​VA Secretary discusses expansion of EPIC scheduling pilot

VA piloting Epic around the block – By Darius Tahir, May 25, 2017, Politico Morning eHealth

VA PILOTING EPIC AROUND THE BLOCK: The VA will be expanding its pilot use of Epic Systems’ scheduling software, with an announcement expected in a few weeks, department secretary David Shulkin said at a House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing Wednesday.

Initially limited to a pilot in Idaho, Shulkin’s comments indicate a further expansion is in the cards. The department’s trying out four different types of software: an Epic-led project, an in-house solution, one developed by Document Storage Systems with mobile capabilities, and the…”

G2X TAKE: As the VA continues to evaluate their options, many are watching these pilots closely as the competitor solutions vie to be the final selection.

With the EHR decision looming, any movement by the new leadership is being watched ever so closely as competitors look for any opportunity to improve their position. 

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