Marinhealth have announced a new electronic health record, a new version of Epic. The organization works primarily in the North bay region, and delivers co-ordinate healthcare to the patients of Marin.
Advancing Patient-Centered Excellence (APeX) is a new platform that will see healthcare patients navigate through their healthcare journey seamlessly. The platform was integrated at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) It is hoped that with the new platform, patients can access their full medical history in one place, with information being stored from across the full healthcare industry. This includes their results or incoming treatments from a MarinHealth Medical Network clinic to MarinHealth Medical Center. The medical information that will be visible digitally within the new platform, via the MyChart feature, includes the following:
- Results from tests ran on the individual
- Scheduled healthcare appointments
- A feature that enables direct communication between patient and their clinician
In addition to the benefits patients will receive from the APeX system, the platform will also feature MarinHealth ‘provider settings. Here, clinicians can access more of their patients complete medical record which will enable them to make an informed decision on a diagnosis or treatment they may advise the patient to proceed with.
“Having access to consolidated medical records across different clinical areas will improve care when patients are referred to various specialists or other ancillary services at all MarinHealth locations,” commented David Klein, MD, MarinHealth Medical Center’s chief executive officer. “All providers and organizations using Epic can easily exchange patient data, which will greatly improve patient care. Providers also will have the ability to coordinate care with doctors outside of MarinHealth who serve their patients and their families, closing care gaps and reducing duplication. This integrated system furthers the MarinHealth mission to be the destination for health and healing in the North Bay.”
Epic’s plans for 2022
The new APeX platform has arrived following Epic’s announcement that they would be joining the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), which will enable their customers across nearly 50,000 clinics the opportunity to use an interoperability network which runs across the nation. Epic will join as one of the first Qualified Health Information Networks later in 2022 when the application process is opened to organizations.