Technology Solutions Drive Transformational Change across the UHealth System
In line with the strategic objectives defined through the 5 to Thrive initiatives, UHealth Information Technology (UHealth IT) is preparing for the double upgrade of UChart, the health system’s electronic health record (EHR), on Sunday, September 30.
Once complete, UHealth will be first health system in South Florida to be on the latest version of UChart. The new system features will play a key role in providing our health care workers with the tools needed to achieve a standard of excellence that will make UHealth a preeminent health system for the 21st century.
UChart is a system developed by Epic, one of the leading providers in the hospital inpatient and outpatient EHR space. It has been implemented by UHealth IT across the UHealth System’s three inpatient facilities and over 30 outpatient clinics. October 2017 marked the final phase of the University’s creation of a true enterprise-level EHR when it was implemented at UHealth Tower.
Tanira Ferreira, M.D., chief medical officer at UHealth said, “With the EHR integrated in our clinics and hospitals, patients gain because their information is available not only to them, but also to any health care provider who touches that patient throughout the health system.”
“As the drivers of the technology solutions and services supporting the medical and research activities throughout the UHealth System, we at UHealth IT are keen to partner with physicians, nurses, health care providers, researchers, and staff,” said David Seo, M.D., chief information officer. “UChart is a robust solution, and with a strong partnership between IT and clinical operations, we are able leverage our systems to their fullest potential to best serve our patients and the community.”
With the enterprise-wide implementation of UChart and the latest system upgrade behind us, the continued partnership between health care providers and the UHealth IT team will be critical to delivering better, safer and more efficient care to all.
“We are entering an era of optimization that requires the IT team to work hand-in-hand with physicians to customize the applications for their practice,” said Dr. Ferreira. “We are ready to take our care to the next level.”