Marjorie Johnson, a nurse at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, uses a computer to enter information Wednesday in a patient's room. A clinical information system approved by the hospital board will electronically integrate the majority of patient clinical and billing information, building on what the city-owned hospital is already doing with electronic patient records. It also capitalizes on a growing push for health care providers to enter the digital age. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Rice officials behind $4.7M investment to integrate bills, patient files
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital's board of directors voted in favor Wednesday of investing $4.7 million in a clinical information system that will electronically integrate the majority of patient clinical and billing information.
The city-owned hospital's vendor of choice: Epic, a private company from Madison, Wis., that specializes in health care software.
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