fact—that after their recent EHR implementation—all patient information is stored paper free.

"I will have people call and say 'I need the chart,'" said Diane Drozd, RHIA, the director of HIM at Silver Hill. "And I'll say 'it's in the OpenVista.' And they say 'No, the paper part.' I have to say 'No, that's in there, too.' So it's a whole mindset change."

Leading the EHR Revolution

Silver Hill is one of only a small number of psychiatric hospitals in the nation to implement a large-scale EHR." The hospital launched the OpenVista system in February, an act that changed much . . .

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