AdventHealth switches from Cerner EHR to Epic: 6 notes  

Jackie Drees - Print  | 

Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth will begin a multimillion-dollar transition from its Cerner system to a new Epic EHR in March.

Six notes:

1. The Epic rollout will include more than 1,200 AdventHealth care sites, including 37 hospitals and various acute care, physician practice, ambulatory and urgent care facilities, according to a Feb. 11 news release emailed to Becker's Hospital Review

2. The health system initially implemented a Cerner system in 2002 when it was still known as Adventist Health System. Advent Health completed its rebrand in January 2019.

3. AdventHealth will implement Epic's EHR software as well as its revenue cycle management system to operate on a single, integrated platform.

4. In a statement emailed to Becker's, a health system spokesperson said "AdventHealth is making a multi-million-dollar investment in its transition to a new, enterprise-wide platform – and it is an investment that we see as necessary and essential in keeping our promise to our patients and caregivers. In light of that, a significant portion of that investment is focused on ensuring that our entire team is properly trained on the new platform – helping to ensure a safe, secure and smooth transition."

4. The health system anticipates the rollout will take three years to complete after the project kicks off next month.

5. Cerner said AdventHealth's EHR and RCM transition is expected to occur over the next few years. A company spokesperson provided the following emailed statement to Becker's: "The shift is expected to take up to five years and Cerner is committed to working closely with AdventHealth to continue delivering superior healthcare technology solutions throughout the transition."

6. AdventHealth is not affiliated with Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, which in October participated in a jobs swap of more than 1,000 IT and revenue cycle management employees with Cerner.

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