Epic upgrade. Feb. 11, 2018.

Eight hospitals. Fifteen months of rolling Go-Lives. Dozens of systems consolidated into a single Epic application. Enough to fill half the Astrodome – that’s how many people we trained, 15,371 staff and 5,700 physicians.

Now, it’s time to upgrade.

As with all technology systems, innovations always lurk around the corner. It’s true for your smartphone, and the same goes for Epic.

Updates include a vibrant new look and feel. Changes will improve safety and quality of care, productivity and usability for patients and staff.

Here are some of the upgrade’s key benefits for patients, providers and staff.


  • Redesigned After Visit Summary
  • MyChart improvements to pay bills online as a guest, prepayment collection
  • New financial assistance tools

Physicians and Staff:

  • Nursing: Notifications added to the MAR for medications that require patient education
  • Providers: More streamlined In Basket for easier follow up
  • Schedulers: New scheduling tools to assist with multiple appointments
  • OR: View information on a single widescreen monitor
  • For inpatient clinical staff: Transfer Center replaces Teletracking for seamless transfers between our hospitals