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Dr. Patrick Luetmer reveals secrets of success behind the Plummer project

February 27, 2019 / Dean Koh

Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Chair of Clinical Systems Oversight Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patrick H. Luetmer shared in an email interview with Healthcare IT News some key takeaways behind the success of the Plummer project. The massive EHR rollout project at Mayo Clinic was named in honour of Dr. Henry Plummer who developed a patient-centred health record at Mayo in 1907. Mayo Clinic has achieved a historic milestone with the final Epic implementation in Florida and Arizona in October 2018. With that, all Mayo locations are now on a single, integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle management system. Could you tell us about your involvement in the Epic implementation across Mayo Clinic’s 90 hospitals and clinics, which started in July 2017?  The Mayo Clinic journey to a single, integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle management system, a key component of a long term strategic practice convergence plan, began with...