Press Release Written by Sagan Wheeler

Ivinson Updates Electronic Health Records System

This summer, Ivinson prepares to update electronic health records system to Epic, the leading provider of electronic health records in the country.

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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 3077554602.