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EHR Transition: When is it the Right Time? With Andrew Cooper of NCH Healthcare
Episode 27th January 2022 • This Week Health: Academy • This Week in Health IT
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Today on insights. We go back to a conversation Host Bill Russell had with Andrew Cooper the Executive Director of IT at NCH Healthcare. The topic of discussion was Making the EHR Transition. And Bill asks Andrew, what was the deciding factor to go to Epic?

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EHR Transition: When is it the Right Time? With Andrew Cooper of NCH Healthcare

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Tracey Miller: Today on insights. We go back to a conversation host [00:00:30] Bill Russell had with Andrew Cooper, the Executive Director of IT at NCH Healthcare. The topic of discussion was making the EHR transition and Bill asks Andrew, what was the deciding factor to go to Epic?

Bill Russell: What was the primary driver to go to Epic? I mean, what was the deciding factor?

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And so we would do a lot of custom build. And so we really wanted to take a step back and say, how do we kind of set ourselves up for better success long-term. And we did the side by side between basically a complete new install of Cerner or converting to Epic and really as we got into it, looked at it you know converting to Epic for us was the right decision.

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So really, as we looked into it there were so many things that, that really pointed to doing the conversion was the right thing for us.

Bill Russell: Yeah. Are you going to be doing things outside of this project or is this pretty all encompassing?

Andrew Cooper: So this [:

So we won't even be investing a lot of time into building that system. Obviously we have to maintain it. If there's regulatory changes, we have to do that. But [00:02:30] truly the focus starting as of April 1st, we'll be building the Epic system out and doing the conversion.

Bill Russell: This is Bill Russell hitting you up for some free information. So what are you gonna do for me the consumer? I assume you're gonna use Epic's tools. I'm going to be seeing MyChart. Are there any other things you're thinking in terms of the digital landscape for consumers in the market?

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And then phase two will be kind of the optimization pulling in some of that other cool technology.

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Andrew Cooper: So there's actually a big shift that's occurring right now from Cerner to Epic. And interestingly enough, the one that you're referring to is on Cerner. They're on a Cerner platform. Our neighbors to the North are on Epic. And so Advent Health from Orlando is in the process of converting [00:04:30] you know, Lakeland Health. There are several organizations here within Florida that are in the process of converting onto the Epic platform.

Bill Russell: That's interesting, I didn't ask which EHR, if they were on but it just felt like it was pretty smooth. I was kind of surprised.

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