UHS Delaware Valley Hospital (DVH) and all UHS System members are implementing a new Electronic Health Record called Epic, on Saturday, September 12.

Due to this system upgrade, Delaware Valley Hospital’s Community Pharmacy will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, to take inventory and will re-open for its regular hours at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12.

The Primary Care Center in Walton will also be closed on Saturday starting September 12 and will reopen on Monday, September 14 at 8 a.m.

Epic is used by a majority of top-ranked hospitals and medical schools who are working collaboratively every day to improve patient care, innovate healthcare delivery, and achieve financial health. Leading organizations across the country and around the world use Epic, including the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins Medicine. Over 70% of New Yorkers already have a record at a healthcare institution using Epic.

With the new system, one chart will follow a patient throughout his or her entire healthcare experience, from the doctor’s office to the hospital and from the hospital to the lab and pharmacy. All organizations using Epic interoperate, which means that they can easily exchange patient data for improved patient care. Providers will have the ability to coordinate care with clinicians outside of UHS who serve their patients and their families, closing care gaps and reducing duplication.

Patients and their caregivers can become engaged members of the care team through MyChart, the new patient portal. Using the MyChart online portal or smartphone app, patients will have the ability to request prescription refills, view test results and notes, schedule appointments, communicate with their care team, pay bills, and more.