OhioHealth Implements New Medical Record System

OhioHealth Implements New Medical Record System

  • 3/13/2019 1:32:58 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Personal health information will now be more accessible than ever for OhioHealth patients and their healthcare providers thanks to a new filing system called CareConnect.

OhioHealth invested $20 million into the hospitals in order to provide CareConnect, an electronic medical record system that is powered by Epic. This system went live at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital on Sunday, March 10th. 

Going live with CareConnect will allow the hospitals to have a truly integrated system.

“We will be able to share information from the hospital to the outpatient setting much more seamlessly,” said Dr. Gavin Baumgardner, vice president of medical affairs, for Mansfield Hospital and Shelby Hospital. 

This record system is widely used across the nation with over 200 million patients on record within Epic. Due to its widespread use, patients and healthcare providers will be able to easily access records from other hospitals that also use Epic's record systems.

“If, for example, patients have studies done at another Epic-supported medical facility in Ohio or even Florida, our doctors here will be able to access those records without going through a laborious process of requesting records and having them mailed or faxed over,” Baumgardner said. “It saves precious time, plus a complete record provides a better picture. That’s really a key point for continuity of care.” 

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