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Jail Launches Electronic Medical Record System

FOR 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 last year.

“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.