Laurens County Memorial Hospital will transition to a new electronic medical record and billing system this Saturday, October 1st. The new system, called “Epic,” has been implemented at other GHS hospitals and physician practices. It’s designed to allow the health system’s providers to more efficiently care for patients by operating on one electronic medical record system. LCMH Campus President Rich D’Alberto said “Epic puts patient’s health information in one secure location that can be accessed anywhere along the care continuum including the physician, specialist, emergency room, and the hospital.” D’Alberto added “The system also allows patient access, which eases patients’ ability to schedule appointments and view parts of their electronic health record.
This information will be viewable through a secure GHS “MyChart” account available via the GHS website or the GHS MyChart app. Patients with a GHS MyChart account can communicate with their physician offices, schedule and keep track of appointments, view their prescriptions and health conditions. Patients can also view and pay medical bills through the account.
D’Alberto said “We are excited to offer Epic’s innovative health tools to our patients and medical providers. We are also grateful for your understanding during our transition to the new system which may result in longer patient visits during our learning curve.” D’Alberto added that Epic is another example of the GHS mission to transform healthcare and constantly improve.