St. Charles Health System to implement Epic EHR

The Oregon-based network said the new electronic health record system will help it improve care quality and coordination.
By Bill Siwicki
12:48 PM
Epic Systems EHR electronic health record St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon. Source: St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System has selected the EHR of Epic Systems to digitize its patient information across all provider locations.

The health system in Bend, Oregon, said it is going with Epic after an extensive assessment and selection process driven by the organization’s caregivers and providers.

“Our patients, caregivers and providers will all benefit from our hospitals, ambulatory clinics and business offices using one system across all departments,” said Jeremiah Brickhouse, St. Charles’ CIO. “We’ll be able to better manage the health of our patients and our community throughout the health system and other organizations across the region, providing better continuity of care.”

St. Charles is fine-tuning the details of its implementation timeline but the official implementation project kickoff currently is targeted for early fall.

To facilitate the EHR and the technology’s implementation, St. Charles Health System is planning to hire more than 100 people.

St. Charles Health System owns and operates St. Charles Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond hospitals. It also owns family care clinics in Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. St. Charles reported it is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,800 caregivers. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with the health system.

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