Epic Systems

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Type Private
Industry Health informatics
Founded Madison, Wisconsin, United States (1979)[1]
Founders Judith R. Faulkner
Headquarters Verona, Wisconsin, United States
Key people Judy Faulkner, Founder & CEO[2]
Carl Dvorak, President
Products EpicCare Ambulatory, EpicCare Inpatient, Resolute, Cadence, Willow, OpTime, ASAP, Cupid, Radiant, Prelude
Revenue $1.2 billion (2011)[3][4]
Employees 5,100 (2012)[3]
Website epic.com

Epic is a privately held health care software company, whose systems are installed in large major hospitals, and hold the medical records of almost half the patients in the U.S. [5]

It was founded in 1979 by Judith R. Faulkner.[6] Originally headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Epic moved its headquarters to nearby Verona, Wisconsin in 2005.[7]

Epic's market focus is large health care organizations. Epic offers an integrated suite of health care software centered on a Caché database provided by InterSystems.[8] Their applications support functions related to patient care, including registration and scheduling; clinical systems for doctors, nurses, emergency personnel, and other care providers; systems for lab technicians, pharmacists, and radiologists; and billing systems for insurers.

Its competitors include Cerner, MEDITECH, Allscripts, and units of I.B.M., McKesson, Siemens and GE Healthcare.[4]

Like its competitors, Epic's system has poor interoperability and charges fees for sending data to non-Epic systems.[5]


  1. ^ Eisen, Mark (June 20, 2008). "Epic Systems: Epic Tale". The Daily Page. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Klein, Mike (December 5, 2002). "Epic's Founder Judy Faulkner Speaks on Culture, Business Beliefs, and Recruiting". WTN Media. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Moukheiber, Zina (April 18, 2012). "Epic Systems' Tough Billionaire". Forbes. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Freudenheim, Milt (January 14, 2012). "Digitizing Health Records, Before It Was Cool". nyt.com (The New York Times). Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Doctors Find Barriers to Sharing Digital Medical Records, By Julie Creswell, New York Times, Sept. 30, 2014
  6. ^ Eisen, Marc (June 20, 2008). "Epic Systems Corporation: An Epic timeline". Isthmus. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  7. ^ Boulton, Guy (2008-08-24). "Epic’s expansion". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  8. ^ Moukheiber, Zina (March 4, 2013). "Behind Epic Systems, A Low-Key Health IT Company Called InterSystems". "Forbes. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 

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