Epic Systems Corporation, or Epic, has been in the market since 1979 and employees around 10,000 personnel. Headquartered in Verona, Wisconsin, Epic has ranked in numerous accolades and awards over the years including winning Best in KLAS top overall software suite category for the past 8 years.
EpicCare is Epic’s electronic medical records (EMR) solution for large medical centers, hospitals, and practices, certified for Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2. EpicCare can be tailored to meet the requirements of around 25 specialties including behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, dental, nephrology, radiology, and occupational health. The EHR solution helps clinicians streamline their workflows using personalized dashboards, charts and a Note Writer which allows physicians to make important notes while charting their diagnosis and later merging these notes with the patient’s medical records for future reference.
EpicCare EMR is a mobile-ready solution, allowing both doctors and patients to access information on their Apple devices. The company claims that hospitals using its software hold medical records of over 60% of patients in the US and 2.5% of patients across the globe.
Epic EMR price: The cost of Epic EMR software which is self-hosted start as low as $1,200 and can top $500,000 for large clinics and hospitals. This EHR software can also be bought at an upfront price of about $1200 to $500,000 and more. To get an estimate of what Epic might cost your healthcare organization request pricing by clicking on the price button.
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USP: Epic does an exceptional job in helping their providers participate in government regulatory programs. For example, more Epic physicians have attested to Meaningful Use Stage 2 than users of any other system. With Epic, it is easy to share charts across the care continuum irrespective of which EHR other people use.
Awards: Epic Systems was voted top overall software suite in the 2018 Best in KLAS awards; the company has won this award 8 years in a row.
Technical Specifications: EpicCare has a server based and a cloud-based application. It is a native window-based system. To run it on mac, you must install third party software.
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Pros:“There are already evidences where this seamless record has made a difference.”
Pros:It is known as the best in this field, and I really like it. I would highly recommend getting this EMR. The functionality of this software is great and it extremely easy to use as compared to many other EMRs. It is easy to navigate, has custom functionality, and it can gather input from multiple sources.
Cons:For someone who is new to using computers might find the system overwhelming. If the system is not personalized according to your requirements then it can be a bit overwhelming.
Pros:EpicCare has been in the industry for quite a long time, everyone almost knows about it. It is one of the largest EMR systems in the country I'd say. The training is easier, and many in the industry already know about it.
It often has a few glitches, and we have faced a few interface issues as well.
Pros:We were sold on the fact that how easy it is to navigate the system. The implementation process was smooth though lengthy which was a given because of the size of our facility. EpicCare is a tailored system for the needs of our hospital and it has the functionality to capture information from different sources.
Cons:The system has so many modules and sometimes becomes overwhelming however, we accept the challenge.
Pros:It is easy to create notes with EPIC. It is easy to part between bill Part A and Part B services, as well as the commercial and Medicaid claims. I like that I can create an action to put the claims in a specific WQ for my review. It is a great software.
Cons:There are times when the updates create other issues in the system.
Pros:The system truly has everything we need to run our facility. Since this is a hospital so we naturally deal with inpatient as well as outpatient clients and EpicCare has given us the ease to seamlessly carry out our daily tasks. We all find it really easy to use, sometimes a bit overwhelmed because it has so many modules but nothing we don’t need.
Cons:We had some problems in the past but it was sorted out once we incorporated EpicCare for the whole facility.
Pros:I saw a lot of bigger practices and corporations made a switch to EpicCare EMR system. Though I like their customer service and the system overall, but I believe it is more geared towards bigger practices. The system is a customized solution that they provided to us and I am satisfied with it.
Cons:The only problem and some may find it a major one is that it doesn’t offer the ability to transfer all the data from the previous EMR system.
Pros:EPIC is an easier approach to healthcare. It would be great if every healthcare facility used EPIC. It is so simple to use. Scanning documents, sending messages to providers within the practice and using the portal, it all is quite easy and fast. I really like this software and consider it the best.
Cons:There isn’t anything bad about this system that I find.
Pros:The software is great, and it has a lot to offer. It has so many great features and functionalities. The options are robust, and it has the ability to create shortcuts for documentation. Connecting one EMR to another is quite easy with this.
Cons:When you are new, it would definitely be quite overwhelming at first. And trying to find certain features and functions can be quite cumbersome. It has a learning curve.
Pros:It is an excellent EMR, that one can find. It is of great quality. It is easy to use. For easy charting, there are many quick and easy shortcuts. It can be integrated with systems as well.
Cons:The training and the system itself are quite overwhelming at first. Onsite training would be recommended by me.
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