Epic Holdout Questions Install Craze

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | July 31, 2013

In usual form, Halamka weighs in on Epic's surging popularity

In a recent blog post, John Halamka, MD, chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, offers his views on why the Epic EHR has gained unprecedented momentum in the market among providers nationwide -- not least among an elite group of hospitals in Boston.

So far, though, BIDMC, which is among that exclusive Boston-based group, is sticking with its in-house built EHR.

An Epic system – or other client-server technology – might relieve some demands on Halamka and his IT team, but it would not likely be as flexible.