Community Connect

Best-in-Class Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) System

Designed for Your Practice

Houston Methodist’s Community Connect allows you to purchase our best-in-class Epic electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system to use in your practice – designed and priced to meet your needs.

The unparalleled safety, quality, service and innovation you’ve come to expect from Houston Methodist.

Meet the Team.

Dr. S. Nicholas Desai
Chief Medical Information Officer
Houston Methodist

S. Nicholas Desai, DPM, MBA, FACFAS is the chief medical information officer of Houston Methodist, leading a wide variety of clinical IT and innovation efforts and is a practicing physician in the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group.

Michelle Stansbury
Vice President
IT Corporate Systems and Innovation
Houston Methodist

Michelle Stansbury has been with Houston Methodist since July 1993. During her 28 years at Methodist, she’s had many accomplishments, including successfully deploying Epic in 2016 to Houston Methodist’s main academic medical center and all of its physician practices.

She was named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2019 – CIO and IT Executives by Health Data Management Magazine. Michelle was also named as one of the 2020 Women to Watch in Health IT by Becker’s, and most recently named as one of the finalists for the 2021 HIMSS Changemaker in Health Awards.

Josh Sol
Administrative Director of Innovation and Ambulatory Clinical Systems
Houston Methodist

Josh Sol, administrative director of Houston Methodist Innovation and Ambulatory Clinical Systems, leads strategies surrounding EMR implementation, patient engagement, population health, virtual care, interoperability, as well as improving the physician’s mobile experience, while playing an instrumental role within Houston Methodist’s Center for Innovation.

Michele Baker
Director of Clinical Applications
Houston Methodist

Michele Baker has 20 years of information technology experience, from both vendor and hospital perspectives, with key emphasis in clinical application implementation, support, process improvement and management.

Noreen Tobias
Senior IT Project Manager
Houston Methodist

Noreen Tobias has over 20 years of professional health care information technology experience. She has superb organizational, planning and problem-solving skills and an innate ability to proactively identify problems and effectively apply established and emerging technologies that foster creating innovative solutions in a team environment. She is a results-driven leader who thrives on both technological and intellectual challenges.


Why choose Community Connect?

Our EHR has a proven track record for satisfaction and we’re ranked by Epic as one of the top organizations using this technology.


What services are included?

  • A dedicated liaison to guide you through the process.
  • Physician and staff training.
  • On-site go-live support.
  • 24/7 clinical application workflow support.

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