Patagonia Health Carries Customers Safely Across the ICD-10 Threshold Cary, NC – October 30, 2015 Patagonia Health, an Electronic Health Records (EHR) software company located in Cary, NC, strategically and methodically mapped out a successful plan, which helped their customers successfully cross over from ICD-9 to ICD-10. “ICD-10 was a huge change for everyone and we knew creating an easy crosswalk was crucial for the success ... Read more...

Cleveland County Health Department Shares Proven Best Practices for a Successful Public Health EHR Implementation Cleveland County Health Department talks about best practices of EHR implementation with Patagonia HealthAs with all public health departments, Cleveland County was faced with the task of finding a usable and affordable Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The team at Cleveland County Health Department (CCHD) wanted it done right to avoid the usual pitfalls of adopting a new system. Old habits die hard, as they say, but Alisa ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Offers New Set of Free Public Health Webinars: Maximize Reimbursements & Affordable EHR for Local Health Departments You asked, we listened! Please join us for one or more of our Free Webinar Series for Public Health! Attendance is free and easy! (See easy registration links below)   Sessions are only 45 minutes or less Each webinar is offered twice for your convenience Register for one or all webinars of interest Feel free to pass along information to others who ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Ranks Top 5% on the Inc. 5000 List Fastest Growing Companies Patagonia Health, ranked number 269 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 1687%, is the fastest growing Electronic Health Records Company in the nation.   Cary, N.C., 14th Aug, 2015 – Patagonia Health, an Electronic Health Records (EHR) software company located in Cary, NC, ranked in top 5% on the Inc. 5000 list of ... Read more...

Patagonia Health EHR; Making things easier for healthcare professionals In a report published by the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) EHR 2020 Task Force, they summarize their position on the status and future direction of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Adoption of federally certified EHR has increased and significant benefits have been achieved by clinics. Users of EHRs have seen benefits in the area of ... Read more...

Hoke County Health Department Automates Pharmacy Workflow with Patagonia Health’s Built-in Pharmacy Software As part of providing family planning services, local health community health centers dispense medications to patients. However, this comes with added responsibility to track the pharmaceuticals. For example, in the case of a recall: one needs to be able to track a dispensed medication through specific lot numbers, to a patient. Similarly, clinics need to ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Offers Free Webinar Series for EHR and ICD-10 Readiness Free Webinar Series for Public Health Attend any of our complementary webinar series for local health departments. It is free and easy to attend, takes 45 minutes or less. These webinars are repeated, so choose the dates that work best for you. Register for one or all webinars of interest.  Feel free to pass along information to others who ... Read more...

Rowan County Health Department Replaces Legacy EHR Software with Patagonia Health   (May 2015, Rowan County, NC)   After more than a year of research, Rowan County Health Department selected a new Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and billing system to replace their existing legacy, Georgia-based EHR vendor.  In July 2015, they expect to go live with Patagonia Health EHR, a Cary, NC-based public health focused ... Read more...

EDNCPHA iPad Winner from Person County Health Department! Tracy Shaw, Accounting Technician from Person County Health Department, was the winner of the iPad Air drawing at the EDNCPHA conference in New Bern, NC. Person County Health Department has been a Patagonia Health customer since 2012 so we are pleased she won.  Pictures were excitedly shared with other team members from PCHD. Congratulations Tracy! Read more...

Transitioning to ICD-10 – Get Your Cheat Sheet!! Implementation date is October 1, 2015 – Start Preparing! Tips Do NOT buy anymore diagnosis coding books until 2016 if you already have an ICD-10 book Use this time to become more familiar with the code differences Make cheat sheets to help providers and staff Download your cheat sheet now!   Beware of Obstacles Resistance to change Challenge to updating skills Information Systems will need ... Read more...