Mayo Clinic launches new $1B electronic records system

Published 11:40 pm Thursday, July 13, 2017

ROCHESTER — Mayo Clinic has launched a $1 billion project the health care provider said will combine all of its electronic health records into a single, upgraded computer system.

According to a press release, Mayo Clinic Health System sites switched to the new system by Wisconsin-based Epic Systems Corp. on Saturday. It allows all medical personnel involved to see information about a patient’s medications, allergies and health issues.

Mayo Clinic Regional Vice President Timothy Johnson said the system will allow for better workflow on more than 200,000 patient records across multiple sites.

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The Mayo Clinic’s Wisconsin locations are testing out a technology information system called the Plummer Project, which addresses the revenue cycle, network upgrades and security upgrades.

Minnesota sites are scheduled to adopt that upgrade in November.