Shared electronic medical record system

The UCPR and the HGH in partnership via shared electronic medical record system
Posted on 05/11/2020
Attendants in front of computer screens to consult information about their patients

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) is proud to announce its recent partnership with the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) through a shared electronic medical record system.

EpicCare Link is the electronic medical record system used by six health care facilities in Eastern Ontario. Through this system, the Prescott and Russell Residence can access the electronic medical records of its patients housed at health institutes such as the HGH. This powerful digital health network uses the latest technology to securely store, organize, and access patient records while maintaining patient privacy.

“Access to this system allows us to view, in real time, the medical records of our residents who might be admitted to the HGH. At the same time, sharing our resources allows us to standardize our digital platforms, which ensures better communication and better dynamics between the two institutes,” explained Alexandre Gorman, Administrator of the Prescott and Russell Residence. “EpicCare has already proven to be extremely useful and relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic, namely with respect to the transfer of patients between our two facilities.”

This partnership also marks the first official agreement between the Residence and the HGH, which creates a connection between the two organizations in light of the new regional health team model proposed by the Province of Ontario.

The Prescott and Russell Residence will be sponsored by the HGH to be part of the Atlas Alliance, which includes the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, St. Francis Memorial Hospital (in Barry’s Bay), the Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.