A new electronic medical records program has been implemented at the clinics operated by Delta County Memorial Hospital.
"Athena is a software program which has the top rating score for an electronic medical records (EMR) program that fits with the size of the DCMH clinics," stated Jan McCracken, clinics director for Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH).
"The clinics began training and setting up for this conversion November 2015. There have been countless hours dedicated to make this transition as smooth as possible. Athena representatives have been an outstanding partner during this implementation," McCracken said.
Patients will notice that a reminder call program has been implemented that will confirm appointments (please listen to the options before hanging up on the call). A clinics' patient portal has also been implemented that will provide timely health information. This clinics' patient portal is easily accessible. Questions that arise may be answered by your clinic.
The new streamlined Athena experience helps the clinics to work more efficiently. Physicians see a patient's entire history at a glance. New documentation features help the provider go through the visit without taking time away from direct patient care.
Improved billing statements will also make it easier for patients to understand their responsibility, make quick payments, or pay at the time of service.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.