Trinity Health to roll out Epic system to entire organization
Michael A. Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE
Livonia, MI-based Trinity Health announced Wednesday that it is moving to a single, enterprise-wide electronic health record and revenue cycle management system, the Epic platform.
The plan includes all of the system's continuing care programs — including the 36 Trinity Health Senior Communities, the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly and hospice and home care programs — as well as hospitals, ambulatory care centers and physician offices.
“People deserve customized and convenient healthcare experiences, including simple access to a complete health and billing record,” Trinity Health President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Slubowski said in a statement. “At the same time, physicians and clinicians need tools that make it easier to practice medicine. We look forward to implementing a single, enterprise solution enabling us to deliver excellent, people-centered care.”
Trinity ultimately expects to train more than 100,000 people across 22 states to use the unified platform, which in addition to offering shared patient/resident records also has tools for online scheduling, e-visits and online bill paying.