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What’s In a Name?

While some Epic product names are self-evident (ASAP for ED, Stork for OB), there are few etymologies you might not know.

While some Epic product names are self-evident (ASAP for ED, Stork for OB), here are few etymologies you might not know:

  • Willow, because aspirin comes from the Willow tree (pharmacy)
  • Lucy, floating above the EHR… in the sky with diamonds (portable health record)
  • Cogito ergo sum, means “I think, therefore I am” (enterprise intelligence)

Turns out fewer people know Latin than we expected. Quo fata ferunt.