In a continuing effort to standardize and improve patient documentation and care across facilities, Mount Sinai Queens will roll out Epic, the state-of-the-art electronic medical record system, in the Pharmacy, Emergency Department, and all inpatient units on Sunday, April 7. Last summer, it launched Epic in three ambulatory sites: Mount Sinai Queens Physician Associates, Family Health Associates, and the Cancer Program.
“The Mount Sinai Queens Epic Clinical Implementation will connect the campuses in Queens and Manhattan so there is a single electronic medical record for every patient,” says Kristin Myers, Vice President, IT, Epic Clinical Transformation Group. “This will facilitate improvements in efficiency, communication, care delivery, and patient safety for our patients.”
Throughout the roll-out, Mount Sinai staff and physicians from the Manhattan campus have assisted their Epic colleagues in Queens. “Key members of the clinical staff and information technology team at The Mount Sinai Medical Center coordinated the efforts and provided on-the-ground expertise,” says Ken Koppenhaver, RN, MS, Senior Director, Epic Applications, at the Medical Center.
“Mount Sinai Queens is well positioned for this major step that will take place in April with the inpatient implementation,” says David Nierman, MD, MMM, Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai Queens. “The experience and depth of our Epic team and the lessons learned and shared by The Mount Sinai Medical Center are invaluable assets as our staff and physicians enthusiastically embrace this transition to electronic medical records.”
This article was first published in Inside Mount Sinai.