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Marie-Pierre Trempe registers a patient using Epic-in-a-box
‘Epic-in-a-box’ makes powerful digital health system portable

Epic, The Ottawa Hospital’s digital health system has big benefits for patients. Now all that power is packed into a portable box.

Epic user
Epic change is in the air

Change is in the air at The Ottawa Hospital. As we launch the Epic digital health network, we ask for your patience as we continue to learn the new system.

Staff work to carefully ‘cutover’ patient information into Epic before big launch.

For weeks, staff at the Ottawa Hospital have been transferring patient information from legacy systems into Epic, the new digital health network. This ‘cutover’ process helped ensure continued patient safety and care during the ‘once-in-a-generation’ transition.

Yvonne Wilson, front row, centre, and Ann Mitchell, directly to Wilson's left, were part of a talented group of nurses
Nurses are at the heart of two-year project that will transform patient care

Hundreds of nurses across six health-care partners are leading the charge toward the launch of the Epic digital health network on June 1. Nurses share their expertise to help design, build, and test the new system, as well as train and support 18,000 other professionals as the hospital and five other health organizations prepare for a new era of care.

Angie and Charlie
Patients can access their health records securely on their digital devices

Angie Hamson carried her son Charlie’s health information in a giant blue binder for years. Now through a secure, patient-centred application called MyChart, Angie and Charlie, and anyone else they choose, can see Charlie’s medical records digitally. Angie feels more empowered and Charlie can use a version of MyChart when he transitions to The Ottawa Hospital as an adult.

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