Mayo Clinic launches nationwide Epic EHR implementation at 1st Wisconsin sites

La Crosse, Wis.-based Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare is the first of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System's locations to implement the Verona, Wis.-based Epic EHR, reports La Crosse Tribune.

Mayo-Franciscan's Epic go-live July 8 is part of a $1 billion plan to deploy the EHR at all Mayo sites by the end of 2018, enabling information sharing across all the health system's sites in the nation. More than 51,000 staff members from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida will be trained on the EHR.

The Epic system will replace the three EHRs currently in use at Mayo. The new EHR will provide services related to medical records, billing security, radiology, data centers and "every other facet of operations," Tim Johnson, MD, vice president for Mayo Clinic in the southwest region of Wisconsin, told La Crosse Tribune.

"This is a very big switch for us, going to a single system for the entire Mayo enterprise," Dr. Johnson said.

Mayo Clinic sites in Minnesota will go live in November, followed by the health system's Rochester, Minn., campus in May 2018. The Arizona and Florida campuses will go live in October 2018.

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