On May 5 Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minn., campus turned on Epic Systems’ EHR, in perhaps the largest go-live event in Epic’s history.
The implementation included 26,000 Mayo employees and increased the number of Mayo patients in Epic to more than 8 million. It replaces approximately 300 disparate systems with Epic’s integrated modules.
“The Rochester go-live is likely our largest go-live event in terms of number of end users and scope of applications,” Lisa Ross, an Epic implementation executive, told the Wisconsin Statesman-Journal.
This is Mayo Clinic’s third of four implementations in a project that spans 10 years with an estimated price tag of $1.5 billion. Epic was launched across Mayo Clinic Health System in Wisconsin and Minnesota in 2017. Mayo Clinic’s Arizona and Florida campuses are scheduled to go live on Epic in the fall.
The implementation of Epic at Mayo is part of the Plummer Project, an initiative that continues the legacy of Henry Plummer, M.D., who created the world’s first patient-centered health record at Mayo Clinic more than a century ago. More than 51,000 Mayo staff members will be trained to use Epic.
“This is a testament to an incredibly hard-working, well-synchronized team,” said Christopher Ross, chief information officer of Mayo Clinic, in a prepared statement. “Working on a unified system will enhance our ability to share information and take the best practices of Mayo Clinic to benefit all patients at all sites.”
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