Cook Children’s Health Care System has announced their go-live on Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) on March 1. Epic’s EHR system will care to patients not only at the flagship medical center in Fort Worth, Texas, but more than 60 pediatric medical offices and specialty clinics throughout the state.
Epic’s rollout at Cook Children’s includes several components affecting patient families, medical staff and referring physicians. A new and improved patient portal, known as MyChart, will allow families to receive summaries of their child’s visits, test results, immunization records as well as communicate directly with their child’s care team. For Cook Children’s staff, Epic has created a one-stop-shop for electronic medical records which were previously spread across many different systems. Referring physicians are now able to access and share patient information on one secure, collaborative platform, simplifying the administration side of patient care.
“Epic is the future of Cook Children’s and our centennial year is the perfect time to roll it out,” said Theresa Meadows, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cook Children’s. “Our information services team worked tirelessly for more than a year to make this monumental transition a success. We couldn’t be more proud of their hard work and dedication to the patients and families we serve.”