19 Nov Epic Systems insiders say so-called feuds are greatly exaggerated
Rumors of feuds between Epic and other electronic health care records vendors like Cerner are greatly exaggerated, according to company insiders.
Those supposed feuds have been made famous by several high-profile media reports, including an article last month in Mother Jones, a liberal-leaning newsmagazine. That article defined the CommonWell Health Alliance, a trade group of which Cerner is a member, as a coalition of “Epic’s rivals.”
“The fact is, we’ve made good with CommonWell,” Peter DeVault, vice president and director of interoperability at Epic, said at a panel during the Disruptive Healthcare Conference in Madison on Tuesday. Executives and healthcare providers representing Epic, Cerner, UW Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin were on the panel.