Colorado regional hospital to save $5M on Epic EHR after affiliating with larger system

Memorial Regional Health in Craig, Colo., will use a newly announced affiliation with SCL Health St. Mary's Regional Health System to invest in a new Epic EHR, a deal expected to save the hospital about $5 million over the next five years, Craig Press reports.

The Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees OK'd the affiliation with SCL Health and the Epic implementation Sept. 20.

The affiliation will enable Memorial Regional Health to remain independently managed as well as leverage the buying power of the larger health system. SCL Health, headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., will  facilitate Memorial's switch to Epic.

Memorial Regional Health is a full-service community healthcare system that includes specialty, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic clinics, a hospital and a rehabilitation center.

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