Walgreens Healthcare clinics to implement Epic electronic health record platform
Walgreens today announced its Healthcare Clinics will soon transition to the Epic electronic health record (EHR) platform, to further enhance care coordination among providers, while also supporting the long-term growth plan for its clinic business. The move to the new EHR, EpicCare, will begin in early calendar year 2016.
“This state-of-the-industry EHR will enable more seamless communication with health systems and local providers, and gives us enhanced capabilities to deliver better health outcomes through greater care coordination and interoperability,”said Patrick Carroll, M.D., chief medical officer for Healthcare Clinics. “As our clinics play an increasingly important role in health care, supporting the health care system, provider practices and patients’ medical homes, care coordination can be critical. This will benefit our patients, clinic providers and partners, and serves as an instrumental part of our strategic growth plan.”