Epic – our new Electronic Health Record
On 05 October 2023, we introduced Epic, a leading electronic patient records system, across all our hospitals and community services.
Epic is launching at both King’s and at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The new system will transform the way that we work by replacing a number of historic IT systems and paper records currently in use at the Trust.
Epic will allow everyone involved in a patient’s care to have access to their records, whether in hospital, in a community clinic, or at home. Crucially, this will also give our staff a complete overview of a patients’ care, allowing them to work more efficiently and have more time to spend with patients.
Our app for patients, MyChart, launched alongside Epic. MyChart can be used on a mobile, tablet or computer so that patients can securely and easily access their health records, giving them more control over their care.
Epic and other healthcare applications are used in some of the best hospitals around the world, as well as in the UK. It has been implemented in Cambridge University Hospitals, University College London Hospitals, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Royal Devon and Exeter.