Electronic Medical Record

Electronic medical records (EMR) are systems that digitally connect information from one practice, provider, or facility to another using the same data-sharing platform. It allows providers to access a patient’s information, medical history, treatment plan, and more at the point of care. Putting this information at our fingertips saves time for the patient, supports coordination of care, and streamlines processes.

Premier Health Group member practices that participate in risk sharing or incentive programs will need an EMR that fulfills the requirements of an integrated network. Those EMRs which are known to integrate are:

  • Premier Epic
  • Other Epic
  • Other EMR
    • Athenahealth
    • AllScripts
    • Greenway
    • eClinicalWorks
    • NextGen

Member practices that don’t already use an EMR are encouraged to utilize Premier Epic, which has the highest level of integration with other practices and providers.

Clinical Encounters

All primary care physicians and specialists’ users will be linked using Care Everywhere or Care Quality, connecting them with even more clinical data performed at Premier Health facilities and with each other. This data can be accessed from the point of care, providing further convenience and leading-edge care for patients.  Other Practices that use non-Epic EMRs are encouraged to install EpicCare Link as a supplemental tool.


Epic is a highly integrated EMR used by Premier Health and network practices, and has the a high level of connectivity and convenience. Epic has been rated first in its category by KLAS Enterprises for 10 years in a row.

Epic is used by Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center, more than 140 area physician offices, and these health care systems and facilities: 

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Dayton Children’s
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Mercy Health System
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Ohio Health
  • Ohio State Medical Center
  • The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • The Jewish Hospital
  • TriHealth
  • UC Health

Epic is a total electronic medical record. It includes practice management, e-prescribing, pro-billing, reporting, and registries.