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  1. John Lynn
    January 7, 2016

    In the large hospitals it seems it is a 2 horse race between Epic and Cerner. We’ll see how that changes though. MEDITECH had an Epic like position until Epic came along.

    I think the comparison to Google and Microsoft isn’t great since an Epic installation is much larger and integrated than anything Google or Microsoft did. Plus, Google took a new business away from Microsoft (search and now mobile). It didn’t really take Microsoft’s core business (O/S, Office). The only exception is email which gmail took from exchange and is still taking.

    The reality is that Epic will be around for a long time because of the massive investment that’s been made in it. Hospital systems won’t easily be ready to replace it. I do think it will happen, but it will take longer than you say.

  2. Carl Bergman
    January 7, 2016

    Anne’s point about the difficulty of becoming an Epic certified consultant is well taken. As I understand it, to be certified you have to go through their training and be working for a customer. Outsiders need not apply.

    I’m sure Epic would argue that assures quality control. It also means that if you’re putting up Epic, you have to hire their people to do it. Sounds like restraint of trade to me, but what do I know?

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