Epic has counter-attacked Mother Jones magazine to try to rebut its allegations that Epic has done a bad job in connecting health records and optimizing healthcare digitization.
The author of the article, Patrick Caldwell, wrote, “Epic has helped create a fragmented system that leaves doctors unable to trade information across practices or hospitals. That hurts patients who can’t be assured that their records…will be available to the doctors who need to see them.”
In response, Epic asserted:
“Epic customers can access their EHR almost anywhere, at any time, and our customers connect to and share patient records with thousands of organizations using other vendors’ products, including those used by the Department of Defense and the Veterans Health Administration. According to the eHealth Exchange, Epic shares more records with these government agencies than any other vendor.”