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I would absolutely recommend Epic's application hosting for evaluation. On the hosting side, Epic is...

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Some unique things don't get reflected. A lot of the time, Epic is trying to raise the bar for a...

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In terms of executive communication, tracking statuses, and helping us get our performance level up,...

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Epic could improve their client presence by coming on-site once a year or every other year and...

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Epic scores high on security, uptime, and the ease of doing upgrades. Those things aren't really...

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When COVID-19 hit, one of the things that we did through MyChart was sending the first notification...

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I don't have to worry about the hardware refresh cycle by using Epic's application hosting. I have...

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I sometimes think that I can't quantify the cost of variability. If we are looking at pure hosting,...

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Our whole Epic suite of products is hosted by Epic. We don't do anything else with Epic other than...

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Epic's application hosting has been really good. We just finished our semiannual upgrade, and the...

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On occasion, we have seen issues with one or two individuals from Epic not being responsive enough....

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In my career, Epic is the best firm I have worked with. They are tied in, integrated, and here, and...

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Epic does some really great things, and then Epic does some really boneheaded things. Epic misses...

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Epic is great. They consistently have high-caliber people working for them. They do not price gouge...

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We died when we heard about the cloud foundation, which is necessary from a hosting perspective....

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There is no reason for me to change from Epic's hosting. Their hosting is really solid and a good...

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Epic has recently done a pretty good job of keeping promises. They have held a promise that I wasn't...

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VP/Other Executive

With Epic's hosting services, they do a weird nickel-and-diming thing. If we want to do an upgrade,...

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VP/Other Executive

The frontline people are really good, but I have definitely seen more junior staff members and...

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CEO/President

We get communication from Epic, and they are continually developing new things to enhance the...

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Epic has a lot more staff and expertise in the intricate areas of the software than other...

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VP/Other Executive

Epic's application hosting services are reliable and stable. Hosting is our strategic direction, and...

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Director

Epic’s level of expertise could be better. We can tell that they hire a lot of college students. I...

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Director

Epic is consistently monitoring things. I get alerts when they see any type of discrepancy in the...

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Manager

In a hosted environment, everything requires cost and size. So whether the vendor nickel-and-dimes...

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Epic drives our strategy because they look to succeed with us. They are proactive about wanting to...

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CIO

Hosting is going great with Epic. Epic has really proven themselves with their hosting during...

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We are rolling out the vaccine with the help of Epic's open scheduling. With the vaccinations, we...

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We had some contracting issues with Epic before. They didn't give us a special deal when we had...

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We moved to Epic's application hosting. That was a smart move for us. I am not as worried about...

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Epic's staff members frequently communicate with our technical team. We get monthly reports from...

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If other Epic customers are experiencing a lack of communication, I would encourage them to speak up...

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Epic’s consultants are top notch. Epic is very strategic. I am very involved with Epic's leadership...

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Director

Our experience has been very good. We have had some hiccups and challenges, but Epic has done a very...

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The Epic representative that I have been working with has been really excellent. However, that...

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The only downside is that when Epic has system outages or things break, there are some things that...

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Epic has sometimes been a little challenging to work with in terms of integration or escalating...

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Director

For someone in a similar situation to us, I would absolutely recommend Epic. However, for a larger...

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Where Epic is lacking isn’t so much in the lower level of the infrastructure data center but at the...

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Director

Epic only hosts Epic products. Even though Epic has a massive application, it requires plenty of...

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Manager

Epic had everything we were looking for; we didn't see a need to go to a third-party vendor. The...

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My biggest issue is with Epic's use of Citrix, and that is going away with the next web version....

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VP/Other Executive

Epic's system is very complex, but it is good. We have gotten good compliance and adoption with our...

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As the vendor does upgrades, they increase the billing. Each quarter, essentially, we see small...

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VP/Other Executive

Epic’s folks are all so young, and Epic brought in an army of people for the implementation. The...

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VP/Other Executive

Epic has good strategic abilities. They have essentially the number-one EMR out there, and that is...

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COO

Epic hasn't helped us much financially during COVID-19, but they have helped us functionally and...

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COO

Our engagement with Epic is ongoing. The vendor increases their product prices with upgrades. The...

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COO

The vendor has exceeded our expectations. What they do is high quality for sure. I have been...

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We will have certain needs at our organization that may or may not align with Epic's. I am thinking...

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The vendor tells us what they are going to do, and they do it. Sometimes they tell us that they...

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From the start of our relationship with the vendor, their feet have been on the ground. The vendor...

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My view of hosting is that it is either very technical or very service oriented. We really want...

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CIO

The product has been flawless for us. I have no complaints. We have nearly 100% uptime. There are...

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Epic is proactive. We don't have to reach out to them; they reach out to us. Even when we don't need...

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The most dangerous threat to health systems right now is ransomware. We don't necessarily have the...

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We haven't had any issues with Epic. The vendor often advises us and gives us data and analytics....

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Director

Epic is a very solid hosting provider. We moved to Epic's services for a couple of reasons. We...

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Director

Epic's application hosting is expensive, but it is worth it. Epic has brought us disaster recovery...

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Director

We had significant problems with Epic during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Epic was able...

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Director

The hosting-specific piece of the contract we have with Epic has increased in cost on a yearly...

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Director

Epic is our most critical vendor, and we have the best relationship with them. I think that Epic's...

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Director

Some of Epic's upgrades lack knowledge of the specific scenarios that we will be using our system for....

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Director

We meet with Epic a lot for strategic planning related to our EHR. We have moved from a scenario...

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VP/Other Executive

The vendor's hosting is a little tricky. I don't know that I have any better suggestions for the...

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I don't feel like the vendor's hosting gives me the control, vision, or ability to manage my system...

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The vendor usually has good folks who treat us well. Their customer service is always good, but...

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I have had other hosted solutions, and I think the vendor does as good of a job as anyone else does....

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There are times with the vendor when we get into a situation where we chase our tails for a week and...

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VP/Other Executive

The vendor does regular executive calls with us. We have had on-site visits as well.

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CIO

The contract comes up in a couple of years. We are evaluating just to be sure that we are getting...

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CIO

Epic let us delay some payments and worked with us when money was tight during COVID-19. They were...

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If there have been any issues, the vendor notifies us. They have good monitoring services in place....

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When we want to do upgrades and time those upgrades, the vendor gets on the phone with us. They...

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CIO

I would like the price to be less expensive. Everything in healthcare is so expensive, and we are...

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Manager

I don't know how Epic could have done better at supporting us during the COVID-19 crisis. They have...

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If Epic is going to charge us for something, they are very up front and transparent about it, so...

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Epic's consultants are top notch, and their strategic ability is extremely strong. I just don't see...

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There has certainly been an error made on Epic's end here and there, but the vendor consistently...

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The tool is expensive. Epic isn't giving it away, but I don't have any complaints about the price. I...

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Epic constantly asks us for feedback. They send us quarterly surveys, so we can enter any feedback...

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We have done upgrades on a couple of occasions. There was a misstep from the Epic hosting team that...

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CIO

Overall, things are going very well. In the last couple of years, we have had one or two impacts...

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CIO

The biggest difference from our last vendor is that Epic knows how their product works, and that is...

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The most problematic thing has been the concurrent license because it is part of our hosting...

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Epic does a really good job of thinking through how their structure needs to support their...

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CIO

Obviously, from a healthcare industry perspective, there are a lot of unusual things happening this...

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CIO

Epic's hosting service is pretty sweet. We have already completed a few upgrades and patches, and...

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CIO

I have been in healthcare for many years and have worked with and against vendors. I have seen and...

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Manager

I think we have had a pretty good experience with what Epic has done. It is nice not having to deal...

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Manager

There was a bit of trepidation from our system leadership initially, but we calculated the ROI on...

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Manager

One benefit of the hosting is Epic has gone from their major upgrades to release schedules. We...

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Manager

Our practice has grown and certainly accelerated through the COVID-19 pandemic. Having the ability...

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We would buy Epic's application hosting services again in a heartbeat. Doing everything ourselves...

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Epic’s communication is great. They give us regular reports on the hosted operations. They go...

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Epic’s staff members who helped with the hosting were pretty good. There are some people I think are...

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Epic understands a lot of things we are going through from the hosted side of things. They just...

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We are pretty pleased with Epic. The proof is in the execution. Looking at our numbers, other than...

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I would tell others that they take a whole set of headaches off their plate when they choose to work...

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In terms of what hasn’t worked as well, Epic's security is treated as a service where they have a...

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Manager

I would like Epic to reduce their price. Application hosting is not cheap, especially in the current...

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I would share with others that they should make sure they look at the ROI of Epic's application...

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CIO

Quite honestly, Epic’s system pays for itself after so many years, and it removes millions of...

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Director

Most of the time, problems end up being nonissues, and that is pretty good for hosting. The service...

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Director

My advice to Epic would be to step beyond sticking strictly the software in their consulting advice.

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CIO

Epic has been really incredible through the COVID-19 crisis. They have done everything they can to...

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CIO

Epic is very open to trying new things. We are trying to decrease our downtime from quarterly...

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I haven't had any problems with Epic's staff members. They are very strategic and keep us informed....

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CIO

One thing we owe ourselves to do is to shop and make sure that we are getting value for our dollars...

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Epic is trying to institute more frequent calls with CIOs to give them a better understanding of...

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