Illinois hospital chooses Epic EHR: 3 notes

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital plans to implement an Epic EHR to increase interoperability and transfer of medical records, Orion Gazette reports.

Three notes:

1. The Olney, Ill.-based nonprofit hospital aims to go live on the EHR system in June.

2. In addition to the Epic EHR, Carle Richland Memorial Hospital will install a new phone system, for a combined cost of $10 million.

3. With Epic, CRMH clinicians can share patient information with other hospitals and health systems across the country that use Epic.

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