Beginning the end of August, patients at Ivinson Memorial Hospital will receive an electronic health record, or EHR through Epic, the leading provider of electronic health records in the country.
“When evaluating different EHR platforms it was important for us to find a system that allows for ease of use, functionality, and integration. Epic is the most widely used EHR in the country – this will help improve our continuity of care for our patients, both within Ivinson and with other healthcare providers,” explains Nicole Rooney, Ivinson’s Chief Nursing Officer
An EHR collects all of a patient’s health information, including lab tests, imaging studies, physician notes, medications prescribed, vaccinations and more. All of this information is securely stored in one online location that is accessible to the patient and their healthcare providers. Ivinson’s new EHR, Epic, is the leading provider of EHRs in the country with over 190 million records.
With the transition to Epic, Ivinson patients will notice important changes. The Patient Portal, where patients access their records will have a new interface. Patients will also begin to receive reminder phone calls and/or text messages through the new Patient Prompt program. Additionally, patients will notice a change in the way their bill looks and how they access the online payment system. The Epic system will make it easier for patients to access their records and take an even more active role in their health.
For more information about Ivinson’s transition to Epic, contact Sagan Wheeler at 307−755−4602.