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North Oaks Medical Center Celebrates Special Delivery

North Oaks Medical Center Celebrates Special Delivery
On March 1, 2013, Jaymien Jonathan Sandon made history as the first baby born at North Oaks Medical Center to have a state-of-the-art Electronic Health Record (EHR) instead of a paper medical chart.

Kari and Jonathan Sandon of Livingston, La. welcomed their first child into the world at 8:20 p.m. on March 1, less than 15 hours after the final phases of implementation of Electronic Health Record technology were completed at the hospital. Dr. Jaime Edwards of Magnolia Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic in Hammond and Walker delivered baby boy Jaymien, who weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. and measured 20.5 inches long.

“As of March 1, we are proud to say that the entire health system, including our hospitals, diagnostic centers and physician clinics, are using North Oaks e-ONE, our new state-of-the-art EHR system,” affirms North Oaks Chief Medical Information/Informatics Officer Herbert Robinson III, MD. “Our patients benefit through secure, convenient online access to their personal medical information to help us provide them with safe, high-quality health care. Also, we gain real time access for physicians to look at items like specialist’s reports, lab and test results, medication lists and each patient’s medical history whether the physician is physically in the hospital or not.”

The health system partnered with Epic, an international health care technology firm and industry leader, to implement the North Oaks e-ONE system. The project represents a $40 million community investment. Epic is consistently recognized by KLAS with their “Best in KLAS” awards in several categories. KLAS is a national organization that conducts independent, interactive research to determine best practices in health care technology services.