St. Charles Health System's Epic implementation creates 100 jobs

As part of its transition to Epic's EHR, St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore., plans to hire approximately 100 analysts by Sept. 1, according to The Bend Bulletin.

Chad Cagnolatti, the hospital's Epic project director, said the analysts will help tailor Epic to specific areas within the health system to prepare for the planned go-live in early 2018.

Many of the positions will be internal hires, according to the report, and Mr. Cagnolatti said such candidates could be office managers, nurses, medical assistants and even physicians. "They would be successful because those folks really know the workflow that goes into caring for the patients," he told The Bulletin.

St. Charles announced last week its plan to adopt Epic's EHR, but contract negotiations are ongoing. The hospital board plans to vote on a five-year implementation budget in June, according to the report.

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