Healthcare data series 2/4: EPIC Cosmos – Next Step in EHR Data Mining
If you work in healthcare IT, you must have heard the name EPIC. EPIC is a renowned EHR provider, that covers around a third of the US healthcare market. In 2019, Epic launched Cosmos, a special program for data mining of patient records data gathered in EPIC systems. Today, EPIC Cosmos, which was built to enable easier clinical research for contributing EPIC customers, contains over 178 million patient records from over 6.5 billion encounters, representing patients in all 50 states. In this episode’s discussion with Phil Lindemann, VP of Business Intelligence at EPIC and EPIC’s Clinical Informaticist Dave Little, you will hear more about the growth of data in EPIC Cosmos, collaboration with external healthcare IT and app providers that can join EPIC’s App Orchard ecosystem. Dave and Phil also talked about needed improvements for easier collaboration with healthcare IT vendors and innovators outside EPIC, how they hope EHRs will evolve with novel technologies and AI, and more.
This discussion is part of a broader series of talks about healthcare data management in the US. An in-depth summary will be published in the monthly newsletter:
The January edition offers an overview into natural language processing development in healthcare and the potential of ChatGPT in healthcare: https://fodh.substack.com/p/natural-language-processing-is-the