What: The Good Samaritan Society care facility has updated its filing system by switching to the electronic medical record system. The agency no longer needs to use bulky files to store its information.The new change not only makes finding information easier, it builds relationships between residents and staff, said director of nursing services Greg Persinger. The change took place Jan. 22, and Persinger said there are benefits to using the new system. With the new system, nurses can pull up files electronically to search for a specific bit of information, he said.
Why: As the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, The Good Samaritan Society is setting the trend for other non-profits to adopt electronic medical records systems.