11 Epic implementations, go-lives in the past 60 days, including a $151M transition

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Over the past 60 days, here are 11 instances of Epic EHR implementation.

CHI Memorial Hospital, based in Tennessee, completed an 18-month, $67 million Epic EHR transition. The health system went live with its new EHR at three hospitals on Nov. 4 and expects physician offices and clinics to transition to the system as well, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Tanner Health System, based in Georgia, went live on its Epic EHR system across five hospitals and around 40 physician practices. The health system spent 14 months implementing its new EHR. Between July and Nov. 3, the official go-live date, 7,500 patients signed up for its patient portal.

University of Vermont Health Network launched the first phase of its $151.5 million Epic EHR implementation on Nov. 9. When complete, the EHR will unite the health system's locations for billing, scheduling and registration in addition to traditional EHR functions. The health system has three go-live phases to complete and expects to finish in 2021.

Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt., deployed the first wave of its Epic EHR system on Nov. 1. It has a five-year transition plan.

Phelps Health in Missouri selected Epic for its new EHR system. The health system serves around 200,000 residents of south central Missouri and expects to go live in late 2020. The 242-bed hospital announced its selection on Sept. 13.

West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health finalized its Epic implementation in August and then in October announced it was cutting 60 jobs. The hospital eliminated patient sitter and greeter roles and made changes to others. "These changes will improve care delivery and coordination on nursing units and create a consistent model for care across the Tower Health hospitals," said Richard Wells, a spokesperson for the system's hospitals in Chestnut Hill and Pottstown. "This change also supports the recent installation of the Epic electronic health record across Tower Health."

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center reported plans to transition to Epic EHR in October. The 456-bed academic teaching hospital, based in Colton, Calif., includes five primary care centers, a level 2 trauma center and behavioral health center.

Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda Health System deployed Epic EHR in October. Its transition began in 2016 and now all of the health system's five hospitals and more than 1,100 physicians are live on the system.

Bridgeport Hospital in Milford, Conn., went live on Epic EHR in October. The hospital began the process in June after integrating with Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Bridgeport is a 501-bed, nonprofit hospital with beds across two campuses.

Boulder (Colo.) Community Hospital deployed Epic EHR on Nov. 1, replacing two separate systems the hospital had been using for hospital services and physician clinics. The nonprofit health system includes 540 affiliated physicians.


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