Slocum-Dickson Medical Group PLLC is pleased to announce the start of a project to transition to Epic, a new and improved electronic health record system (EHR) by February 1, 2019. This new EHR will result in improvements not only to patient record keeping, but also to registration, scheduling, billing, laboratory and radiology services, as well as electronic prescribing. Slocum-Dickson Medical Group’s care team will have immediate access to up-to-date health records from a platform that supports changing federal regulatory requirements. This new system allows for streamlined paperless billing and online bill pay options. It fosters patient engagement in their healthcare by providing patients the ability to manage appointments, view test results, see medication lists, review preventive care plans, and communicate through a secure electronic connection to their Slocum-Dickson care team. Another exciting feature, Care Everywhere, allows the patient’s chart to follow them and be shared with other medical facilities.
Slocum-Dickson Medical Group will be utilizing Epic Community Connect, an extension of St. Joseph’s Health comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system. The Epic Community Connect model is used throughout the country, allowing larger health systems to provide the Epic EHR platform to independent physician practices. Slocum-Dickson Medical Group will be able to provide the benefits of this innovative health record technology to its patients while maintaining its status as an independent multi-specialty group practice.
The Epic System is the premier electronic medical records system on the market today, with over 130 million patient records nationwide. Slocum-Dickson Medical Group is looking forward to joining many of the nation’s top healthcare facilities who have chosen Epic as their trusted EHR system.