Trinity Health delays Epic EHR install by a year: 4 details

Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health is pausing the full application of its Legendary EHR system in the middle of the pandemic, according to a report from Crains Detroit.

4 details:
1. Executives stated the 92-hospital health system would pause its EHR shift during an investor call on Oct. 16. The health system originally planned to have actually Epic implemented in 2022, however now prepares for the new EHR system wont be totally set up until completion of 2023.
2. Trinitys Michigan places went live with Epic in January, and its Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peters Health Partners is on track to go live with Epic in March 2021, according to the report.
3. During the investor call, Trinity Health CFO Cindy Clemence stated its yearly capital costs, which would consist of the EHR shift, will be about $1.2 billion in the next few years.
4. With the Epic set up, Trinity will outsource or move about 1,650 staff members, consisting of some who will work for Leidos, the health systems application management services supplier. This transition originally was revealed in 2019 when the health system very first chosen Epic.
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Executives stated the 92-hospital health system would pause its EHR shift during an investor call on Oct. 16. The health system initially prepared to have Epic implemented in 2022, but now prepares for the brand-new EHR system will not be fully installed until the end of 2023.
With the Epic set up, Trinity will contract out or move about 1,650 workers, including some who will work for Leidos, the health systems application management services supplier.