Trillium Health Partners powers up Epic
October 14, 2020
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trillium Health Partners announced that it went live with its new Epic Systems electronic health record system. The go-live occurred on October 10. The organization said the new system will provide seamless access to patient information through one point of access, across all of THP’s sites.
Trillium Health Partners encompasses three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and Queensway Health Centre – offering the full range of acute care hospital services, as well as a variety of community-based, specialized programs.
On the THP website, Dr. Rohit Kumar (pictured), anesthesiologist and president of the Trillium Health Partners Professional Staff Association, said: “Launch of EPIC @THP_hospital has been smooth for Anesthesia. A long time in the works and ultimately better for patient care. Totally love it!”
For its part, Epic Systems is an international leader in health information software and has implemented its solutions in hundreds of hospitals worldwide and several in Canada.
The Epic system will improve the experience for patients and users by allowing care providers to exchange information at the point-of-care in real time and access integrated clinical information about patients quickly and easily to make important health care decisions. It will also standardize and automate tools and processes to improve safety, quality, efficiency, reliability and avoid duplicate documentation.
THP was set to go live with the new system on July 25, 2020. In March, the decision was made to pause the project and focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The global pandemic highlighted the relevance of the new Epic system for this hospital. THP’s experience with COVID-19 has reinforced the needed benefits of the new system for patients, providers and staff, and hospital operations, even more urgently as we manage a second wave of patients with COVID-19.
To support this important transition at go live THP is applying all safety precautions including additional staff support as well as key protections against COVID-19. Patient care remains THP’s number one priority, the hospital said in a news release.
During go live, patients were to receive the same level of safe, high quality care. For more information, visit thp.ca.