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What is Epic Software?

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Epic software is an integrated system that enables health care professionals and facilities to create, access, modify and transfer patient health records electronically. The software incorporates clinical, revenue, billing, human resources and other functions. Epic Systems Corporation is a Wisconsin-based, employee-owned private company that Judy Faulkner founded in 1979.

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The secure software allows patients to control their personal data and physicians to control cross-organization information flow. Epic developed all of its software in-house, and a single database holds all of the records. In June 2015, the Epic network exchanged about 15.3 million patient records. Epic software users include Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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