Dating back to the 1990s, the Cleveland Clinic was an early adopter of the Epic electronic health record system. This decades-long experience with its EHR has created both benefits and redundancies for the healthcare organization.

William Morris, MD, the Cleveland Clinic’s associate chief information officer, describes the Epic EHR system as the “central data hub” for the nonprofit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. According to Morris, the EHR is integral to the way the Cleveland Clinic practices clinically and operationally.

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