One year later, Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., looks back at implementation of electronic health records
WILLMAR — As morning dawned on Feb. 1, 2012, Teri Beyer was nervous.
In a single “big bang” changeover, Rice Memorial Hospital was going live that day with Epic, a new electronic health records system integrating clinical and billing information for patients.
“We wondered if all the preparation and all the training and all the technical pieces would fall together on the first day,” recalled Beyer, the hospital’s chief quality officer.
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