What You Should Know:
– New Jersey Urology (NJU) becomes the first urology-only group to launch a urologic-centric Epic electronic health record (EHR).
– NJU is the largest urology practice providing complete urologic care and comprehensive individualized treatment at more than 60 convenient locations, including six state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment Centers.
New Jersey Urology (“NJU”), the leading urology service provider in New Jersey, and Urology Management Associates (“UMA”), NJU’s administrative practice management, today announced the launch of its urologic-centric Epic electronic health record (EHR). The launch marks NJU as the first urology-only group to launch Epic.
NJU is the largest urology practice in the United States providing complete urologic care and comprehensive individualized treatment at more than 60 convenient locations, including six state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment Centers.
“NJU will now have a toolset designed to treat urological conditions and meet the unique needs of their patients,” said Leela Vaughn, Epic Vice President. “As the first large, independent urology group to install Epic on its own, NJU is creating a new option for other independent urology practices to get Epic and benefit from NJU’s expertise.”
Why It Matters
As one of the key drivers of becoming a more patient-centric organization, NJU is also using Epic’s patient-facing app, MyChart. Patients can use MyChart to connect with their care team, view their health record, update their demographic and clinical information, request prescription refills , and more. This will vastly improve patient accessibility, increasing patient engagement, and satisfaction.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this offers patients a safer, simplified, and much more streamlined contactless check-in process. The integrated enterprise EHR system pulls together data from NJU’s four legacy systems into one single, merged view within NJU’s 60+ practices across New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“We selected Epic because it allows NJU to perform under one integrated platform. It supports seamless workflows, efficient coordination, and built-in analytics to improve operational efficiencies,” said Derek Grimes, CIO of NJU. “We began our Epic project back in June 2019, and this launch represents a significant milestone. In partnership with Epic, this initiative is a testament to our amazing NJU Epic team consisting of IT, clinicians, physician champions and Epic Super Users across the entire organization. Epic will revolutionize and transform the daily interactions within our practices, facilitate better patient care, and vastly improve patient outcomes.”