MultiCare invests $25M in Epic EHR

Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System is investing $25 million in a new Epic EHR to be implemented next year in its Spokane, Wash., locations, according to the Spokane Journal of Business.

Epic has been in use at MultiCare's Providence Health Care facilities since 2012 and 2013, but the newest expansion will bring the EHR to its MultiCare Rockwood Clinic and MultiCare Valley by March, followed by its MultiCare Deaconess in August.

The transition is part of the system's plan to improve the quality of healthcare delivery, which is dependent on an integrated delivery system, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive of the system's east region, David O'Brien, MD, told the Spokane Journal of Business.

"These days, the healthcare industry is moving toward more of a value focus, which means finding the best care, in the best location, at the best time, and at an affordable price," he said. "This community is already well on the path to being able to provide an integrated continuum of care, and our plans to invest in Epic software will move us closer toward accomplishing that."

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