Parkview Streamlines Health Data Parkview Streamlines Health Data - Parkview Medical Center - Pueblo, Colorado

Published on July 15, 2020

Parkview Streamlines Health Data

Pueblo, CO (July 15, 2020) - Parkview Medical Center is adopting a new electronic medical record aimed at giving patients better access to their care teams.  The medical center will transition to Epic, the electronic medical record used by the nation’s largest and most prestigious hospitals.  Parkview’s platform will be hosted by UCHealth, Parkview’s new and trusted partner in medical technology.  Epic offers a unified inpatient and outpatient medical record with more intuitive alerts that will allow the provider better insight to use in their clinical decision making as well as improved patient engagement opportunities.     

“We are excited to be able to offer our patients and providers one of the most advanced but easy-to-use electronic medical records available.   It is incumbent of Parkview Medical Center to do all we can to invest in services that improve patient care and safety. Our partnership with UCHealth allows us to continue to provide exceptional patient care while remaining an independent, community hospital” stated Leslie Barnes, President/CEO of Parkview Medical Center. 

Epic’s powerful system allows Parkview to improve in many areas including:

  • Patient safety
  • Patient billing
  • Scheduling appointments
  • New communication features with providers.
  • Physician satisfaction

“I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead with this transition.  A unified inpatient and outpatient medical record along with the state-of-the-art capabilities provide the foundation to truly revolutionize our care-delivery model.  This is a significant step forward, allowing us to continue to provide safe, and high-quality care for all of southern Colorado” stated Dr. Sandeep Vijan, Parkview Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer and surgeon.

The transition to Epic will begin in August, 2020 with a complete upgrade targeted for November 2021. 

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.