As one of the most well-known names in the health IT industry, Wisconsin-based EHR company Epic Systems has been adopted by several of the largest healthcare systems in the nation. Not only has Epic been recognized with several awards, such as being named the overall Best In KLAS between 2010 and 2014, but many of its customers have also received several accolades including HIMSS Stages 6 and 7, Most Wired Awards, and HIMSS Davies awards.
Here is a breakdown of the ten largest Epic EHR adoptions by healthcare systems in the United States using data and intelligence from Definitive Healthcare.
Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a multi-part series on health system and hospital EHR implementations in the United States involving industry-leading EHR companies. Read about the biggest Cerner EHR Implementations , Allscripts EHR Implementations , and MEDITECH EHR implementations.
Kaiser Permanente Health Foundation
Since then, the Epic system has connected KP’s 38 hospitals, 619 medical offices, 17,791 physicians, 49,778 nurses, and over 177,000 overall employees in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. KP has also received a HIMSS Stage 7 award and the 2011 Davies Enterprise Award for its excellence in health IT.
Providence Health & Services
Running on the belief that healthcare is a basic human right, Providence seeks to provide quality care at an affordable price to all of its patients. To help facilitate that goal, the healthcare system implemented Epic EHR in both its inpatient and ambulatory settings, a project that was completed by 2014.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Since then, several of UPMC’s hospitals have received HIMSS Stage 6 Awards, and the UPMC Children’s Hospital has received HIMSS Stage 7. Additionally, UPMC has received the American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) Innovator Award, and was named one of the Most Wired hospitals for 16 years in a row.
Working off of a mission to maintain a non-profit model while providing quality care to all of its patients, Sutter Health has 24 member hospitals, including ambulatory surgery centers, cardiac centers, cancer centers, acute rehabilitation centers, behavioral health centers, trauma centers, and neonatal ICUs.
In order to provide high-quality and well-connected care, SSM Health began implementing Epic EHR systems in both inpatient and ambulatory clinics in 2008 and completed the transition in 2013. Since then, SSM has received HIMSS Stage 7 awards, a Missouri Quality Award for Integrated Health Technologies, and has been named a Most Wired hospital for two years in a row.
Cleveland Clinic Health System
The clinic maintains nearly 5.1 million visits per year, with over 3,000 physicians and scientists working for the health system. Cleveland Clinic Health System operates on the mission to be a “world leader in patient experience, clinical outcomes, education and research.”
In 2006, Mercy adopted Epic systems into its inpatient and ambulatory clinics, and has built a customized EHR system. Since then, Mercy members have received HIMSS Stage 6 Awards and have attested to Meaningful Use.
Earlier this year, the modernization initiative was completed, bringing integrated and coordinated care to each of Partners’ member clinics.
Slated for a 2015 completion, Mercy Health managed to implement health IT systems in 24 hospitals across Ohio and neighboring states and over 250 ambulatory sites. Furthermore, Mercy Health has been awarded HIMSS Stage 7 Awards for its EHR implementation. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health aims to provide compassionate, quality care.
Texas Health Resources
To connect all of those clinics, Texas Health Resources began implementing their Epic EHR in inpatient and ambulatory settings in 2006. Since then, the health system has received HIMSS Stage 7 Awards, attested to Meaningful Use, and has received the 2013 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award.
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