NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island Introduces Epic


NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island announced last week that it has transitioned to using Epic, an electronic medical record system that will help doctors provide safe, efficient care, and offer patients easy access to their records through a secure website.

The Epic system connects the hospital, emergency room, and primary and specialty outpatient services into one unified information system.

Epic features decision-support tools that send providers alerts to prevent medication errors, avoid duplicate or unnecessary tests, and keep patients’ preventive health screenings on schedule.

MyChart is an online portal that allows patients to easily access their medical history. Using a computer, tablet, or smartphone, patients can find their test results, send messages to their care team, request prescription refills, and make/reschedule appointments.

The 371-bed hospital transitioned to Epic on February 25 and has trained more than 2,000 health care providers on how to use the electronic medical record system.

“This technology of the future is all about patient-centered care,” NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island Hospital CEO Anthony Rajkumar said in a statement. “With our staff working together in one system, we’ll be able to advance quality of care and provide a better experience for our patients for many more decades to come.”


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