On July 1, Longstreet Clinic will implement an innovative information system platform called EPIC. By implementing EPIC at Longstreet Clinic, our providers will now share one patient medical record across other Epic providers in Northeast Georgia – including Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) hospital facilities, The Heart Center of NGMC, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, connecting care throughout our community like never before.
If you are a patient with one, or more, of these groups, all your providers will be able to access the same shared health record, placing access to such items as medication lists, procedure lists, diagnostic results and past medical histories at their fingertips. This game-changing technology has the power to connect your medical care across our community, creating a more seamless and improved environment of care for you.
We are excited about the functionality and innovative solutions this system provides including a new patient portal — MyChart.
In addition, this platform will replace most all of Longstreet’s other information systems including laboratory, radiology, billing and financial – literally touching every aspect of Longstreet’s operations.
Longstreet Clinic is no stranger to electronic health technology. We were an early adopter in 2001 when we implemented the region’s first electronic health record. In fact, we received the e-Technology Award from the Physicians’ Institute of Excellence for successfully implementing an electronic medical records system that had a positive impact on clinical practice and quality care. The transition to EPIC is reflective of our commitment to continual innovation; however, we understand you may have questions.