Published on January 25th, 20160
CEO Rick Anderson Praises Epic Conversion
Dear Fellow Employees,
I hope this New Year finds all of you healthy and optimistic. From my perspective, 2016 is starting out exceptionally well. The long planned for implementation of our Epic IT system is underway and is exceeding everyone’s expectations. The magnitude of positive change that Epic brings to our network is incalculable. This new IT technology will enable us to become even more agile as an organization, allow us to continually reinvent ourselves and to continue to thrive in today’s challenging health care environment.
Epic will not only enhance patient safety, it will facilitate better physician-to-physician communication and customer service response. Epic will also encourage patients to actively take ownership of their own health records.
The conversion to Epic was no small task and required several years of meticulous planning. Sparing no expense, our leadership team hired experts, and our team listened and followed their guidance prior to and during the implementation stage.
It is important for you to know that I am paying attention to this enormous effort. During the past week, as I have made rounds, I have witnessed impressive displays of teamwork and camaraderie throughout our organization. I am humbled by and appreciative of your efforts and thank each of you for making this transition occur so smoothly.
I would be remiss if I did not specifically mention the efforts of our IT team led by Chad Brisendine. Together, they laid the foundation and built the infrastructure for our new system. I thank them and I am grateful for their time and talent.
I am proud to work with each of you, and I’m excited to begin this New Year – and this Epic endeavor – together.