Electronic Health Record

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a computer-based clinic management system. EHR will create and maintain an electronic version of a clinic patient’s paper chart in real-time, and be accessible statewide. EHR will permanently replace ACORN, PHALCON, Nurse Practitioner Consult Template, and most paper records.

EHR will be implemented statewide in June.Currently, ADPH programs participating are: Family Planning, Child Health, Immunization, Disease Control, Care Coordination and ABCCEDP with plans to add Telehealth Medicine.

EHR is Going to Simplify Your Day

EHR will allow us to go paperless, capturing medical history, immunizations, medicines, progress notes, and test and lab results… to name a few. EHR will automate and streamline billing; send automatic alerts and reminders to patients; control pharmacy inventory; and be your one stop shop to verify Medicaid and other insurance. EHR will interface with:

  • Immprint
  • QuitLine
  • Med-IT
  • Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • State Lab, Lab Corp and Oxford Lab

EHR is Going to Take the Work Out of Your Work Flow

EHR will create one record for one patient that will be accessible all over the state. Once transition is complete, you will not have to:

  • Log into multiple program platforms at intake.
  • Remember 20 different passwords.
  • Get up from your desk 10 times to print off forms for a patient file.
  • Pull tickler files and make a hundred phone calls.
  • Try to figure out why the patient's receipt wasn’t paid.
  • Order as many forms from the warehouse.
  • Manually maintain on-site pharmacy inventory.

EHR is Going to Make a Difference in Your Day

EHR comes with equipment and accessories! Scanners to scan in drivers licenses so that you have a picture of the client on the banner of your screen, signature pads for patients’ use, bar code scanners for inventory control, and computer/laptops where needed! All of this will allow you to:

  • Streamline the appointment process and clerical procedures.
  • Identify patients who are due for preventive visits and screenings.
  • Diminish travel costs for quality assurance (QA) activities.
  • Automate test results tracking.
  • Automate inventory control of medications.
  • Maximize billing and revenue recovery.

EHR Implementation is June 1, 2018

January-February: Training of Super Users (your local training resource)
March: Pilots to begin in Montgomery, Wilcox and Elmore counties
April-May 31: Staff Training
June 1: Statewide Implementation

Page last updated: January 3, 2018