Skagit Regional Health, a Northwest Washington-based provider of healthcare services has selected Epic as its strategic partner for a single, integrated EHR across its continuum of care, including Skagit Valley Hospital, Skagit Regional Clinics, Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center and Skagit Valley Kidney Center. The Epic EHR implementation is expected to cost $72M over the next five years that will improve system interoperability, connectivity with patients, access to information and data sharing.
To support the planning, implementation and go-live for the Epic project, Skagit Regional Health posted 53 new IT jobs in December and is planning to add 15 to 20 more IT positions in 2016. The implementation is expected to last approximately 18 months.
Skagit Valley Hospital is home to the area’s only cardiac catheterization labs and offers advanced heart and vascular care. Skagit Valley Hospital leads the way in comprehensive cancer care and is a network member of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which brings together the talents and research power of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s. It is also the third largest public district hospital in the State of Washington.