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This is only going to accelerate as the cost of the technology to support hospitals goes up in cost and complexity.

Rather than making a multimillion-dollar investment to deploy a new EHR, Woman's Hospital is seeking potential health system partners that instead would let the Baton Rouge, La.-based hospital connect to their Epic system, according to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Woman's Hospital issued an information request in June seeking proposals for an affiliation from national and local providers. Four hospital systems in Louisiana have submitted responses, Woman's Hospital CEO Barbara Griffith, MD, told the publication July 13. 

Woman's Hospital is not looking for a buyer, just a partner to help it invest in new technologies. The hospital said it hopes to make a decision for the affiliation during the third quarter of this year, according to the report.

It starts with the EHR, what comes next?

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