Published on July 01, 2011

OCTC Secures Funding for Owensboro Health EMR Project

Monday, July 11 at 10AM - OCTC Admin Boardroom

Owensboro, KY (July 1, 2011) — Owensboro Community and Technical College President, Dr. Jim Klauber, secured a KY WINS funding commitment up to $500,000 to support the new Owensboro Health Electronic Medical Records (EMR) training project. On Monday, July 11, elected state officials along with Owensboro Health and OCTC leaders will hold a ceremonial signing of the funding agreement at 10:00 a.m. in OCTC’s Administration Building Board Room, located at 4800 New Hartford Road. Senator Joe Bowen, Representative Jim Glenn, Representative Tommy Thompson, and Owensboro Health CEO Jeff Barber are expected to attend.  KY WINS funding, which is legislatively appropriated to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, allows local KCTCS institutions to provide the training that companies require to maintain a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

“OCTC’s Workforce Solutions division will team up with Owensboro Health to provide an estimated 4,954 hours of Epic implementation training to hospital employees this year. The KY WINS funding will help defray Owensboro Health’s costs relating to training, facilities, and technology infrastructure.” said Klauber.

In addition to KY WINS funding, OCTC is providing training labs, additional trainers, and project management support to this extensive project. Tonya Mann-Howard and Rob Southard are leading the Workforce Solutions division’s efforts for the EMR training project. Owensboro Health-owned healthcare providers and clinics are scheduled for training this summer and the hospital is scheduled for training this fall. Epic is an electronic medical record system that is used by 204 healthcare organizations and up to one-third of all physicians in the United States.

About OCTC

Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the 16 colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System.  OCTC serves the western Kentucky region counties of Daviess, Ohio, Hancock and McLean.

About KCTCS

Every year, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System provides real opportunity to real people – transforming the economy of the entire state by transforming the lives of the people who live in it. Help us continue transforming lives in our state’s economy by joining the Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges at kctcs.edu.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.