NYC Health + Hospitals, an integrated healthcare system of healthcare organizations, has reportedly launched the Epic EHR system at 19 additional facilities as part of the health system’s USD1 billion IT platform rollout. Based in New York City, the NYC Health + Hospitals’ Epic EHR system introduced at two hospitals in New York City and 17 ambulatory care clinics in Brooklyn. The system is now available to over 19,000 users across 50 care locations, and ensuring care providers can more easily engage in health data exchange across care settings.
The new system dubbed as Health + Hospitals Online (H2O) comprises the vendor’s MyChart patient portal, clinical decision support tools, and revenue cycle features. The system also includes billing and coding technology for improved billing efficiency. With the recent implementation of the Epic EHR system at 19 facilities, the total numbers of facilities currently live with the system up to 50 care locations. In a statement, NYC Health + Hospitals CIO Kevin Lynch stated that this is a significant milestone in this massive enterprise-wide project and a tremendous testament to the dedicated clinical teams and IT professionals who have worked together seamlessly to support their shared vision for excellent patient care for the more than 1 million New Yorkers who rely on our services every year.
According to the reports, the next three phases of the implementation project roll out in late summer this year through early next year’s spring at 5 more hospitals. Moreover, 15 additional community-based ambulatory care clinics will go live with H20 as part of the coming deployment waves, as reports added.