SoutheastHEALTH:  Embracing the Digital Age

A new information system is doing away with paper records

The paper trail at SoutheastHEALTH may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new high-tech information system that involves everything from electronic medical records to electronic purchase orders and payroll stubs.

All SoutheastHEALTH employees will have e-mail by this summer and be able to sign on to the computer system with a tap of their badge.

Southeast has embraced electronic medical records, opening a new state-of-the-art data center in Cape Girardeau earlier this year in partnership with Missouri Delta Medical Center.

SoutheastHEALTH and Missouri Delta have developed Servir, a joint program designed to help both hospitals and physician offices meet new federal electronic medical records requirements. The goal is to improve quality, reduce healthcare costs, and provide a comprehensive system of care through the use of technology.

New Data Storage System            

The data center, located at 623 S. Silver Springs Rd., houses a new networking and data storage system. It also is home to Southeast’s Information Systems Department and includes two computer training rooms with a total of 38 computers.

Installation of the Soarian® health information system from Siemens over the course of the next year will help physicians and both hospitals provide the most accurate and efficient care possible, Dozier notes.

“The technology will benefit our employees, physicians and patients,” he says. “Those benefits include the ability to access the system via mobile devices and the ability of our patients and physicians to access medical records and results online through secure portals.”

Southeast’s Information Systems Department recently relocated to the center at 623 S. Silver Springs Road. The Department now offers 24/7 help desk support as well. The center provides a one-stop-shop for technical support and an overall enhanced support structure for Southeast.

Servir Logo

Senior network engineers Robert Macklem, left, and Shawn Barker inspect equipment at the new data center