We are getting closer each day to our November go-live date for our new Epic Electronic Medical Record at JMHS. While this may seem like “just another software update,” the impact on our capabilities for more efficiencies, better record management, and more real-time information access has us very excited. If you think back to many of the modern conveniences we have today and their beginnings, I am sure we all thought they were no big deal, just another upgrade. Automation gives us the gift of “time” in many ways. Self-checkouts, microwave ovens, automobiles, computers, internet access, and more seem to improve different methods, allowing us more time in our day. In our new Epic system, some changes will save you time, too, such as the ability to see results, register for appointments, and self-check-in, along with many more time-saving features. It’s about time that healthcare makes those time-saving improvements too.
Kris Jacobson, LNHA, LALD, MBA