More Than 90 Health Systems to Go-Live on EHR This Fall on Epic
Epic Systems Corporation, a privately held medical care software company, has recently announced that it expects more than 90 health care systems over nine counties to Go Live on Epic. This has been a major indication that this fall will be one of its busiest installation seasons in over 41 years of Epic history.
According to the information available, a variety of healthcare providers and administrators as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Saudi, Arabia, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States are all making a transition of more than 123,000 doctors, nurses and other support staff to Epic’s EHR between September and the end of the year.
It is reported that various health care facilities and organizations in the states are planning to start operations and go live before the commencement of the second wave of COVID-19, which is expected to hit over the coming winter.
Impact of Epic during the COVID-19 pandemic
This news holds a significant amount of weight as during the initial first wave of COVID-19, many health care systems and organizations appreciated and reported that the built-in, longitudinal electronic medical records belonging to Epic were critical in driving effective health care transformation.
Epic has been using Intersystem technology for over 40 years. The system easily supports 2.5 million concurrent users including a strong community of healthcare organizations handling approximately 1.8 billion database accesses per second for all customers using Epic. The Go-live support staff conducts a track record of success by employing one of the most prominent national and international standards. With the existing long background of Epic, the fall of 2020 will be one of its most active periods as more than 90 healthcare systems from about 9 countries are awaited to be operational in Epic.