What is Epic?
Epic is a leading EHR software vendor serving a wide range of academic and community healthcare systems across the United States. Epic provides a full range of integrated solutions that provide seamless care across the continuum of care, from ambulatory to acute care and post-acute care settings. They are recipients of multiple industry awards, and are ranked as the #1 Overall Software Suite by KLAS, the “Consumer Reports” of EHR systems. Epic customers hold more Davies Awards than any other vendor’s clients. Davies Awards are presented by HIMSS (the Health Information Management Systems Society) for “outstanding achievement of organizations who have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment.”
Why Epic for Jefferson?
The selection of Epic for Jefferson involved the participation and input of more than 400 people across our campus over a two-year period. Every aspect of the software was evaluated and validated through on-site demonstrations, visits to the vendors’ headquarters and user group meetings, as well as multiple discussions and site visits with peer organizations across the country. In the final evaluation, Epic was the unanimous choice of the EHR Selection Committee as the vendor who could best help us fulfill our EHR Vision and to meet the needs Jefferson’s Blueprint for Strategic Action.
It is important to recognize that this implementation is not just a technical implementation. Rather, it is an organizational “change journey” that requires the participation of every member of the Jefferson family. Epic is merely the powerful tool we have chosen to help us on this journey.