Trillium Partners chooses Epic information system
February 13, 2019
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trillium Health Partners (THP) is pleased to announce that Epic was selected to be THP’s new Hospital Information System (HIS). This announcement follows a thorough procurement process, and a rigorous review process that involved investigation into more than 2,500 functional requirements, based on the needs identified by broad patient and staff input.
“Implementing Epic will enable our care providers to offer the best possible care to our patients, improve their overall experience and ultimately contribute to better health outcomes for our community,” said Michelle DiEmanuele (pictured), president and CEO of Trillium Health Partners. “This announcement signifies an important step forward in our strategic plan and on our journey to creating a new kind of healthcare for a healthier community.”
Epic will replace a number of systems in place today. Each patient will have one record that is shared among their providers, improving transparency and consistency.
The contract agreement kicks off a multi-year project to modernize and advance clinical care through the implementation of a single hospital information system at THP.
Epic is used by many top-ranked hospitals and medical schools across the world who are working collaboratively every day to improve patient care, innovate healthcare delivery, and achieve financial health.
The new system will improve the experience for patients and healthcare providers by creating a reliable and integrated patient record at THP, standardizing and automating processes to improve safety, quality, efficiency and reliability, and improving the quality of information to support data-driven decisions.
“This is an exciting opportunity for THP to connect as one organization with one single patient information system,” said Kathryn Hayward-Murray, chief nursing executive & senior vice president, patient care services for Trillium Health Partners. “It will create numerous opportunities for clinical and non-clinical people from across our organization to advance their skills and expand their experience, which will benefit the entire organization as we move forward.
All organizations will be using Epic interoperate, which means they can easily exchange patient data for improved patient care. Providers will have the ability to coordinate care with clinicians outside of Trillium Health Partners who serve their patients and their families, closing care gaps and reducing duplication. As the leader in interoperability, Epic will enable providers to easily exchange data for improved continuity of care across Ontario and Canada.
“With a single electronic system patients, families and providers will have an improved overall experience with more consistent and coordinated care, said Dr. Dante Morra, chief of staff for Trillium Health Partners. “Implementing the new system will be a significant clinical change initiative that will create opportunities to standardize processes across our three hospital sites and ultimately advance care excellence at THP.”
The system will be designed and implemented over the coming 18 months, and is set to go-live in 2020.
About Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. Trillium Health Partners is a research and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Mississauga Academy of Medicine. To learn more, visit www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca.