Epic in the headlines — 13 recent stories 

Editors note: The updates are noted in the order they were reported.

Jackie Drees –
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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Here are 13 updates on Epics operations, software and collaborations reported by Beckers Hospital Review in October..

1. Independent operator FastMed Urgent Care executed an Epic EHR in all 29 of its Arizona clinics..

2. University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview researchers produced an expert system algorithm that evaluates chest X-rays to diagnose possible cases of COVID-19 and made it readily available at scale free of charge in Epics App Orchard..

3. Bloomfield-based New Jersey Urology partnered with Epic to establish and release a urology-centric EHR system..

4. Rolla, Mo.-based Phelps Health went live with an Epic EHR throughout its 242-bed health system.

5. Sidney (Neb.) Regional Medical Center released its brand-new Epic EHR system Oct. 17 as part of its collaboration with Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth, which enables the two organizations to share patient health information on the same platform..

6. Lyft revealed it is integrating with Epic to permit health care workers to collaborate client transportation straight from the EHR. Health systems presently devoted to the new Lyft for Epic integration consist of Tampa General and Ochsner Health..

7. Carson City, Nev.-based Carson Tahoe Health, a two-hospital health system with 21 provider locations, went live on an Epic EHR Oct. 10.

8. Epic partnered with InterSystems information platform for its EHR to increase clinicians access to larger datasets and info for client care. Under the collaboration, Epic will use InterSystems IRIS Data platform as the structure for its EHR system..

9. Christus Trinity Clinic in Texarkana, Texas, released its brand-new Epic EHR system. The clinic belongs to Irving, Texas-based Christus Health, a nonprofit health system that comprises more than 600 medical centers in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana..

10. Freehold, N.J.-based CentraState Healthcare System revealed it will implement an Epic EHR after broadening its collaboration with Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System.

11. 4 health care suppliers signed on to carry out a brand-new payer platform collectively developed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Epic that is designed to securely exchange health information between suppliers and insurance providers and streamline administrative procedures such as previous authorizations and paying claims. The four companies taking part in the first wave of implementation are: NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill.; DuPage Medical Group in Downers Grove, Ill.; Access Community Health Network in Chicago; and Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights, Ill..

12. In an interview with Beckers Hospital Review, Alan Hutchison, vice president of population health at Epic, highlighted the EHR vendors brand-new collaboration with Lyft and shared how the organizations are addressing social factors of health difficulties, such as transport insecurity, through their new combination..

13. York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health transitioned its facilities in Franklin and Cumberland counties onto the systems Epic EHR. The WellSpan locations were formerly part of Summit Health, which signed up with WellSpan Nov. 1, 2018.

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Epic teamed up with InterSystems information platform for its EHR to increase clinicians access to bigger datasets and information for patient care. Christus Trinity Clinic in Texarkana, Texas, released its brand-new Epic EHR system. Four healthcare suppliers signed on to implement a new payer platform jointly established by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Epic that is designed to securely exchange health info between suppliers and insurance providers and simplify administrative processes such as prior permissions and paying claims. York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health transitioned its facilities in Franklin and Cumberland counties onto the systems Epic EHR. The WellSpan locations were previously part of Summit Health, which joined WellSpan Nov. 1, 2018.