South Carolina prisons to go live on NextGen Healthcare EHR

South Carolina prisons will transition to an EHR developed by NextGen Healthcare by September, the Post and Courier reports.

Two prison facilities have gone live on the NextGen Healthcare EHR since February 2017 as part of a pilot rollout of the system, which NextGen Healthcare customized for the state's prisons. The EHR includes suicide and substance abuse screenings during the patient intake process.

The prisons currently use a mix of paper records and electronic systems developed in the 1980s, leaving some of the estimated 20,000 inmates' records incomplete, according to the Post and Courier.

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