EPIC EHR News
More big hospitals are looking to integrate into a single EHR and EPIC seems to be the preferred option to do that. The uncertainty from Oracle, a traditional SQL database company, migrating its backend to Cerner might be one factor. A benevolent dictatorship is better than a dictatorship was one quote. Allscripts has suffered. Worth noting Cerner still is the leader internationally. From Becker October 2022 Contact [email protected] for more info.
Two large health systems — Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare and Houston-based Memorial Hermann — recently switched their EHRs from Oracle Cerner to Epic, continuing a trend of bigger hospital groups moving to the Verona, Wis.-based software giant.
Several health system CIOs and other IT leaders told Becker’s the reasons for this include the desire to consolidate to one EHR from multiple vendors, with Epic being the most dominant player, while others said not to put too much stock in the name of the companies as the EHRs are fairly similar and depend on what your patients and clinicians are looking for.
“When you’ve seen one health system, you’ve seen one health system,” said Aaron Miri, senior vice president and chief digital and information officer of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health.
But he said Baptist Health went to Epic, a transition completed July 30, to integrate into a single EHR.
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