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The Nation's Largest Convention Center Being Converted into a COVID-19 Alternative Care Facility in Chicago, To Be Equipped with Epic Health Records Software; Epic, the Chicago Department of Public Health, Rush University Medical Center, and the City of C

Apr 09, 2020 - PR Newswire
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Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center is being repurposed as an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) and will use Epic—the medical records systems used in the majority of Chicago's healthcare facilities—to provide clinicians with immediate access to their patients' chart. The new ACF, one of the largest in the nation, is designed to help address an anticipated surge in hospitalizations around the state related to COVID-19. It accommodates low to moderate acuity COVID-19 pati...