Michigan hospital pays $8M to transition to Covenant HealthCare's Epic EHR 

As part of its partnership with Mary Free Bed hospital, Saginaw, Mich.-based Covenant HealthCare signed a 10-year agreement to extend access to its Epic EHR system to the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based hospital, according to a Nov. 4 news release.

Covenant HealthCare has used Epic for the past 12 years. By partnering with the 642-bed hospital, Mary Free Bed clinicians and patients will move to the same EHR to store patient health records.

The EHR transition is expected to cost Mary Free Bed $8 million, and the project is anticipated to take 18-24 months before the EHR system is fully operational, according to Grand Rapids Business Journal. Phase one of the project will roll out in 2021, followed by phase two in 2022.

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