More data means better insights into patient medical care experiences, but it also comes with longer runtimes, greater burdens for system administrators, and, oftentimes, less-than-optimal workflows. And, if you’re looking for a solution that can help your organization streamline everyday tasks, improve interoperability between systems and applications, and maintain more accurate medical records, you’ve come to the right place.

The solution? Epic medical software (and, specifically the Epic EHR solution).

Read on to learn how Epic software for hospitals, clinics, private practices, and other healthcare organizations can transform the patient experience and ensure better continuity of care, no matter what.

What is Epic Medical Software?

Epic Systems Corporation is a leading provider of comprehensive medical software to help hospitals, major health systems, private practices, and other healthcare organizations facilitate better remote care options, enhance patient engagement, and improve continuity of care throughout the entire patient lifecycle.

Epic Systems offers extensive functionality to help healthcare providers and large clinical organizations access, manage, store, and exchange electronic medical record information. With the advanced features and usability standards Epic healthcare software offers, users are able to provide a more personalized experience for patients and a more engaging workforce for doctors and other staff members.

Is Epic An EHR or EMR System?

Epic also acts as both an electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) solution, providing a better view of patient records, medical history, and essential patient information (i.e., allergies, medications, demographics, illnesses, etc).

On the one hand, Epic EMR allows patients and providers to leverage advanced data management and patient tracking capabilities to stay up-to-date with important medical information and historical records over time. The Epic EMR system only shares a patient’s medical history from a singular practice, meaning if a patient switches physicians or offices, their EMR will not follow.

On the other, the Epic system allows patients and providers to track medical records and history from multiple practices, hospitals, or other clinical systems in a single electronic health record. This way, all important historical and current data is available in the same place, and providers can use customized features to fit patient or provider needs and improve the continuity of care in the long run.

What is Epic EHR?

Epic EHR offers a broader, more comprehensive view of patient care by including current and historical patient data, providing visibility into records from multiple different hospitals or medical providers, and storing all valuable patient information in one place.

The Epic EHR system not only allows providers to customize features, like specialty-dependent modules, to meet patient monitoring needs, but it also offers a full suite of built-in features that improve patient communication, engagement, and satisfaction.

Cloud-based EHR systems like Epic make keeping track of patient data throughout their entire care lifecycle a little easier. With a system that makes gathering information from multiple healthcare providers, systems, or hospitals simpler, patients can gain more valuable insight into their own patient history, and physicians can leverage data to make better decisions when it comes to patient care.

Main Epic EHR Features

While Epic offers a multitude of features, capabilities, and technical functionality to improve data visibility and customize solutions to fit patient and provider needs, there are a few main features that remain the same across the board.

  • Integration with other Epic modules, EHR systems, and third-party applications to streamline operations and improve interoperability
  • User-friendly interface to simplify electronic health record (EHR) management for patients and providers
  • Mobile app capabilities and self-service options for on-demand access to patient information and time-sensitive tasks
  • Improved patient engagement through easy-to-use patient portal, better analytics, and access to important information whenever and wherever it’s needed
  • Specialty-dependent modules and applications (i.e., Epic Beacon, Ambulatory, Prelude, Cadence, and more) to improve operational efficiency and employee productivity throughout all areas of your organization
  • Customized Epic EHR functionality to streamline patient communication, healthcare administration, and clinical workflows

Getting Started With Us

Whether you need help implementing a new Epic EHR system, navigating complex integrations, streamlining workflows, or anything in between, Surety Systems is here to help. And, with experience in virtually every module of Epic, our consultants are sure to fit the bill for any project size, scale, or scope.

Your organization. Your needs. Our expertise. That’s the name of the game with us.

How Can We Help?

Our team of senior-level Epic consultants has the skills, experience, and technical expertise needed to lead your organization to success, whether you’re implementing a new system or have been live on Epic for years.

And, to give you a better idea of what to expect when partnering with us, we’ve included a sample profile of one of our top-notch Epic software consultants:

Surety Senior Epic EHR Solutions Consultant

  • 10+ years of Epic and Cerner experience
  • Epic Credentialed in CPOE, ClinDoc, Optime/Anesthesia, Beacon, and Ambulatory
  • Certified Epic PM and Trainer 
  • Experience with Cerner Dynamic Documentation, Millennium, PowerChart, Mpages, PowerOrders, CORE, and PowerNote
  • Epic Training Development, update, and curricula editing experience

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