One week live with Epic
Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) new hospital information system, Epic, launched just over one week ago. We’re happy to celebrate three important milestones that allow our patients to receive even better care.
More than 1,700 patients are on board with MyChart
Since June 4, more than 1,700 patients signed up for MyChart. MyChart allows HHS patients to access their medical record including physician’s instructions, test results, appointment notifications, educational resources to support recovery, and more. Patients can also assign access to a loved one if they need support managing their care. Most importantly, MyChart enables patients and their care team to have a common understanding of the patient’s journey, giving way to better collaboration and more informed care.
I really like the new MyChart app that @HamHealthSci started using! It makes it so easy to see every aspect of my hospital activities. I can’t get over how easy it is to use and very secure. This is definitely an EPIC step forward 😉 pic.twitter.com/IlF8cyDVt4
— Neil (@NeilHyndman) June 9, 2022
Epic takes virtual care to the next level
The COVID-19 pandemic propelled virtual care innovation at HHS, making it possible for more and more patients to connect with their care team from the comfort of their home. Epic takes virtual care one step further with built-in, secure Zoom capability that allows health-care providers to meet with patients while simultaneously documenting in to the patient’s record. On the other end, patients can access Zoom within MyChart where they can easily chat with their clinician while viewing their own health record. Since HHS went live with Epic on June 4, nearly 600 virtual visits have been enabled by Epic.
Our rockstar RNs in the VirtualGIM clinic loving that Zoom is now integrated into Epic for video visits with patients! 🎥 @HamHealthSci pic.twitter.com/w3eXQ6DjuX
— Julie Matthews (@juliematthewsss) June 6, 2022
Care everywhere: Epic enables record-sharing between hospitals
With the click of a button, health-care providers can now access a patient’s record from other hospitals that also use Epic using the “Care everywhere” feature. This gives providers a better picture of a patient’s health history, reduces the need for repeat tests, and saves clinicians from having to manually request and share records. Since go-live on June 4, HHS has exchanged more than 35,000 records with other Epic hospitals, including in the United States.
Part of what makes our new system so powerful is how it links to other hospitals like @StJoesHamilton @SickKidsNews @UHN and more. This means better, more connected care for patients and our community. https://t.co/O990hiypTH
— Rob MacIsaac (@RobMacIsaac) June 7, 2022
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