Tribal Council approves new EHR for Healing House

Suquamish Tribal Council, at their regular meeting on Oct 28, approved the new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will be used by health and wellness professionals at the Tribe, marking the next major milestone towards fully opening the Healing House health clinic.

At the recommendation of Dr. Kristine Ewing, the clinic’s medical director, Council approved eClinicalWorks to serve as the Tribe’s backbone for recordkeeping and secure client communication to be used by both the Healing House and Wellness Center staffs.

With hiring now underway for a variety of key positions at the new health clinic, Ewing said there will be a 10-12 week training for staff to use the software and integrate it with other providers throughout the region.

Ewing also introduced Dr. Alex Kraft, the naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who has worked part-time at the Wellness Center for the past eight years and is now joining the Healing House team a full-time provider.