MarinHealth said this week that it will implement a new electronic health record system — a version of Epic developed by the University of California, San Francisco, called APeX.
Why is it important
APeX stands for Advancing Patient-Centered Excellence – this is an Epic EHR system customized at UCSF as an integrated platform to help deliver services from MarinHealth medical network clinics Patient records access to MarinHealth’s entire continuum of care medical centers.
The goal is to make MyChart easier for patients to access all of their health information in one place – enabling them to view test results, schedule appointments and message their doctors.
The APeX platform is designed to simplify operational and clinical workflows to improve quality of care, improve patient experience, and reduce administrative burdens.
In MarinHealth provider settings, clinicians can gain access to more complete patient records, helping them make better diagnostic and treatment decisions.
“This technology helps create a seamless experience throughout a patient’s health journey,” Dr. Karin Shavelson, chief medical officer of our MarinHealth Medical Center, said in a statement.
“The APeX system will provide faster access to information, which means less time looking for patient files and more time providing care,” Shavelson said.
Epic announced in June that it would be contracting with TEFCA to provide its customers – 2,000 hospitals and 45,000 clinics – with the ability to participate in the National Interoperability Framework.
MarinHealth joined a strategic partnership with Optum earlier this year, seeking tools to enhance its administrative infrastructure and improve its business processes.
In the record
“When a patient is referred to various specialists at all MarinHealth locations or Being able to access comprehensive medical records across different clinical areas will improve care along with other ancillary services,” Dr. David Klein, CEO of MarinHealth Medical Center, said in a statement.
“All Both providers and organizations using Epic can easily exchange patient data, which will greatly improve patient care,” he added. “Providers will also have the ability to coordinate care with physicians outside of MarinHealth serving patients and their families, narrowing Care gaps and reduce duplication. This integrated system furthers MarinHealth’s mission to be a destination for health and recovery in the North Bay. “
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