DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Epic, which is one of the highest end electronic medical records software, will soon be used throughout the entirety of Southeast Health Medical Group.
The software is able to be filled out once by patients or nurses and will be transferred to any area of Southeast the patient ends up at.
“Now by having one record that same information that you gave to the clinic that you were just in about your medications or your allergies or any of your history, now if you showed up at the emergency room, all that information is going to be right there with us,” Chief Information Officer Eric Daffron said. “We can see it.”
Epic not only allows medical record sharing throughout Southeast but if a patient comes from another Epic hospital, all their information is immediately transferred.
Also, it all comes with the app My Chart, where patients can see their appointments, prescriptions, and even test results.
“We’re really excited for the patients of what they’re going to see with those new functionality,” Daffron said. “There’s an app, you can do it online on the website, so lot’s of avenues to be able to access My Chart.”
Epic was actually turned on early just for the COVID-19 drive-thru vaccine clinic and the hospital will be putting up QR codes around the facility to make downloading the app easier for patients.
Southeast will be hitting the switch Saturday morning at 4:00 AM and are more than excited to get started after all this planning.
“This system is used in the top hospitals in the country, so if you look at US News and World Report, the top twenty hospitals, every single one of them are using Epic as their systems,” Daffron said. “So we’re very excited to be in the company of those institutions.”