Who Says Chief Information Officers Can't Lose By Choosing Epic?

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | July 11, 2013

As the saying goes in health IT circles: You can’t lose your job by picking Epic Systems. With its reputation for consistently high marks, and a prestigious roster of clients, hospital chief information officers view it as a safe bet.

Not Barry Blumenfeld, it appears. He recently vacated the post of chief information officer at Maine Medical Center, a well-regarded medical center in Portland, and the state’s largest. A story in this month’s Healthcare IT News implies that his departure was related to the hospital’s implementation of Epic’s electronic health record system, estimated at $160 million. [...]