JRMC Launcing EPIC OneChart Electronic Services
Jamestown, ND, — Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) will launch its new electronic medical record system, known as EPIC OneChart on June 1. This change utilizes JRMC’s partnership with Sanford Health and connects medical records across organizations, greatly enhancing the safety and quality of patient care.
While JRMC has had an electronic system for some time, the change to OneChart offers many advantages. For instance, if a patient has a procedure done at a hospital or clinic with the EPIC system, their records will be more readily available to the care team in that same system – no need to have records faxed, photocopied or brought to the appointment.
“Upgrading to OneChart will improve patient care at JRMC,” stated Trisha Jungels, JRMC Chief Nursing Officer. “With the new electronic medical record system we hope to increase patient satisfaction by creating a faster and more accurate way to access medical information while providing continuous care to our patients.”
Another advantage to OneChart is that patients will have access to a personal health record, known as MyChart. MyChart allows patients to see their test results, prescriptions, immunizations, summaries of recent visits or dependents’ information anytime, day or night. With MyChart, patients have access to their personal health record on their home desktop computer, laptop or smart phone. Medical information will continue to be assured to be confidential to each patient.
Patients can sign-up for MyChart by visiting www.jrmcnd.com.
“JRMC is excited to provide MyChart to our patients. We have been preparing and training our staff for the past eight months for the upgrade and launch of EPIC OneChart and MyChart,” said Brandon Vaughan, JRMC Chief Financial Officer.
Although many steps have been taken by staff to try and minimize the delays during this transition, JRMC initially expects a longer than normal wait for scheduling an appointment and registration.
-Michelle Kunrath, Jamestown Regional Medical Center