Penn Highlands Clearfield begins transition to $6M Cerner EHR

Penn Highlands Clearfield, part of DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare, is implementing Cerner's EHR. The project is expected to be complete by March 2017.

Other Penn Highlands Healthcare hospitals are already using Cerner's EHR, so the upgrade at the Clearfield facility will enable it to interact with the others, reports The Progress.

Penn Highlands Healthcare is investing $6 million in the EHR transition, according to the report. The new EHR will also include a patient portal.

"This is a major project, not only in terms of investment, but in terms of how it elevates the quality of care we provide," said Steven Fontaine, Penn Highlands Healthcare CEO, in the report. "Having this technology is essential in today's healthcare field. We fully believe the investment is well worth the benefits the new system provides to improve patient safety and outcomes."

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