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Olmsted Medical Center switching to EPIC electronic health record system

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Olmsted Medical Center decided to switch its electronic health record system to EPIC in August of 2017.

It’s going live for the organization this weekend.

The system replaces electronic health records for inpatient services and ambulatory services, as well as the current billing system.

The command center will be in the hospital.

OMC says it’s the first in the nation with a different implementation strategy. They have a core group of staffers who train the rest of the employees.

“The nice thing about EPIC is that we can connect with multiple organizations, says OMC Chief Clinical Care Officer Dr. Randy Hemann. “Both that are on EPIC and even those that are not on EPIC. Even nursing homes we can communicate better, with Mayo we’re already communicating better with them after their implementation.”

Patients using different healthcare providers will have an easier time accessing their records.

The switch for the OMC hospital begins at 4 a.m. Saturday.

That’s followed by the switching at the Convenience Care Clinics, Fast Care and Acute Care later in the day Saturday and then Sunday.

The rest of the OMC outpatient clinics will start switching on Monday morning.

Mayo Clinic switched to EPIC earlier this year.

Ala Errebhi

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