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3 healthcare organizations begin EHR implementation projects

Health First, Axis Health and Atlantis Orthopedics recently announced EHR implementation projects to improve patient care and optimize clinical workflows.

Florida-based Health First has announced an Epic EHR implementation to unify patient information across its locations and optimize workflows.

"Epic's mission is to help organizations deliver high-quality, personalized care that's easier for everyone," said Cheyana Fischer, chief clinical officer and chief nursing officer at Health First. "Health First's implementation of Epic systems will result in easier access to medical information so our patients can take control over their healthcare experience."

"The investment in the Epic platform will modernize Health First's technology and improve our ability to support everyone we serve," Fischer continued. "This will enhance our ability to share data, streamline experience, and provide national best-practice decision support tools,"

According to Michael Carr, Health First's chief information officer, the Epic EHR system is expected to be fully operational by January 2026.

"This is an ambitious vision-come-true for us and we understand that together, we're on an 'epic' journey," said Carr. "Our Epic journey is a transformative step in how we provide service. It's how we deliver on our value promises, making healthcare information easy and 'delightful' for our patients, plan members, providers, and care teams."

Health system selects NextGen EHR for community-based care

Axis Health System is implementing a NextGen Healthcare EHR to drive community-based healthcare delivery across southwest Colorado.

Axis Health System is a community health center, community mental health center and licensed substance use treatment provider. The organization also provides pharmacy services and runs walk-in crisis centers.

By deploying NextGen's Enterprise EHR and practice management solutions, the health system aims to consolidate patient health records to ensure the accuracy of diagnoses and boost operational efficiencies.

"We chose NextGen Healthcare after a comprehensive search to find a healthcare technology partner that understands our vision of care integration," Shelly Burke, chief executive officer of Axis Health System, said in a press release. "Together, we will continue raising the bar for whole-person care."

Orthopedic practice announces eClinicalworks EHR implementation

Florida-based Atlantis Orthopedics is deploying eClinicalWorks EHR and patient engagement solutions to streamline practice operations and improve the patient experience.

"At Atlantis Orthopedics, we're committed to enhancing the patient experience," Howard Routman, DO, orthopedic surgery specialist, said in a public statement. "We selected eClinicalWorks for a fully integrated cloud EHR and patient engagement solutions, facilitating quick access to patient information and improving the patient experience."

Through the cloud-based EHR implementation, Atlantis Orthopedics providers will have access to an AI-powered medical scribe, The tool converts patient-doctor conversations into structured clinical documentation, saving providers time and helping mitigate burnout.

"Our providers are excited to try's ambient listening technology for documenting patient information, saving time and enhancing overall efficiency," he added.

Atlantis Orthopedics will also have access to PRISMA, a health information search engine that aggregates health data from across the care continuum.

Hannah Nelson has been covering news related to health information technology and health data interoperability since 2020.

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