Arkansas Heart deploys Oracle Health EHR to enhance interoperability

The Oracle Health EHR implementation aims to improve patient outcomes by enhancing health data interoperability across Arkansas Heart's network of ambulatory clinics and two hospitals.

Arkansas Heart Hospital is implementing Oracle Health EHR and patient accounting solutions across its network of ambulatory clinics and two hospitals to drive interoperability.

In combination with the network's existing Oracle applications for finance and supply chain, the deployments aim to help Arkansas Heart streamline patient data sharing across the organization for enhanced patient and provider experiences.

"Since we opened nearly 27 years ago, innovation has been a driving force that separates Arkansas Heart from the competition," Bruce Murphy, MD, PhD, CEO and founder of Arkansas Heart Hospital, said in a press release.

"Oracle shares our commitment to transforming healthcare for the betterment of patients, staff, and the communities we serve," Murphy added. "By extending Oracle technology across our organization, we are putting information into the hands of our staff that is vital for the care of our patients in moments where every second counts."

AMHS completes first phase of enterprise EHR implementation

Albany Medical Center (AMC) has announced that it is the first Albany Med Health System (AMHS) hospital to switch to an Epic EHR platform.

In September, Columbia Memorial Health, Glens Falls Hospital, and Saratoga Hospital will also transition to the Epic EHR system.

The enterprise implementation aims to unify AMHS hospital systems to aid care coordination and drive interoperability.

The Epic deployment also includes a new patient portal where patients can manage appointments, view test and lab results, request prescription refills, pay bills, message their provider, and more.

Tidelands Health invests $40 million in Epic EHR system

South Carolina-based Tidelands Health has implemented an Epic EHR system to drive care coordination and enhance the patient experience.  

The health system invested $40 million and spent over 18 months implementing the Epic EHR and related health IT, including a patient portal accessible through the My Tidelands Health app.

As a Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health affiliate, the Tidelands Health EHR is integrated with the MUSC Health EHR to provide a comprehensive view of patient care across both organizations.

"This is a monumental advancement for our patients, community, and health system," Bruce Bailey, Tidelands Health president and CEO, said in a public statement.

"From the implementation of the Epic medical record platform to the launch of the My Tidelands Health app featuring MyChart, our patients will experience improved access and care coordination," Bailey continued.

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