by Rachel A. Arndt
The Mayo Clinic just completed one of the most expensive Epic electronic health records system installations ever, finishing the roll-out of the software across all its sites. Now that the project—part of a $1.5 billion set of technology upgrades—is complete, Mayo providers will have an easier time moving patient records around the health system, and patients will be able to check in electronically and receive consolidated billing statements. "The modern EHR is more than an electronic version of a medical record—it's the engine that drives operations, making this project one of the largest in Mayo Clinic history," he told Modern Healthcare in May 2018. The full rollout took just over a year. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo started with the Mayo Clinic Health System in Wisconsin in July 2017. The final push came on Saturday, when Mayo finished rolling out the software to the final three sites—Jacksonville, Fla., Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Context: Mayo Clinic has achieved a historic milestone with the final Epic implementation in Florida and Arizona. All Mayo locations are now on a single, integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle management system. On Oct. 6, the Epic system went live on Mayo campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. They were the final sites to implement this system that will be the foundation for operations for years to come. “Having one integrated system builds on our core mission of putting the needs of patients first,” says Steve Peters, M.D., co-chair of the initiative. “This will enable us to enhance services, accelerate innovation and provide better care.” You can read more about the Epic implementation on Mayo Clinic News Network.
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