Facts You Need to Know

1)    It’s the gold standard.

Epic’s clinical and financial systems receive critical acclaim from users and industry experts alike.
Ranked the #1 overall software suite for nine straight years by KLAS Enterprises, an independent research organization, Epic also leads the industry in more Top 20: Best in KLAS categories than any other vendor. Most importantly, it was the overwhelming choice of more than 500 Ardent physicians, bedside nurses, registration and discharge staff who participated in the selection process.

2)    We’ll learn from the best.

The workflows and processes we will adopt as part of our Epic implementation were created and refined by Epic’s community of users, which includes physicians and nurses at many of the nation’s leading health systems (Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic just to name a few).

3)    One patient. One record.

Epic works the way an electronic health record should – by providing easy access to the information caregivers need to make better decisions. With a single log-in, clinicians can see a patient’s full medical history, including any inpatient or outpatient care, diagnostic tests or medications. Nurses can document care while physicians can enter orders – all from a single interface.   

4)    Health care made better, simpler and more human.

Epic supports the delivery of better, safer care. For nurses, that means less time spent documenting care and more time delivering it. For physicians, it means easy access to a patient’s complete story. And for patients, it means care processes proven to produce better outcomes and reduce the risk of errors.

5)    Power to the patient.

Epic’s MyChart empowers patients to take control of their health care by making it easy for them to request appointments, view test results, message their provider or request medication refills.

6)    Stronger financial performance.

Epic also integrates financial and billing data, which will help ensure we are paid for the care we provide while streamlining billing and other revenue cycle functions. As a result, we expect to see significant gains not only in clinical outcomes, but also productivity and financial performance. In fact, one analysis shows that Epic users outperform the market in average operating margin by approximately 35 percent.

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