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Memorial Hospital Launching $30M Electronic Medical Records System

Patients Will Be Able To View Medical Records and Request Appointments Online
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Patients will gain convenient access to their medical records once Memorial Hospital launches its new $30 million electronic medical records system, Epic, this Saturday, November 2. The new online portal available to patients, My Health Connection, will connect Memorial’s two hospital locations in Colorado Springs – and its facilities throughout the Pikes Peak Region – with University of Colorado Health (UCHealth)’s other hospitals and clinics across the Front Range already offering these services. Children’s Hospital Colorado at Memorial Central also is transitioning to Epic.
 
My Health Connection gives patients convenient access to their medical records and the ability to communicate with providers and clinics online to request appointments and receive test results. It also allows physicians across the UCHealth system to easily access a patient’s records to provide improved continuity of care. It’s one of many improvements carried out at Memorial since the hospital became a part of UCHealth a year ago, including new physicians and technology.
 
“My Health Connection gives patients direct online access to portions of their electronic medical records where their doctors store their health information,” said Memorial Hospital President and CEO Mike Scialdone. “As Memorial joins the rest of UCHealth on Epic, we expect improved efficiency, safety and quality surrounding patient care. This new, convenient method of communication with your doctor’s office is just the latest in investments being made at Memorial Hospital to provide the highest quality care for Colorado Springs.”
 
The system will be available to all active patients at any UCHealth location. A patient may visit myhealthconnection.uchealth.org to create his or her account and access his or her medical records. A patient will be able to see what his or her doctors see, including:
  • View medical information online
    • Review medications, immunizations, allergies, and medical history
    • Receive test results online
    • Review after-visit summary from office appointments
  • Stay in touch with physicians
    • Communicating with physicians is as simple as sending an email, but more secure
    • View a list of all medications
  • Manage appointments
    • Request next appointment online
    • View details of appointments
The implementation of Epic is one of numerous developments that have taken place at Memorial in the past year under UCHealth. Other improvements include the hiring of more than 30 physicians; Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI; Primary Stroke Center Certification; and the pursuit of Level 1 Trauma designation. University of Colorado Health, which also includes nationally known University of Colorado Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, and Medical Center of the Rockies, is the only health system in Colorado to leverage the strengths of academic and community-based hospitals.
 
About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital, now part of University of Colorado Health, has been part of the Colorado Springs community since 1904. Memorial has two hospitals, Memorial Hospital Central and Memorial Hospital North, and more than a dozen facilities throughout the Pikes Peak Region. University of Colorado Health is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. University of Colorado Health combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, (formerly Poudre Valley Medical Group), and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to building a healthier community and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.
 
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