7 Epic updates in June

From building a digital payment platform with a health system to detailing plans to partnering with a genetic testing company, here are seven updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's in June:

  1. Nurses continue to express concerns about the integration of artificial intelligence into EHRs, arguing the technology proves ineffective and disrupts patient care. Specifically, several nurses have reported issues with EHR programs such as those from Epic and Oracle Health, which utilize algorithms to assess patient acuity and determine nurse staffing levels.

  2. Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health built a digital payment platform with Epic that is moving the health system away from paper billing.

  3. Epic has partnered with GeneDx, a genetic testing company, to integrate GeneDx's rapid whole genome sequencing services into Epic's platform. This collaboration aims to expand access to these services specifically within neonatal intensive care units.

  4. In May, Epic hosted its first European Group Meeting to discuss the utilization of its digital tools by hospital clients across the continent. Traditionally held annually at its Wisconsin headquarters, this inaugural European event marks the beginning of a yearly gathering now scheduled to take place in Europe.

  5. NTT DATA enhanced its offerings to facilitate the migration of Epic EHR systems from on-premises and hybrid architectures to the Amazon Web Services cloud. This updated suite includes comprehensive consulting and technical services aimed at simplifying and accelerating the transition.

  6. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana migrated its care management processes and provider services to Epic, resulting in a threefold increase in secure data exchange with network providers, the insurer said June 3.

  7. Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health migrated its Epic environments to Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform developed by Microsoft. 

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