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Jail Launches Electronic Medical Record System
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2014
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
everett, Wash. — Corrections and Information
Services staff have successfully launched the electronic medical records (EMR)
system in the jail, completing the project earlier than projected and under
budget. The application, CorEMR, went live on Wednesday, September
10. Investing in a jail EMR system was one of the key recommendations
made in the National Institute of Corrections
assessment of the jail
“Launching the EMR system is an important accomplishment for
the jail and it’s one that will save lives,” said Sheriff Ty Trenary.
The application makes inmate charts accessible electronically
across the entire jail, meaning staff can more quickly and efficiently address
inmate medical needs. It has also reduced the time it takes book an
inmate by about 30 minutes.
CorEMR is an application specifically designed for corrections
and the company works with more than 130 institutions nationwide, including
facilities in Clark and Spokane counties.