SAH transitioning to electronic health records

Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Syracuse Area Health will soon be transitioning to a new platform for electronic health records (EHR). Cerner is an electronic medical software system, and was chosen as the new platform after an extensive review process that took place over almost two years.

The new Cerner system will provide providers, employees, and patients with many upgraded capabilities, allowing SAH to better meet the needs of all patients.

CEO, Mike Harvey stated, “The conversion to the Cerner system is reflective of our commitment at SAH to provide our patients with the best possible healthcare experience. As we convert to this new system patients may notice some differences in how we do things, but in the long run this new software system is a huge advantage in efficiency for providers, patients, and everyone at SAH.”

As the new program is rolled out, patients may notice some changes to the normal processes at SAH. Employees are currently training and learning the new system, with the full conversion scheduled for the beginning of October. At that time, patients will experience a new registration process and a new patient portal for online access to their healthcare information.

Quality and Compliance Director at SAH, Donna Armknecht, shared “Everyone at SAH is in the process of learning the new system, and we are excited to move forward with the new program and new processes this fall.”

About Syracuse Area Health:

Syracuse Area Health has a rich history of providing high quality, cost effective healthcare across Southeast Nebraska. Visit to learn more about our hospital, clinics and services. Compassionate Care, Healthy Communities

About Cerner:

Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at thousands of contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations.

The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit