Test Your Epic Module Knowledge

Epic_Systems_112109_SignWith a multitude of HIMSS Davies awards and Best in KLAS awards under its belt, Epic Systems’ electronic health records serve 54% of patients in the U.S. and 2.5% of patients worldwide. And its reach is expanding more every day.

Epic modules are individual components of the integrated software platform that have a specialized function. For example, the aptly-named "Stork" module has workflows and UI specific to obstetrics. The Epic module known as Beaker is specific to hospital lab functions.

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Maybe you’re certified in more than one module, but do you know what they all mean and do? Test your Epic module knowledge with the glossary of terms from Catholic Health Initiatives, Learn Health Tech and Epic Systems below.

Popular Epic Modules

ADT (now called Grand Central): ADT stands for Admission, Discharge, Transfer. Improves bed utilization and gives users the tools to manage hospital stays from pre-admission through discharge.

Ambulatory: For documenting visits, placing orders, performing procedures, reviewing results and sending communications to patients.

ASAP: Manages Emergency Room (ER) visits, displays which rooms are occupied and bed status.

Beacon: The chemotherapy module, built around treatment plans for patients receiving cancer treatment.

Beaker: The laboratory software system for a hospital lab.

Bridges: For installing and managing clinical interfaces, such as HL7, ANSI X12, and XML interfaces.

Cadence:  Used to schedule and track patient appointments for Outpatient and specialty clinics.

ClinDoc: Documentation (notes, records of medication administrations, etc.) entered in a patient's hospital chart.

Cogito: Stores clinical data in the reporting area in databases that can be queried to support care decisions, manage costs and identify trends.

Community Connect: A structured method for sharing an electronic record system to independent physician practices and hospitals, including e-learning content, user training and support specialists.

Cupid: The cardiologist module, which integrates or interfaces with external EKG devices to read EKG reports.

EpicCare Link: Epic's web-based application for connecting organizations to their community affiliates.:

HIM: Stands for Health Information Management, which provides tools to simplify medical records management tasks, including chart and film tracking, chart deficiencies, release of information and coding and abstracting.

Home Health: A portable care management tool for home care providers, offering documentation and charting tools that help coordinate patient care, improve communication with physicians and handle case assignments.

ICU: Supports users in the Intensive Care Unit in super acute, comprehensive care and interventional care environments.

Identity: Epic's identification and duplicate record management application.

Kaleidoscope: This Epic module allows ophthalmologists and optometrists to perform eye exams, document eye-related procedures and write contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions.

MyChart: Allows patients to view portions of their medical records and interact with their physicians over the Internet.

OpTime: Epic's operating room management application.

Orders: A grouping of orders with multiple procedures and/or medications that are often ordered together.

Phoenix: Supports the focused clinical workflows and detailed regulatory requirements of solid organ transplants.

Radiant: The Radiology module for Epic, which provides for documentation, film tracking and viewing of radiology images.

Resolute, Hospital Billing (HB) and Professional Billing (PB): Epic’s revenue cycle application managing overall billing.

Stork: The Obstetrics module for managing pregnancy episodes on the Outpatient side and documenting deliveries in the hospital.

Tapestry: Automates key workflows and tasks associated with managed care administration, helping provider organizations manage risk and maintain collaborative relationships with payors.

Willow: Epic’s inpatient pharmacy application that supports the workflows and routines for health care professionals in inpatient pharmacy settings.

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