The Mississippi-based, 84-bed hospital has purchased the fully integrated cloud-hosted Evident electronic health record (EHR) solution that features both clinical and financial suite of products.
It has also selected Evident provider EHR to support improved ambulatory care in its three affiliated clinics.
The facility, which is part of Sunlink Health Systems, has acquired Remittance Management, Eligibility Verification and Medical Necessity Checking, which are themselves part of the Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) product suite offered by TruBridge.
Trace Regional Hospital, which provides both inpatient and outpatient care services to its surrounding community, used separate systems in its hospital and clinics before choosing Evident’s solution.
The insufficient system integration between the two key care settings has created inefficiencies for its clinical staff and interactions with patients has also been affected at various points of care.
Once the EHR solution is operational, both physicians and nursing staff will have access to one complete patient record in both the clinic and hospital, which will result in a better flow of information between care settings.
The integration of TruBridge with Evident EHR will allow the hospital’s business office to better align care services to patient billing and insurance eligibility.
This will improve cash flow and payment speed, apart from providing efficient financial operations at its facility.
Trace Regional Hospital CEO Sheila Brockman said: “It was time to better enable our clinics, hospital, and business office staff with the tools they need to put their best foot forward.
“With a total of nine providers and certified nurse practitioners serving approximately 16,000 residents, it is critical to have advanced technology to effectively manage the health of our community.”