Judy Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corp., which she launched in 1979 with a $70,000 bank loan secured against her house and the sweat equity of a few programming customers. Epic, based in Verona, Wis., is now one of the leading EHR vendors in the country.
Epic Systems Corp. CEO Judy Faulkner's decision to place the majority of her stock holdings for the company she founded in a new charitable foundation that will keep the electronic health-record company permanently private presents unusual management issues, experts say.
Epic Systems Corp. founder and CEO Judith Faulkner has decided to leave much of her holdings in her privately held company to a specially created charitable foundation that will fund and operate not-for-profits in healthcare and other areas, as well as control her stock in the company.
Despite numerous EHR obstacles, providers, insurers and mobile app developers continue to seek innovative ways to electronically share patients' end-of-life wishes across systems and platforms.
The Defense Department has eliminated PricewaterhouseCoopers and its bid partners from contention for a 10-year multibillion-dollar contract to modernize its electronic health-record system.
A defense think tank says the government may regret its plan to lock the U.S. Defense Department into a 10-year contract with an electronic health-record vendor.
Athenahealth, thanks to its planned purchase of RazorInsights, can bring a new electronic health-record business model to the small-hospital segment just as that sector is searching for alternatives to current vendor offerings, say health IT market watchers.
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IBM Corp. and Epic Systems Corp., likely hoping to show why their joint bid should win the Defense Department's $11 billion, 10-year EHR contract, Wednesday unveiled a 17-person group they've assembled to help advise the department and guide it through implementation if they win the work.
Efforts to bring an Internet-based solution to healthcare's lackluster capability to exchange electronic information has gained momentum with the cooperation of five rival developers of electronic health-record companies and four large, tech-savvy health systems.
Five major electronic health-record system developers and four information-technology pioneer provider organizations have formed an alliance to promote a new, Internet-based approach to interoperability and clinical information exchange.
As Epic Systems Corp. vies for the largest government contract to date for electronic health records, founder and CEO Judith Faulkner is defending the company from criticism it doesn't play nice with others.