Mayo Clinic Health Systems is beginning to transfer medical records to the Epic EHR system it is investing $1.5 billion in, reported the Post-Bulletin.
Mayo Clinic shifted more than 200,000 patients records from Mayo Clinic’s La Crosse, Onalaska, Prairie du Chien and Sparta, Wisc., locations to the new system. Epic’s EHR will replace Mayo’s three current EHRs and will allow patients and providers to go on one system, reported Healthcare IT News.
Mayo Clinic is calling the effort “Plummer Project,” named after Dr. Henry Plummer, an early Mayo Clinic leader. The project will feature an entire technology information upgrade for the revenue cycle, network upgrades and security upgrades.
Getting everything onto one system is an undertaking — especially for a system the size of Mayo Clinic.
Mayo Clinic has worked with Epic on creating a sole EHR provider since 2015. The health system chose Epic over rivals GE and Cerner. The project may be the start of other health systems working on similar projects. Epic is working with others to perform similar tasks.
NYC Health + Hospitals and the city of New York is investing $289 million over five years for a new Epic revenue system to improve efficiency and clinic documentation, reduce claims denials and accelerate reimbursements. The system will work with the Epic patient EHR, which NYC Health + Hospitals implemented last year. The system is expected to begin the rollout of the integrated platform in the fourth quarter of 2018 with the full system in place by the fourth quarter of 2020.