Connectivity

Epic has decades of practice connecting outside software to our integrated system. We maintain hundreds of pre-built interfaces to leading non-Epic HIT systems that you can license as is or tweak to meet your needs.

Interfacing The Bridges Interface Toolkit facilitates interface maintenance with a real-time interface monitor, a usage statistics utility, an error logging utility and an interactive error-analysis report. It allows customers to manage the interfaces they have purchased from our standard library of HL7, ANSI X12, and XML interfaces, and allows us to maintain flexibility in data mapping and formatting. Bridges can also be used to support interface transactions in a fixed format or other non-standard data formats.

Patient Monitoring Devices Epic has the ability to connect to a wide range of patient monitoring devices. Multiple patient monitoring devices can be connected to flowsheets, rather than charting manually. Once in the Epic system, data from devices can be graphed, reported on and monitored for trends – improving overall care delivery. Epic offers a standard HL7 Device Formatted Medical Device Interface that can be used for receiving discrete alphanumeric data from monitoring systems. Most major manufacturers already have an option for HL7 interfacing, alleviating the need for a third-party middleware solution.

CCOW compatibility Epic supports the Clinical Context Object Workgroup standard for coordination of different applications. Working in conjunction with third-party context management software, the Epic user interface can accept the current user, patient and encounter contexts for a session from a non-Epic application, so the user does not need to re-enter this information. Similarly, Epic's interface can transmit the user, patient and encounter contexts to other applications.

Standards-based Health Information Exchange Epic puts interoperable record sharing in the hands of physicians and patients. Learn more about Epic Interoperability.