Guthrie has achieved Epic Gold Stars Level 9, in recognition of the healthcare system’s use of the many functions the electronic medical records (EMR) system software offers. The recognition places Guthrie among a group of only 10 organizations that have achieved this distinction.
The Epic Stars program measures organizations in the following focus areas: patient access, patient experience, clinical quality and safety, population health management, physician productivity, nursing productivity, and value from data.
Guthrie Vice President of Clinical Systems, Terri Couts said, “Stars 9 recognizes Guthrie as a cutting-edge organization and a leader in EMR use. This was not an easy accomplishment, but we worked hard because we knew it would positively impact our patients and increase the efficiency and satisfaction of our users.”
Guthrie’s electronic medical record is a computer-based program that stores patient’s personal health information including treatments, procedures, test results, current allergies, medications and more. Entering information about a patient visit into the electronic system replaces handwritten notes in a traditional medical chart.
Guthrie President and CEO, Dr. Joseph Scopelliti said, “Guthrie strives to provide the highest level of patient care and systems such as our EMR benefit our patients and the community. By maximizing the functions of our EMR, our patients have tools, such as eGuthrie, to manage their healthcare needs. We can also track patterns of disease within the community, from malignancies to infectious diseases.”
Epic, the industry leader in electronic medical record software application, also offers a variety of features that allow providers to monitor certain high-risk patients remotely, around the clock.
By harnessing the technology offered by Epic, Guthrie is using state-of-the-art tools to provide the highest level of care to its patients while also improving workflow among staff.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.