10 stories about Epic

Health IT giant Epic Systems has made quite a few headlines in the health IT world lately.

Here are 10 recent stories about Epic reported on Becker's Hospital Review.

1. Amidst allegations that software giant Epic is a barrier to a national system of shared health records, Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of the company, has spoken up to fight back in an interview she granted to Politico. Read more

2. Epic, IBM and Impact Advisors have made a series of announcements regarding their bid for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract, the latest identifying Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health Systems as the pilot installation site of their platform. Read more

3. If offered the $11 billion EHR contract from the Department of Defense, Epic, IBM and Impact Advisors plan to conduct testing and training of their proposed system at the Oregon Health & Science University's Simulation Center in Portland. Read more

4. Even before the Department of Defense selects the winning bid for its commercial EHR contract, Epic Systems and IBM — who have entered a joint bid with Impact Advisors — have assembled an advisory group to help inform best practices and suggestions for the contract. Read more

5. There are 18 members on Epic and IBM's DOD contract advisory council. Read more

6. What unites Apple, IBM and Epic? A history of, and reputation for, innovation. Here's why these three companies could very well be healthcare's three leading players. Read more

7. Glendale, Wis.-based Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare announced it will implement a $54 million EHR project with Epic Systems to integrate records across its hospitals. Read more

8. Carl Dvorak, president of Epic, joined a steering committee for the Health Information Trust Alliance focused on bolstering the overall security of, and trust in, information systems and medical devices. Read more

9. Epic announced plans to expand its campus, adding five buildings totaling one-half million square feet of office space. The campus expansion is reported to be literature-themed, including tributes to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and "The Wizard of Oz.” Read more

10. Here are 10 things to know about Epic. Read more

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