Main Line Health to switch to Epic: 5 things to know

Main Line Health, based in Bryn Mawr, Pa., is moving forward with an Epic implementation.

Here are five things to know.

1. Main Line has chosen Epic to serve as its sole, integrated EHR. The health system is calling the transition initiative the Promoting Innovation by Valuing Organizational Transformation project, or PIVOT.

2. In 2011, Main Line underwent a different EHR implementation. The health system implemented the eClinicalWorks EHR and offered to help any affiliated physicians interested in using the eClinicalWorks system. 

3. The health system selected Epic for a number of reasons, including usability, inpatient and outpatient integration and efficient functionality, according a hospital statement.

4. "The transition to Epic will be more than a replacement of our IT systems. With the support of the entire Main Line Health team, this will be an organizational transformation to poise our health system for a new era in healthcare," said Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line.

5. The Epic EHR has a go-live target of early 2018.

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