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  • 7.1* - What is the Electronic Health Record (EHR)/SanWITS timeline?

    The goal is to deploy the SanWITS EHR in phases. Phase 1 will be ready by 7/1/18; this phase will mainly be administrative functions, such as an authorization module and bed capacity for Optum/residential programs. Phase 2 is slated to begin January 2019, and includes more clinical components (such as assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes).

  • 7.2* - Will providers have access to an EHR and does the County foresee this going live 7/1/18?

    The County of San Diego is in meetings with Fein, the vendor for SanWITS, and we are moving forward with use of SanWITs as the EHR for the SUD System of Care. It is anticipated that many elements (e.g., assessments, ASAM Criteria information, progress notes, etc.) will be in place by 7/1/18.

  • 7.3* - Will you let us know when staff should have access to SanWITS?

    Yes, training plans/schedules will be made available. Since the goal is an electronic health record (EHR) with clinical documentation, staff providing services such as intake/screening, group and individual counseling, case management, recovery services, etc. will need to have access. Plan now for computer equipment needs, and consider staff computer literacy. Refer staff for computer skill building, if needed.

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