Epic is finally here! But wait, what does that mean?
Catholic Health has a brand new Electronic Health Record (EHR), Epic. It’s a massive upgrade over our previous system, and will equip caregivers with better technology to improve patient safety and transform the delivery of healthcare within our facilities.
As a Patient, How Will Epic Affect Me?
Along with Epic’s core of impressive EHR features, the platform offers a range of options to support patient engagement and healthcare accessibility. Our care team is able to improve clinical efficiency, productivity, and satisfaction with an integrated system that provides a single source to access and seamlessly share health information with other providers.
This improved clinical experience isn’t the only way Epic enhances the patient experience. Patients can take advantage of several new opportunities by using Epic’s patient portal, MyChart.
Participate in your own healthcare with these MyChart features:
- Access your medical records
- Schedule appointments
- View test results
- Message your provider
- Request prescription refills
- Schedule appointments
- Online bill pay (see bills, price estimates, and more)
MyChart is accessible via desktop and mobile devices. Instead of having a different patient portal for each of our locations, this provides one, centralized source where patients can access their health records, test results, prescriptions, and more.
What’s So Epic About the New EHR?
Almost two years ago, we announced that Catholic Health would make the largest investment in its history by selecting Epic as its new health record system. In fact, it is the most-widely used and comprehensive health record system in the United States. More than half of all Americans receive care at an organization that uses Epic.
And, we’re in good company: some of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals and medical schools use this EHR, including Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Cleveland Clinic.
But we didn’t just take their word for it. Prior to the announcement, Catholic Health caregivers including doctors and nurses, as well as managers and non-clinical associates, spent time evaluating the country’s leading EHR platforms to select our replacement.
Be Part of Epic, Sign Up for MyChart
Want to learn more? If you or a loved one receive care at any Catholic Health facility or are a patient at Trinity Medical WNY, we encourage you to sign up for MyChart today! Visit us at mychart.chsbuffalo.org to create your account.