Epic EMR Ambulatory Software Review

EpicCare Ambulatory EMR is among the longest surviving of ambulatory care EMR systems in the United States. It has been in existence for more than a decade and even now, its services in this niche seem to be unchallenged. EpicCare Ambulatory EMR seeks to make physician’s time more productive by presenting a simpler format for working wherein patient data, including prescriptions, history of illnesses and precautionary recommendations can be easily accessed.

EpicCare is truly a physician-oriented software that has been recommended by providers across more than a hundred specialties. Its installation and configuration are rather effortless and can be customized for addressing typical workflow requirements. Further, first-time Epic users get an enviable assistance, i.e. they can use content provided by other Epic customers, such as using their workflow patterns for creating diagnostic information systems or choosing the most handy documentation tools. Thus, the entire path of upgrading to EpicCare Ambulatory is fastened. This is even more vital for Chronic Care Management where time is of utmost importance.

EpicCare Ambulatory EMR has been established as a savior of costs through:

  • Decreased dependence on Transcription
  • Reduced volume of Duplicate Order Creation
  • Reduction of Medication Errors
  • Reduction in Regulatory Documentation
  • Better Coding formats
  • Maximizing Co-pay Collection

The biggest advantage of Epic softwares is that it can interface easily with nearly all of the contemporary HIT systems being used.. This includes Epic tools like:

  • Care Everywhere—EpicCare EMR services include physician-focused Care Everywhere. This is an easy-to-use tool for maintaining interoperability. With this tool, physicians providing healthcare services and their patients can remain connected, i.e. via the EMR, through any internet-supporting mobile device. In fact, information sourced from non-Epic EMRs too can be compiled within Care Everywhere, making challenging aspect of healthcare like referral management a lot easier.
  • EpicCare Inpatient Clinical System—this is ideal for hospital departments of all sizes and all kinds of clinical specialties. This includes exclusive features such as ICU Support, Integration with Pharmacy and remote Barcode Administration.
  • Patient-guided Lucy—this self-supporting Personal Health Record isn’t connected to a facility's existing EMR system, i.e. it is connected to its patients, ensuring that they can access their data wherever internet connectivity is accessible. It allows patients to enter their health data like the latest test results that can be viewed within seconds by their respective physicians. Epic's Care Everywhere has been repeatedly praised for its user-friendly document retrieval system, i.e. extracting older patient data from Lucy and merging it into electronic charts is quite easy. Epic’s integrity ensures that patient data is not sold or shared for commercial or secondary purposes.