The Brooklyn Hospital Center Launches Epic Electronic Medical RecordSeptember 4, 2018
Ambulatory medical records integrated into a shared system
The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) launched Epic in its ambulatory care network sites. Epic is the most widely-used and comprehensive electronic health records system and provides a platform for integrated care to ensure patients have convenient digital access to their health information.
“Epic makes it easier for our providers to communicate and access the information they need to care for our patients,” says Gary G. Terrinoni, TBHC President and CEO. “There were many systems in place at our ambulatory care sites, and Epic allows us to consolidate onto a single, shared platform for patient care.”
Epic is used by a majority of U.S. News and World Report’s top-ranked hospitals and medical schools who are working collaboratively every day to improve patient care, innovate healthcare delivery and achieve financial health.
TBHC serves patients in communities located throughout Brooklyn via a network of ambulatory care sites. On the provider side, the switch to Epic will streamline services, such as scheduling, clinical applications, billing and population health initiatives.
Patients benefit from the use of MyChart @ Brooklyn Health, a digital portal that allows patients and their designated caregivers to access health information, communicate with providers, schedule appointments and pay bills 24/7 using a smartphone or computer.
All organizations using Epic interoperate, which means they can easily exchange patient data to improve patient care. TBHC providers will have the ability to coordinate care with clinicians outside of The Brooklyn Hospital Center, closing care gaps and reducing duplication. As the leader in interoperability, Epic will enable providers to easily exchange data for improved continuity of care.
“Epic allows us to adopt some of the standards in place at the best healthcare organizations in the country, but still be flexible and adjust for the needs of TBHC’s locations and patients,” says Sam Amirfar, MD, Chief Information Officer.