Columbus Regional Healthcare System Selects Avaap to Drive Implementation and Optimization of Cerner Millennium product CommunityWorks

Date: July 24, 2018

EDISON, NJ, (July 24, 2018)Avaap, the largest provider of IT services and solutions for organizations with electronic health record (EHR) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, today announced that Columbus Regional Healthcare System (CRHS), which serves the community of Whiteville, North Carolina, and the surrounding area, has selected Avaap to partner on the implementation and optimization of the Cerner Millennium® product CommunityWorks℠.

Cerner CommunityWorks leverages cloud technology to deliver the power of Cerner Millennium, tailored to support the unique needs of community, critical access, and specialty hospitals. CommunityWorks will support CRHS’s 154-bed hospital and 10 clinics as it works to improve the continuum of care for the overall health of the Columbus county community.

Avaap played a key role in the system selection and evaluation process which included the CRHS Board, key leadership stakeholders, and medical staff. The partnership will deliver services to guide the transition to a new integrated EHR and revenue cycle solution across CRHS’s acute and ambulatory facilities. The move to Cerner is expected to occur over the next 14 months with phase one of the implementation in progress.

“The Cerner Millennium product CommunityWorks combines all the essential elements of the EHR into a single solution and was selected as the best and most cost-effective solution to meet the needs of the physicians, care givers, and patients of CRHS,” said John Young, Interim CEO, CRHS. “Avaap understands EHR software design and how it works as well as the demands of healthcare organizations and the needs of the caregivers. We appreciate the clinical expertise and EHR knowledge they bring to support the large, complex integration of the new EHR and ensure CRHS takes full advantage of all it has to offer.”

Avaap Vice President of EHR Healthcare, Michele Behme, RN C, added, “The capabilities of Cerner Millennium CommunityWorks will help CRHS to improve patient safety, patient outcomes, increase provider efficiency entering data, improve clinical collaboration and provide a complete medical record that covers the continuum of care across inpatient and outpatient settings. We are delighted to partner with and support CRHS in making their vision a reality and appreciate the opportunity to do what we do best – help healthcare customers realize the full potential of the EHR for the benefit of patients and the community in which they operate.”

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