11th Sentara hospital goes live on Epic EMR

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., transitioned to Sentara eCare, which enables the use of an Epic-based EMR system, according to a Daily Advance report.

This is the 11th hospital of 12 that Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare transitioned to Epic. Sentara Albemarle President Coleen Santa Ana noted the transition took more than two years and cost $18 million.

The transition to Sentara eCare allows Sentara Albemarle providers to share information across hospital departments, the Sentara network and among patients. It also brings prescription and appointment services online via Sentara MyChart. Sentara has been training employees on the new system for a year, according to the report.

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