October 2012

NCH evaluating Epic software system

NCH is currently conducting a feasibility study to evaluate the costs and benefits of moving to an integrated software system – Epic. The Epic system spans various functions, including electronic medical records, patient registration, scheduling and billing, as well as providing patients with access to their health records. These functions are currently performed at NCH using various software systems that must be interfaced together.

The feasibility study will consider the budget and resources needed to transition to the Epic system, as well as how it would enable NCH to meet its strategic goals. A number of system demonstrations, including two dedicated to physicians, are scheduled in order to obtain end-user insights into the Epic product. Results of the feasibility study will be shared with the NCH Board of Directors at an upcoming meeting.

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