The Mayo Clinic just completed one of the most expensive Epic electronic health records system installations ever, finishing the roll-out of the software across all its sites.
Now that the project—part of a $1.5 billion set of technology upgrades—is complete, Mayo providers will have an easier time moving patient records around the health system, and patients will be able to check in electronically and receive consolidated billing statements.
"The modern EHR is more than an electronic version of a medical record—it's the engine that drives operations, making this project one of the largest in Mayo Clinic history," he told Modern Healthcare in May 2018.
The full rollout took just over a year. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo started with the Mayo Clinic Health System in Wisconsin in July 2017. The final push came on Saturday, when Mayo finished rolling out the software to the final three sites—Jacksonville, Fla., Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Epic implementation has been one of Dr. John Noseworthy's last projects as CEO of the health system; he'll step down from the post at the end of the 2018. Dr. Gianrico Farrugia will take over. According to its bylaws, Mayo must bring in a new CEO—who must be a physician from Mayo's staff—every seven to 10 years.