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The Epic Implementation of a Comprehensive Electronic Health Record System: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Barnes, Stephanie BA, JD

doi: 10.1097/JCE.0b013e318298fb7c
ONLINE CASE STUDY
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The transition from an outdated paper system to a comprehensive electronic records (EHR’s) system is a large undertaking that presents both challenges and opportunities for improving patient quality and care. EHR’s allow for the systematic collection of health information about individual patients that can be shared across different health care settings in real-time. One hospital that has successfully integrated a new EHR system to improve patient care is Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC). The online case study of MSMC’s implementation of the Epic system and its formation of visionary leadership and governance structure demonstrates the value of a comprehensive EHR in informing patient care and improving outcomes, and provides a model that can be emulated by other organizations.

Corresponding author: Stephanie Barnes, BA, JD, 5901 2nd Street Arlington, VA 22203 616-405-3196 (stephb854@gmail.com).

Stephanie Barnes is a freelance writer based in Arlington, Virginia.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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