On March 2, 2013, SSM
Health Care-St. Louis completed an Epic journey that began five years ago.
The phase-two elements
of the electronic health record (EHR) were introduced early Saturday Morning at:
SSM DePaul Health Center, SSM St. Joseph Health Center, SSM St. Joseph Health
Center-Wentzville, SSM St. Joseph Medical Park and SSM St. Joseph Hospital West.
The full spectrum of Epic tools is now available across the entire St. Louis
began our journey over 5 years ago with the Physician Organization
and our first hospital go live at St Joseph Hospital West and now
all the St. Louis facilities are completely live on Epic,” said Mike Paasch,
VP/Regional CIO – St. Louis. “This has been a great journey and through this
journey, we are improving the way we take care of our patients.”
Phase two of the
Epic system introduces billing, scheduling, surgery, oncology and lab
functionality into the EHR. SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, SSM
St. Clare Health Center and SSM St. Mary’s Health Center all introduced the
phase-two elements of Epic Last year.