Kaiser completes national EMR rollout

May 29, 2008

Oakland, Calif.-Nearly 9 million Kaiser Permanente members in nine states are now on the books with the plan’s HealthConnect electronic medical record system, which completed a four-year rollout recently. Installation cost $4 billion, including $1 billion for maintenance.

Oakland, Calif.-Nearly 9 million Kaiser Permanente members in nine states are now on the books with the plan’s HealthConnect electronic medical record system, which completed a four-year rollout recently. Installation cost $4 billion, including $1 billion for maintenance.

The system’s medical offices are largely up and running on the new EMR, but just 13 of its 36 hospitals have advanced the new IT offering so far. Other Kaiser hospitals are set to go live over the next two years.