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Pacific Hospital of Long Beach (PHLB) is a full-service, for-profit, teaching hospital with 184 licensed acute care beds. It is a center of excellence for spine surgery and performs a large amount of orthopedic surgeries. In addition, PHLB has a strong behavioral health and drug rehabilitation program and has been recognized nationally for their innovative infection control processes.
Our hospital recently made the journey from a predominantly paper based workflow to an electronic medical records system (EMR) with Cerner Corporation, the largest provider of electronic medical systems in the United States. We selected Cerner to improve patient safety and quality of care, increase hospital revenue, and achieve stage one of Meaningful Use within a short time frame. Our small California hospital took on a big challenge as it sought to kick off 35 clinical and financial solutions and interfaces within 12 months.