Mayo Clinic Health System makes switch to new records system

Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse is one of Mayo’s first locations to switch over to a new electronic records system.

As News 8 first reported in June, the entire Mayo system is undergoing technology upgrades, which includes changing the software they use to keep track of medical records.

With the switchover to Epic Systems, officials say doctors will have access to the same records and medical histories of their patients, whether they’re in La Crosse, Rochester or a different Mayo location.

“When we are all on one electronic health record, it’s much more efficient, every practitioner in the Mayo practice knows what every other practitioner is doing, our patients will be better cared for, and they will be more safely cared for.”

Every Mayo location in Wisconsin began using the new software last weekend. Minnesota locations will switch over in November.

Gundersen Health System in La Crosse has been using the software since 2008.