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Making Epic History: UCSD and UCI Health Share an Electronic Medical Records System
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By Chuck Podesta and Christopher Longhurst, MD. In early November, UC Irvine Health and UC San Diego Health began sharing the same instance of Epic, our electronic medical records (EMR) system. This is a first-of-its-kind technology collaboration within UC Health, and the first time that Epic has been extended from one academic medical center (AMC) to another in the U.S. By sharing a platform with UC San Diego Health, UCI cut the cost of implementation by an estimated 30 percent! This collaboration advances UC Health’s strategic goal to share health services and generate efficiencies across campuses through the shared implementation...