A little more than three years ago, two-hospital Nebraska Medicine implemented the Epic electronic health record system. It’s come a long way in a short time—it’s now is at Stage 7 of the HIMSS Analytics scale of EMR adoption with its inpatient facilities, and at Stage 6 for ambulatory providers.

Now comes the next step, with the delivery system putting in Epic’s population health management platform. The move is intended to help hospital care managers and practice-based care managers who work with most of its 1,100 affiliated private-practice physicians, succeed in population health along with becoming compliant with the MIPS and MACRA programs that tie reimbursement levels to quality of care.

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