Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) will be switching our current Electronic Medical Record (EMR) from Centriq to Epic software on November 5, 2022. The Epic EMR is one of the most widely used software and supports over 40 different healthcare specialties. The patient portal, MyChart, powered through Epic, is used by 78% of patients in the United States and by over 3% of patients worldwide in 2022.
The move to Epic EMR will improve efficiency and communication for our medical providers, staff, and patients. Patients and their provider will be able to easily share medical record information with their healthcare team and have access to medical history. The patient portal through “My Chart” will allow quicker access to view their health information, request prescription refills, schedule appointments, have telehealth visits, communicate with your medical provider, and even pay your bill.
The Epic software platform is only available to large hospitals. Smaller hospitals may purchase the system through larger healthcare organizations. Because JMHS is not considered a large hospital organization, we were required to purchase the Epic software through a larger hospital organization. Following positive transitions from several neighboring hospitals, JMHS chose to purchase the EMR system through CentraCare. JMHS remains an independent healthcare facility and is only working with CentraCare to make this important upgrade to our EMR system.
JMHS will continue to provide important updates to our patients and plans to hold in-person training sessions for the MyChart portal in November.