Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
02
September
2020
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17:54 PM
America/New_York

Coordinated Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network Now Share Patient Records Through Epic

BY HANNAH ROPP

Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, is transitioning all patient records at most of its facilities to Epic electronic health records (EHR system) Sept. 1. Patient care will now be even more integrated across the health network, giving all LVHN and Coordinated Health providers access to patient records and standardizing patient care.

“This transition will improve the flow of patient information across our health network and remove barriers that prevent important communication from happening. Beginning today, our entire health network can utilize one chart for each patient,” says Amy Nyberg, President, Coordinated Health.

“We are truly excited to be making the switch to Epic. This switch will allow for comprehensive and coordinated care for all of our patients,” says Wayne Luchetti, MD, Chief of Surgery, Coordinated Health.

  • Coordinated Health locations switching to Epic are:

  • 1503 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown

  • 1621 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown

  • 1405 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown

  • 2030 Highland Ave., Bethlehem

  • 2300 Highland Ave., Bethlehem

  • 2310 Highland Ave., Bethlehem

  • 222 Red School Lane, Phillipsburg

  • 212 Red School Lane, Phillipsburg

  • 505 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg

  • 511 VNA Road, East Stroudsburg

  • 2775 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem

  • 3100 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem Twp.

  • 1411 Jacobsburg Road, Wind Gap

  • 239 N. First St., Lehighton

  • 111 Switzgable Drive, Brodheadsville

  • 26 Station Circle, Hazle Twp.

  • 334 Main St., Dickson City

  • 1120 Oak St., Pittston

In addition, the transition to Epic will allow Coordinated Health patients to access their health information through MyLVHN, the secure patient portal that connects patients with their medical records or the record of someone they care for, such as a child or relative. Harry Schmaltz, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Coordinated Health Scranton Orthopedics, says the transition to Epic will provide patients in the Scranton region with greater access. “Patients will benefit from MyLVHN, giving them the ability to easily connect with their provider and health information,” says Schmaltz.

With MyLVHN patients can:

  • Review their health summary

  • Schedule an appointment or video visit

  • Access virtual care like video visit or E-Visit

  • Check in for appointments from a smartphone

  • Request prescription refills

  • Pay or review bills

  • Send and receive non-urgent messages from their health care provider

Patients can create a MyLVHN account during a visit with their provider or sign up online at MyLVHN.org or through the free MyLVHN app available on Apple App Store or GooglePlay. For technical questions about MyLVHN, patients can call 844-4MY-LVHN (844-469-5846).

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation, and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer InstituteLehigh Valley Heart Institute, and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is the region’s only hospital nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for orthopedics and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top five hospitals for six consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.