Even though electronic health record (EHR) giant Epic is based in Wisconsin, it didn’t bid on a contract for serving seven state-run facilities, with rival Cerner instead winning the 10-year, $33 million contract.
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the contract covers facilities run by the state’s Department of Health Services, which until now haven’t had a shared EHR. The facilities are: Central Wisconsin Center and Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison; Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Mauston; Southern Wisconsin Center, Union Grove; Northern Wisconsin Center, Chippewa Falls; and Winnebago Mental Health Institute and the Wisconsin Resource Center, both near Oshkosh. It will be the first time the facilities have a shared EHR system.
“Currently, they create and maintain paper records that are supplemented with various facility-specific electronic applications,” said department spokesperson Jennifer Miller.
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