YKHC launches “RAVEN”

by Mark Arehart on January 28, 2013

The RAVEN health record system replaces the old pen and paper system with an electronic one.

For almost a year the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation has been working on an electronic health record system. The new system will replace paper files with a computer system that shares patients’ information throughout the corporation.

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The system is dubbed “RAVEN.” That stands for Records and Verification Electronic Network.

In an online release, YKHC officials said it “will make it faster and easier for providers and health aides to access health history and medications, while also better safeguarding privacy and security of those records.”

Before RAVEN, all YKHC records were done by hand, often making communication between departments and sub-regional clinics difficult.

Officials caution that the transition to RAVEN may initially have some bugs and hangups.

YKHC is working with Cerner, a company out of Kansas City that specializes in electronic health record systems.

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