Trinity Health chooses Epic as its next enterprisewide EHR

Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health will transition all of its hospitals, ambulatory care centers, physician offices and continuing care programs to Epic's EHR and revenue cycle management system as part of its People-Centered 2020 strategic plan, the 94-hospital system announced May 2.

In April, a Trinity spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review it was reviewing its EHR strategy as part of a broader strategic plan to shift from producer-centered, which emphasizes volume, to people-centered, which emphasizes population value.

Trinity Health said it opted for Epic as its new integrated platform because of the EHR giant's slew of products and services offered in a single, unified place. The health system hopes Epic will give patients and consumers access to convenient tools such as online scheduling, e-visits and simplified online bill pay.

"People deserve customized and convenient health care experiences, including simple access to a complete health and billing record. At the same time, physicians and clinicians need tools that make it easier to practice medicine. We look forward to implementing a single, enterprise solution enabling us to deliver excellent, people-centered care," said Trinity President and COO Mike Slubowski.

Trinity Health currently uses multiple EHRs across its system, including athenahealth and Cerner. A spokesperson declined to estimate the cost of the new EHR but said Trinity expects it will take four years to roll the platform out across all its facilities, which includes 94 hospitals and 109 continuing care locations.

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