Kaiser Permanente Rolls Out EHR System at 10 Hospitals in California
On Monday Kaiser Permanente announced that it has completed inpatient installations of its $4 billion HealthConnect electronic health record system at 10 of its 30 California hospitals, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
Kaiser officials said that HealthConnect is "the world's largest civilian" EHR and that the launch of the application at 10 hospitals puts Kaiser far ahead of other hospital-based organizations across the country.
According to Kaiser spokesperson Ravi Poorsina, the 10 hospitals that have installed inpatient versions of the EHR system are:
- Baldwin Park;
- Orange County;
- Santa Rosa;
- San Diego;
- South Bay;
- South Sacramento;
- Walnut Creek; and
- West Los Angeles.
Kaiser said that it will continue its "aggressive implementation schedule" throughout 2008 and that 14 additional hospitals are scheduled to adopt the EHR system by the end of the year (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 2/25). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.