HOUSTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ness County Hospital
recently began using the ChartAccess® Comprehensive EHR, just
four months after the critical access hospital selected the
Prognosis Health Information Systems solution.
“The Ness go-live raises the bar by setting a new standard for
EHR implementation efficiency,” said Ramsey Evans, CEO of Prognosis
HIS. “Hospitals need solutions that help them safely and
efficiently serve their patients, and they need it now – in
order to qualify for the federal government’s meaningful use
incentive funds. Getting an EHR up and running in just four months
is an accomplishment we’re very proud of.”
The Prognosis solution is certainly helping Ness get on the fast
“We did our homework – and a cross disciplinary team put a
lot of time and effort into selecting the right system,” said Curt
Thomas, interim CEO of the 20-bed Ness City, Kansas-based
The quick start can be attributed to the fact that the Prognosis
EHR is delivered via a “cloud computing” model, where applications
are easily accessible over the Internet. As a result, lengthy
system configurations and implementations can be averted as users
simply access the shared web-native system by using a standard
operating system and a browser.
In addition, an on-site Prognosis team taught Ness clinicians
and other staff members how to use the system in just two weeks.
The solution’s user-friendly capabilities and mobile functionality
enabled users to quickly adopt the system. With an interface that
mimics commonly used e-mail applications — as well as iPhone and
iPad applications that make it possible to view patient rounding
lists, process orders and access results at the point of care —
users routinely leverage the system to enhance mobile workflow.
The hospital is planning to utilize the EHR to rapidly fulfill
the federal government’s requirements as stipulated under the