The implementation of Epic was done to continue SRMC’s focus toward being the healthcare system of choice. With Epic, a leader in electronic health record, common tasks are streamlined with Epic to complete processes more efficiently thus improving safety, the quality of care provided, functionality and improving integration with other providers. As well with Epic as a patient you will have greater access to your health information as their patient portal also known as My Health Connections offers an enhanced experience for both the patient and provider.
Here’s what you should know for the days following the conversion…
It is important to note that if you are currently a patient at SRMC, some of your health information that is in the ‘Evident’ patient portal will remain viewable as you need to access it.
When you are seen as a patient after Oct. 17, 2020 your health information will be available through a new patient portal called My Health Connection. Patients are encouraged to sign up for the My Health Connection that allows patients access to their medical record. In addition to reviewing medical information, including medications, immunizations, allergies and medical history, patients will be able to:
All documentation for services prior to Oct 17, 2020 will be available for patients to access through SRMC’s patient portal SidneyRMC.com/patientportal or you are also able to request a copy of your medical records:
An authorization form may be picked up and dropped off at Sidney Regional Medical Center at any admissions area between the hours of 7 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri or at the Osage Campus Mon - Thurs 8 am to 5 pm and Friday 8 am to 4 pm.
Sidney Regional Medical Center
Health Information Management Dept
1000 Pole Creek Crossing
Sidney, NE 69162
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Another change with the implementation of Epic is a new patient statement. Again, for our current patients, (those seen prior to Oct 17, 2020) to avoid confusion, if you have a previous balance you will continue to receive the old statement and need to pay that balance. Once you are seen after Oct 17, 2020 you will receive a new statement that will be easier to read and understand and will need to pay the balance for the new visit separately from the old. Unfortunately, the billing is not combined and you may have more than one bill to pay.
Payment plans, paying bills online and other payment options are still available regardless of when the service was provided. Make sure to review our Patient Billing Resources https://www.sidneyrmc.com/patient-billing-resources for options and contact information for questions and concerns.
See our previous progress.