This is a historic and exciting week for the Lifespan health
system, our region and our patients. I’m pleased to announce that we
implemented our new electronic health record system on March 29, 2015.
Over the past few years, Lifespan has been working hard to
redesign the way we deliver care across our system, at our hospitals, our
clinics, our community practices and partners. The ultimate goal has been to
transform ourselves from a hospital system to a health care system that puts
the patient at the center of all that we do. Our mission statement sums it up
neatly: Delivering health with care.
The foundation of these efforts is our new electronic health
record: LifeChart. It has taken two years of work to transform Lifespan’s
entire information technology infrastructure, now re-built on the highly regarded
Epic software platform.
Whether you’re making a routine visit to your primary care
physician or coming in for an unplanned surgery or emergency department
treatment, your complete health record will be available to physicians and
clinicians across the Lifespan system. You can also participate in your own care and interact
with your care providers through a component of the system called MyLifespan,
which is a patient portal that enables patients to ask questions, request
appointments and prescription refills, and review their health information,
such as immunizations and test results.
With the implementation of LifeChart, we are the only health
care system in the state to have a single enterprise electronic health record
that spans both inpatient and outpatient services—a distinction that affirms
our commitment to meeting the health needs of our community.
In the steadfast pursuit of excellence, I remain,
Timothy J. Babineau, MD
President, CEO of Lifespan