South Shore Epic is the electronic health record for South Shore Health System, which includes South Shore Hospital, South Shore Medical Center, South Shore VNA, Hospice of the South Shore, Home & Health Resources, South Shore NeuroSpine, South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise, and South Shore Physician Hospital Organization.
EpicCare Link provides "view-only" access to South Shore Epic, similar to access now available to Meditech through Citrix. EpicCare Link also is available to physicians who are not on South Shore Hospital's Medical Staff, as well as to authorized skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and other continuing care providers. EpicCare Link access will be enhanced following the July 1, 2017 South Shore Epic Go-Live, so medical practice office staff members may perform certain functions in Epic (e.g., ordering labs and imaging studies, making referrals, OR scheduling).
Care Everywhere allows providers on differing electronic health records (e.g., Partners Epic, Athena Health, Allscripts) to exchange certain health information. It necessitates a connection to a health information exchange, such as the Massachusetts Health Information HIway.