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Epitech? Mepic??

November 10, 2008
by vciotti
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Some amazing similarities between Epic and Meditech:

1. Both only sell software; get your hardware elsewhere, e.g.: Â Meditech from JJ Wild/Perot.

2. Both hire rookie implementers out of local colleges for their client hospitals to train...

3. Both are programmed in Mumps, and trying every few years/releases to put lipstick on that pig...

4. Neither have local offices; they'd rather you pay to fly them across the country on your nickel.

5. Both are totally top-down organizations, with all decisions coming out of corporate, not the field.

6. Both started out with clinical apps (Meditech = ancillaries, Epic = Ambulatory EMRs), then backed into financials.

Could Judy Faulkner have worked at a Meditech site years ago and copied them when building her cult/company?



You got 4 out of 6...no cigar.
Epic is not Mumps..it's VB and other tools on a Intersystems Cache Db.
Epic's first real app was a phys billing system and a appointment scheduler. EMR came much later.

Nice Try.

Received this email today:

"Hi Vince,

I read your Epitech/Mepic Blog and have to tell you that I work at a facility that uses both! My job is to interface them. You are right on the money. "