UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is in the final stages of their Epic journey to implement a new electronic health record across their hospitals and clinics. Epic will replace the current health record system on September 29, 2019. Company leadership has focused their time to make sure GRMC is ready for go-live and to ensure staff feel confident with the new platform.
Upon go-live, consumers will have personal and family health information at their fingertips through a portal called MyUnityPoint. They will be able to access the MyUnityPoint through the GRMC website. Additionally, consumers can message their clinical professional, complete questionnaires, and be more involved in managing their health.
With the launch of Epic comes extensive training for GRMC team members. Classes started in early August 2019 with more than 300 classes taught by 25 trainers. To facilitate this major transition, the hospital will establish a command center with trained professionals from across the UnityPoint Health System to assist during the first two weeks of go-live. In addition, there are many Epic “superusers” working throughout the hospital and clinics—assisting nurses, physicians, and staff with the new electronic medical record.
UnityPoint Health is dedicated to making it easier for consumers to live well. UnityPoint Health works together as a team to champion high-quality, low-cost care. With annual revenues of $4.4 billion, the provider organizations and services span hospitals, clinics, and at home settings across Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The presence in metropolitan and rural communities allows UnityPoint Health to innovate through partnerships organizations outside of health care, and the family of more than 30,000 team members remains dedicated to shared values that puts people first.
Epic was founded in 1979 and develops software to help get people well, help people stay well, and help future generations be healthier. More than 250 million consumers have a current electronic record in Epic. The software is used in community hospitals, children’s organizations, retail clinics, integrated delivery networks, skilled nursing facilities, safety-net provider organizations, among other facilities to better serve the consumer health care journey over time.
This was reported by UnityPoint Health on September 5, 2019.
Contact information: UnityPoint Health, 1776 West Lakes Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266; 641-236-7511; Website: www.unitypoint.org