Glossary of Epic Terms

Core Clinical Applications:

ASAP – Application for care and clinical documentation in the emergency department

ClinDoc – Application for inpatient documentation performed by clinicians and may include notes, flowsheets, assessments, plan of care and medication administration. Used by nurses, nurse practitioners, managers, therapists, physicians, physician assistants, case managers and social workers.

EpicCare Ambulatory – Application for documenting care provided through outpatient visits, telephone calls, e-visits and refill requests.

Orders – Application for the ordering of workflows of inpatient orders. Can be used to share order details, sign orders, place orders and find orders.


Ancillary Clinical Applications:

Anesthesia – Application for any procedure requiring anesthesia

Beacon – Application for chemotherapy ordering, administration and cancer staging. Used by inpatient and outpatient oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, research and infusion staff.

Beaker – Application for laboratory information systems. Used by phlebotomists, nurses, techs, pathologists and central receivers.

Clinical Case Management – Application designed to centralize the workflows for case managers.

Cupid – Application for cardiovascular information system. Used to order and document cardiology procedures and cases.

Infection Control – Application for infection surveillance, which helps detect, monitor and report certain types of infections in the inpatient setting.

OpTime – Application for the operating room. Helps prepare, schedule and document all information related to surgery.

Radiant – Application for radiology information system. Used for ordering, scheduling and performing imaging procedures.

Stork – Application for documenting perinatal care. Used to document a patient’s entire pregnancy, admit babies and document newborn assessments.

Willow Inpatient Pharmacy – Application for inpatient prescription pharmacy system. Used in the hospital setting for admitted patients, procedures, surgeries and diagnostics.


Access Applications:

ADT – Application for managing patient movement (admissions, transfers and discharge from units throughout the hospital).

Cadence – Application for scheduling appointments, creating provider/resource schedules, and keeping schedules up to date with changes.

Health Information Management – Application for managing health information. Used to handle releases of information from a patient’s chart, manage deficiencies as physicians complete notes and sign orders, and facilitate the coding of accounts.

Identity – Application for managing the patient database.

Prelude – Application for managing patient registration over the front desk and over the phone.


Revenue Applications:

Resolute Hospital Billing & Claims – Application for collecting and reviewing charges, billing facility (hospital) charges to insurance companies and patients, following up on outstanding accounts and collecting payments for services.

Resolute Professional Billing & Claims – Application for collecting and reviewing charges, billing professional (physician) charges to insurance companies and patients, following up on outstanding accounts and collecting payments for services.


Other Applications:

Canto – EpicCare’s mobile app for the ipad. Designed to give providers secure and portable access to patient charts.   

Care Everywhere Interoperability – Epic’s platform that supports the exchange of patient records with other providers outside our system. It ensures that patients’ health data follows them wherever they receive care.

Cogito Enterprise Intelligence (including Star Data Warehouse) – Module for several products in the reporting area. The huge amounts of clinical data that are collected by every part of the Epic system are stored in databases that can be queried to provide all manner of reporting to support care decisions, manage costs, and identify trends.

EpicCare Link - Web-based application that connects community providers (referring physicians, post-acute facilities, physician support staff) with secure access to select patient information.

Haiku – EpicCare’s mobile app for the iphone and Droid. It gives providers secure and portable access to patient charts.

Healthy Planet Population Health – Application that provides a suite of reports, dashboard and workflow tools that allow Care Managers to manage patient populations in and apart from Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

MyChart – Secure online application that allows patients to schedule appointments, view medications and request refills, message their provider for advice, and record their own health data (such as blood pressure and glucose levels).


Other Terms & Acronyms

Ardent Standard – Our branded version of the Foundation System

Champions – Members of the Clinical Advisory Council and Physician Advisory Council who help communicate with clinical and medical staff regarding Epic

Credentialed Trainers – People Epic trains and allows to train others.

Foundation System – Epic’s standard system, which includes content and workflows based on the expertise and experience of the Epic community and the Epic staff.  

Process Readiness Owners – The “super SMEs” (see below) who have responsibility for Epic’s implementation in their functional area.

Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Provides input during the workflow and content review.

Super Users – Local “experts” who provide input related to their area.

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