The Oregon Clinic

HIMSS Case Study: Bi-directional integration between Epic and GE Centricity

HIMSS Media has produced a new case study featuring The Oregon Clinic (a GE Centricity EHR user) and Providence Hospital System (an Epic EHR user). The case study highlights how The Oregon Clinic leveraged the Qvera Interface Engine (QIE), recommended as the preferred interface engine by Epic, to accommodate bi-directional patient information exchange in both ambulatory and emergency hospital settings.  The QIE workflow turns the interface engine into a pinpoint search engine, returning just the data they need, rather than getting a data dump of a patient’s entire medical history.  This newly implemented workflow has resulted in improved patient outcomes, lower care delivery costs, and more satisfied providers.

When access to patient information is just a click away, outcomes go up, costs go down, and the doctor regains control

Andrew Zechnich

Happier, more productive clinicians
“I was able to avoid doing duplicate tests and have a clear picture. And that has played out multiple times since then; in fact, I know for our providers, it is a daily occurrence.”

Andrew Zechnich, MD
Regional CMIO & Practicing Emergency Physician – Providence Health & Services

Tim Fitzgerald

Searching for an interface engine
“It was a very clear demand from our clinicians and leadership to make this happen, by any means necessary, even if it meant spending a bunch more money going to Epic – that was one of the options.”

Tim Fitzgerald
Director of Information Technology – The Oregon Clinic