Assessing the Epic App Orchard: What’s Your App Strategy?

While a typical apple tree takes 5 to 8 years to bear fruit after planting, Epic says its customers are already harvesting positive benefits from the company’s App Orchard, launched in 2017. Epic Systems recently hosted developers and users at its Verona, WI headquarters for the 2018 App Orchard conference. The event was a showcase […]

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Our 15 Most Popular Posts About Epic Systems

We know your time is limited, so maybe you haven’t read every post we’ve ever written about Epic Systems. That's okay because our most popular, most shared, and most read posts about Epic are now all in one place—right here. Enjoy this Epic compilation. How to Become Epic Certified In healthcare IT circles, Epic certification […]

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Through the Looking Glass: An Epic UGM ’16 Recap in Pictures

The theme of this year's Epic User Group Meeting (UGM '16) was An Adventure in Wonderland, and Lewis Carroll himself would have been awed by the festivities. Some 18,000 Epic users descended on the Verona, Wisc. campus, where they were briefed on the company's vision for the future and saw updates to the Epic product suite. There were […]

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5 Reasons to Attend Epic UGM 2016

An Adventure in Wonderland is the theme for this year’s Epic UGM - User Group Meeting. The Epic UGM 2016 dates are Sept. 19 – 22, and the conference is likely to draw nearly 20,000 visitors to Epic’s Verona, Wisconsin headquarters. The event provides a forum for valuable discussions with Epic staff and customers, and […]

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8 Tips for Epic Staff Retention

Hiring and staffing for an Epic project is a significant undertaking, as outlined in our new eBook, Building an Epic Team. But after Go Live, hospitals and health systems face a different challenge:   retaining their top Epic staff members for the long-haul. “If you haven’t done your homework to retain your talent, you’re taking your eye […]

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Hiring for an Epic Implementation? Start With a Plan

The decision to buy and implement an Epic Systems electronic health record (EHR) is typically one of the largest strategic investments a hospital or health system will make. With Epic at the center of your patient care strategy, you will want to hire the best and brightest Epic-skilled talent you can find. But here's the […]

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5 Must-See, High-Paying Epic Salaries

It’s a good time to be a healthcare IT professional and an even better time to specialize in Epic Systems software, according to the Epic salaries chart seen here. On average, a hospital IT staff person (non-management) earns around $86,000, according to the most recent HIMSS compensation survey, but Epic talent may earn slightly more, […]

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12 Unusual Facts About Epic Systems

Whether you love or loathe their software, Epic Systems’ impact on healthcare IT is undeniable. More than 190 million patients have an electronic record in Epic, and the firm’s clients include the some of the largest hospitals and health systems in the world, including the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Kaiser Permanente. Founder and CEO […]

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5 Health IT Giants Expanding and Adding New Tech Jobs

Job growth in 2016 is being sparked by the healthcare and technology sectors, and some of the biggest and best-known employers in health IT are leading the way. Below are five major health IT companies with aggressive expansion and hiring plans for tech jobs. Cerner Corporation Cerner Corporation’s ongoing expansion of its headquarters is being called […]

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The Most Epic Tweets from Epic UGM 2015

Epic Systems' users, employees and consultants tuned in for the classic television-themed Epic Users Group Meeting (UGM) 2015 at Epic headquarters in Verona, Wis., Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, and ever-cognizant to the event's intentionally over-the-top theme, Epic UGM Tweeters had a lot to say about what they saw, heard, ate, learned - and witnessed CEO […]

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Epic Tops List for Community Hospitals Considering EMR Change

For community hospitals looking to upgrade or migrate to new EMR solutions, Epic Systems tops the list in mind share, says the Community Hospital Quick EHR Report 2015 from Peer60. And, according to the report, nearly 20% of community hospitals are actively looking to change their EHR vendor. While Epic leads mind share at 43%, […]

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5 Apps We Want to See in the New Epic App Store

Epic Systems confirms that it’s planning to launch its own app store called the App Exchange AppOrchard. While few other details are available, that isn’t stopping us from putting our own app ideas in motion. With Epic consultants and end users in mind, here are five apps we’d like to see in the new Epic […]

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