Mayo Clinic is on the cusp of one of the biggest and most expensive EHR go-lives in history.
When the health system replaces Cerner and GE software with Epic’s electronic health record on May 5, at its Rochester, Minnesota, headquarters, the go-live will be the most critical piece of a massive technology project dating back to 2013. But it won’t be the last: Launches in Arizona and Florida are scheduled for October 2018.
With the new acquisition, the virtual care company says it's building out its platform to better handle interoperability and data management continuity for small physicians practices and multi-hospital systems alike.
Health IT professionals offer their opinions about what the project might be able to accomplish for patient engagement and consumer-mediated exchange – and how ready smaller providers might be to someday try it themselves.
By replacing two Cerner systems, the North Carolina health system aims for a broader view, helping its physicians, nurses and IT staff work more collaboratively to serve patients with what it described as a comprehensive health record.