Cody Regional Health launches new medical records system

The new platform gives patients and providers a place to easily access medical records from Cody Regional Health System, anywhere in the Bighorn Basin and across the United States.

Cody Regional Health is completing the system-wide launch of its new electronic health record (EHR) system called Epic. The concurrent go-live will encompass all of CRH’s medical clinics in the Bighorn Basin region, which will exchange secure patient records on a single sharing platform.

Epic, according to its website, “develops software to help people recover, stay healthy, and help future generations be healthier.” Over 250 million patients have an up-to-date electronic file in the system.

The Epic transition for Cody Regional Health will go live on October 1, 2022.

The Epic system is possible in part through a partnership with St. Vincent Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Healthcare.

“The team has worked diligently for two years to prepare for this enhanced system,” said Doug McMillan, CEO of CRH Health System. “Although it is a very complex process, the benefits of Epic will improve the health of our patients and better support our clinical teams. We are excited to begin the transition to the new Epic system at HRC. Epic will allow patients to easily navigate and view their own records. It’s another way CRH ensures that our patients’ experience with us is a positive one.

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Epic will replace Meditech – Meditech’s current medical records and patient billing software – Cody Regional Health.

Patients will use a new digital tool called CRH MyChart, allowing them to easily locate personal health information on demand. They will also be able to communicate more easily with their doctor, complete health questionnaires before their visit, schedule appointments and become more involved in managing their overall health.

“We would like to thank our patients, residents and clients who benefit from HRC services in advance for their patience during this transition,” said Jennifer Jones, Director of Information Services at HRC. In order to ensure that our patient records are as up-to-date as possible, we would like to remind members of our community to bring patient ID and insurance cards.

Jen Alderfer, President of St. Vincent Healthcare and President of the Intermountain Montana and Wyoming Market, added, “Our partnership with Cody Regional Health is an exciting extension of St Vincent Healthcare’s commitment to collaborating with local partners and ensuring the continuity of resident care. throughout northern Wyoming and Montana.

According to Epic, hospitals and health systems that use their software hold the medical records of 54% of patients in the United States.

The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is also part of the Epic network, which includes hospitals in all 50 states and eight other countries.

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