AdventHealth, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, is installing a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management system across all of its acute care, physician practice, ambulatory, urgent care, home health and hospice facilities with the implementation of Epic.
“Our journey to become a consumer-focused clinical company requires a fully connected network throughout our entire enterprise,” said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for AdventHealth. “Connecting our network with a robust, integrated health record platform will give our caregivers access to the clinical information they need at the point of care and ultimately advance our consumer promises through a more seamless experience for those we serve.”
With the implementation of Epic, health records will be easily accessible regardless of the care setting in which a patient interacts with the health system, fostering greater efficiency and coordination. Epic’s Community Connect program will also allow AdventHealth to extend its EHR system to affiliated providers as part of the integrated platform.
In addition, the AdventHealth mobile app will be enhanced with Epic’s supporting infrastructure and tools, such as MyChart, which enables consumers to conveniently access their health information wherever they are.
AdventHealth’s work to transition to Epic will begin in March. It encompasses more than 1,200 care sites across the health system and is expected to be completed in about three years.
For more than 40 years, Wisconsin-based Epic has developed software that keeps the patient at the center. More than 250 million patients currently have an electronic record in Epic.
Comprehensive benefits packages, opportunities for professional development and inclusive work environments were cited as deciding factors.
The changes will advance growth and development for AdventHealth’s facilities, service lines and quality achievements.
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