As part of its commitment to embracing innovation and adopting advanced technology, Boulder Community Health has selected Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health record software in the U.S., to connect its multiple facilities and create a single, shared record for each patient.

"Boulder Community Health’s vision is partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation,” said Michael Jefferies, BCH Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

“Epic is the optimal partner to help us implement a single enterprise solution that will improve our ability to provide the top quality and personalized care our community deserves and expects. Epic will also provide a much more convenient experience for patients across our system. At the same time, it will give our physicians and other clinicians dependable tools that make it easier to practice medicine,” Jefferies said.

Epic is used by a majority of U.S. News and World Report’s top-ranked hospitals and medical schools who are working collaboratively every day to improve patient care, innovate health care delivery and achieve financial health.

Currently, BCH’s hospitals and physician clinics use two different electronic systems. While both systems are secure and have served their purpose well, the Epic platform will improve the care experience across the entire system by providing a single, comprehensive health record for each person. Physicians and clinicians across BCH will benefit from a shared patient record to facilitate deeper integration, including improved sharing of information with other caregivers to improve patient safety and outcomes.

Epic is the leader in interoperability, which means that providers can easily exchange patient data for greatly improved patient care. Caregivers at BCH will be able to share information with other health care organizations, regardless of where those organizations are located or which system they use.

Patients will benefit from unparalleled digital access to their records through the popular MyChart online portal and mobile app. BCH patients will be able to review documentation and test results and securely contact their medical providers with questions or concerns from their PC or mobile devices. MyChart will also provide patients access to many other helpful tools, including online scheduling, e-visits, and simplified online bill pay.