An Iowa-based health system, Washington Country Hospital and Clinics (WCHC)  was recently granted $700, 000 by the US Department of Agriculture for Epic EMR Software implementation to ease patient data sharing. The project is estimated to complete in a year. The Epic software implementation will begin in November 2022 and will be completed in November 2023.

Benefits of Epic EMR system for WCHC

The health system feels fortunate to receive the grant as it will help the Washington community to improve patient care for residents living in Southeast Iowa. The interoperability options offered by Epic’s robust electronic health records software will also enhance patient data sharing capabilities for seamless care coordination between providers.

The epic software system is the most widely used solution in the United States. At least 70% of hospitals use the Epic EHR software system to streamline daily administrative, clinical, and, financial workflows and also enhance patient care. The system can be easily accessed by clinicians and records can be transferred smoothly. Secure data exchange can be ensured across a single sharing platform.

Epic System’s performance and dominance

Epic continues to dominate the EHR software market. Users say that the vendor outperforms its competitors every year by offering the right features and is a scalable option. Epic Systems has gained 74 hospitals and over 80,000 beds in 2021 according to a recent KLAS market share report. Epic software solutions are used by more than 250 healthcare organizations nationwide. More than 40% of the population have their records stored on the Epic Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.

Improved patient experience with Epic software

The epic software solution will also allow Washington Country Hospital and Clinics patients to easily navigate and view their records. This will empower the patients as they will feel an integral part when it comes to their health. Positive patient experience will have a good impact on patient satisfaction scores. Satisfied patients eventually lead to increased profits as they are less likely to miss their scheduled appointment and can write positive patient reviews which can result in new patient acquisition and insurance reimbursement for the Iowa-based health system.