The department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is the most recent in the SLUCare practice to join Project ARK (Automated Record Keeping) and make the transition from paper to electronic health records.
The department, which sees patients at the Doctors Office Building (DOB), West Pavilion and St. John's Mercy Medical Center, became the 14th practice group to begin using the EpicCare system on Tuesday, April 26.
A total of 11 faculty, eight residents and 20 staff in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, will use the EHR system. The department typically sees 1450 patients a month.
Sheryl Sterling and Rebecca Knutson will lead the team in making the conversion and by assisting providers and staff in migrating old patient care documentation, adapting and evolving to the new electronic health record and utilizing MyChart functionality. On-site floor support will be available through May 13.
The new system features state-of-the-art electronic documentation, communication, prescribing and medical decision support tools.
In 2007, SLUCare began its transition from paper to electronic health records, a multi-million dollar project. The project will be complete in 2014.
For more information, please contact Kadi Montez, director of electronic health records, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Thomas Nieters, assistant director for implementation, at email@example.com.