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Posted on: August 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] HEALTH DEPARTMENT IMPLEMENTS ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEM

New Online Portal Streamlines Health Data Access and Care Coordination for Clients who Receive Clinical, Dental, Behavioral, or Wellness Services from the Health Department

LARGO, MD – The Prince George’s County Health Department has launched EPIC, an online electronic health records management system for health care providers and for individuals who receive health care services from the department. The new system helps providers and clients more effectively manage their health care needs, information, and coordination to improve the Health Department’s ability to provide quality, timely, and individualized care.

EPIC has one comprehensive electronic medical record for each Health Department client, bills for services out of one system, produces comprehensive and customized reports and data, and improves care coordination by securely exchanging data between providers within its network as well as out-of-network hospitals and health systems.

“The Health Department is taking health care to the next level for its clients and providers,” said Prince George’s County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services, and Education Dr. George L. Askew. “A critical component of quality health care is the ability of multiple providers to communicate with each other more efficiently to ensure each client receives the safest and most appropriate care. That empowers clients and providers with the knowledge to make better-informed health care decisions together.”

One of the features of EPIC is a platform called MyChart. Clients can quickly and securely access their personal health information to help keep track and take charge of their health. 

With EPIC, clients can:

  • Access and review test results. No more waiting for a phone call or letter.
  • Request appointments with direct scheduling or make their own appointments through a smartphone app.
  • Receive automated reminders for important health screenings.
  • Keep track of allergies, immunizations, and medications.
  • Request prescription renewals.
  • Send a secure email to your provider’s office at any time.    
  • View details of upcoming or past appointments.
  • Pay bills online.

“The Health Department’s mission is to protect the health and well-being of every Prince Georgian, and that includes access to quality health care services,” said Prince George’s County Health Officer Dr. Ernest Carter. “We are excited to work with EPIC to harness the latest health care management innovations to give clients a greater connection to their health care needs, goals, and accomplishments, thereby improving the chances of better health outcomes in our communities.”

To learn more about EPIC and the MyChart application, visit www.epic.com/about. To learn more about Health Department services and programs, please visit health.mypgc.us

 

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