Winona Health and Winona recently were featured in a video about advancements in healthcare technology produced by Cerner. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic change of health and care delivery. Winona Health has been collaborating with Cerner to develop and use technology to make health care safer and more efficient.
“This year Winona Health and Cerner celebrated ten years of working together in developing technology to streamline processes, improve healthcare quality and safety, provide individuals with greater access to their healthcare information and improve the health and well-being of the community,” said Rachelle Schultz, Winona Health president/CEO. “Winona Health was a pioneer in adopting technology in 2000, and we continue to stay ahead of the curve in using technology for the benefit of our patients and healthcare providers.”
Cerner links physicians, patients and caregivers through web-based personal health records, thus seamlessly connecting a healthcare system. Winona Health is among only about 5% of healthcare organizations in the country to have implemented technological advances that include providing patients with an integrated medical record.
The new video highlights how Winona Health helps patients such as Sally Mogren, who deals with autoimmune hepatitis, to manage and improve their conditions while also making potentially life-saving information available to healthcare providers should she need care when she is traveling. “You really have to have ownership of your health, know what you need to ask and be your own advocate,” she said. “The technology Winona Health has in place helps me manage my health and I know my information is accessible anytime, anywhere I may need it.”
To further illustrate Winona Health’s proactive use of technology, the healthcare system achieved HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption ModelSM. Winona Health represents one of only 6.7 percent of U.S. hospitals that have achieved this level of expertise. Hospital & Health Networks also recognized Winona Health with a Most Wired award in 2013.
In addition to this latest video feature, Winona Health’s advancements in information technology warranted a national PBS Newshour feature in 2008.
To view the new Cerner/Winona Health video: