Telehealth will enable specialist interventions, while the EHR will allow patients to see their healthcare information from both organizations while streamlining care coordination and more.
Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health System are partnering to bring innovations in telemedicine to patients. The deal also will see Ochsner implement vendor Epic’s electronic health record.
In addition to gaining access to Ochsner’s telemedicine capabilities, Rush’s hospitals and primary care clinics also will be able to tap into Ochsner’s billing practices and other support services.
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The integration of Epic software will give Rush patients the ability to access their own electronic health records through Epic’s patient portal, MyChart, while simultaneously streamlining patient registration, care coordination and scheduling tasks.
The announcement represents an extension of the current partnership between the two health systems and could lead to further telehealth expansion opportunities at Rush facilities, as well as digital health offerings to help manage chronic diseases.
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“Physicians from both organizations will have the opportunity to increase clinical collaboration, implement advanced, patient-centered technology and ultimately expand services in the region,” Fred Duggan, chief medical officer at Rush Health Systems, said in a statement.
Date: September 20, 2019
Source: Healthcare IT News