Mergers give hospitals new EHR systems

July 8, 2024 4:45 pm

Mergers are providing hospitals with access to new and advanced EHR systems.

Here are the hospitals and health systems that are implementing new EHR systems or extending EHR systems to other facilities due to mergers or acquisitions:

  1. New Brunswick, N.J.-based Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is joining Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System. Once the transaction is approved, Saint Peter’s will implement Epic’s electronic health record to allow providers and patients to share information across Atlantic Health’s network.
  2. On March 27, Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health completed its acquisition of Tenet Healthcare’s Pacific Coast Network, which includes four hospitals in Southern California and their associated outpatient locations. Chad Lefteris, president and CEO of UCI Health told Becker’s the health system plans to move the new hospitals over to an Epic EHR system.
  3. In March, Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke’s and Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health officially combined and formed a 19-hospital system. As part of the merger, the health systems will implement an Epic EHR.
  4. In January, Milford (Mass.) Regional Medical Center and Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health signed a definitive agreement for their affiliation. As part of the agreement, Milford Regional will implement an Epic EHR system.