Sentara planned, implemented and proactively managed the EHR project (called Sentara eCare Health Network, a.k.a. ―eCare‖) over a five-year period, and freely shares its challenges and lessons learned.
By way of the ―MyChart patient portal, patients can review test results, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments, and find information. As a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 organization, Sentara operates in a largely paperless environment. In 2009, Sentara was ranked the number one integrated health care network in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine, and is the only health system named in the top 10 for 12 years.