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Cardio Server: Your IDN's Enterprise-Wide Solution!

Posted by Shannon Richter on May 8, 2019 at 1:23 PM

Imagine using one software program to manage all the different cardio-pulmonary diagnostic tests in your organization from multiple hospital facilities. Epiphany’s Cardio Server simplifies clinical workflow by working with your current devices, electronic medical records (EMRs), and unique challenges.

Are you thinking about implementing an enterprise-wide healthcare IT solution? Epiphany has helped many enterprise hospital systems consolidate multiple ECG management systems and migrate legacy ECG data into Cardio Server. For example, Hospital Sisters Health System is a multi-institutional health care system comprised of 13 hospitals in 12 communities that chose Epiphany for their Enterprise ECG Management System. Indeed, many IDNs use Cardio Server as their workflow solution.

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Maximize Your ECG Management System

Cardio Server is scalable and flexible. It can manage multi-modality, multi-vendor integrations within your enterprise. It has comprehensive HL7 messaging. Cardio Server supports multiple EMRs from different sites integrated through one single solution.  Epiphany communicates with all major EMRs, including:

Affinity

Clinview

HMS

NextGen

Vista

Allscripts

CPSI

Iatric

Opus

Siemens

Athena

eClinical

Keane

Prognosis

Meditech

Centricity

Eclipsys

McKesson

Pulse

Heartland

Cerner

Epic

Medhost

Quadramed

ChartMaxx

 

Easily Migrate To Cardio Server

For hospitals with an existing ECG management system, Epiphany can migrate your legacy data into Cardio Server.  Epiphany extracts ECGs from the source management system, processes the data, and then loads the processed ECGs into Cardio Server. After migration, you have full functionality on legacy data including serial comparison and calipers.

Beyond migration of legacy data, Cardio Server supports multiple time zones for enterprises that extend beyond a single region. It has flexible patient identification criteria for multi-sites lacking enterprise-wide, unique patient IDs. It can also be configured to link orders for inpatient procedures. Cardio Server can reside on your infrastructure and is compatible with your backup and virus protection plans. It is also completely nonproprietary when working with diagnostic devices.

Epiphany makes it easy to start using Cardio Server. When you pair that with Epiphany’s commitment to exceptional customer service, Cardio Server is an ideal enterprise solution for IDNs. Epiphany believes that interoperability in healthcare leads to better patient care.

 

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Topics: ECG management system, Workflow Problems, clinical workflow improvement, enterprise Cardio Server

Same Great System Now Conveniently in the Cloud!

Posted by Russ DeRemer on January 23, 2019 at 4:38 PM

Epiphany has been heavily vested in cloud computing for many years. Research and development, customer support, HR, payroll, employee benefits, document control, and our Quality System all reside in the cloud. Most businesses, outside of medicine, routinely maintain the majority of their infrastructure in the Cloud.

From Help Net Security, 07.16.2018: “86% of enterprises have adopted a multi-cloud strategy.”

Epiphany is confident that the time has come to take advantage of the cloud to manage your ECG and other clinical data.

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Recent articles discussing hospitals moving to the cloud include:

Cloud Decision Center, 07.26.2018: Exploring the Strategic Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

HIMSS Learning Center, 08.14.2018: Leveraging Cloud to Revolutionize Health IT…

HIMSS Learning Center, 06.21.2018: HIPAA Cloud Services: Run Healthcare Workloads in the Oracle Cloud

Cloud Decision Center, 06.14.2018: EHRs in the Cloud: why smaller healthcare providers are making the leap

HIMSS Learning Center, 04.28.2018: Enabling Innovation in Healthcare Through Technology…

Cloud Decision Center, 04.10.2018: Healthcare specialties find efficiencies and more in the Cloud


The cloud allows us to think about a new way to solve version-control issues. Instead of waiting for major upgrades, we will frequently patch systems with smaller security and feature updates. With the hospital’s agreement, Epiphany will commit to maintaining all of our interfaces and exports without modifications. Each patch will include documentation on the improvements. This commitment will allow hospitals to keep their system current without expensive upgrade projects.


Take advantage of the following financial benefits by moving to Epiphany Cloud Services:

• Operating budget vs. capital budget

• Reduced implementation and start-up costs

• Lower five-year lifecycle costs


Reduce your IT footprint and its responsibilities by moving the following to the cloud:

• Single-tenancy servers and data storage

• High-availability virtual environment to minimize down time

• Epiphany production and test environments

• Secure business-to-business encrypted virtual private network (VPN)

• Cyber security, malware, and virus protection

• Third-party operating systems, patches, and upgrades

• Backup and disaster recovery


Additional significant value-added capabilities from Epiphany Cloud Services:

Cardio Server Mobile included

• Proactive system monitoring to catch failures before they happen

• Frequent Epiphany software and security updates and patches

• Annual backup and disaster recovery technology testing

• Annual software version penetration testing

Contact Epiphany at (804) 744-8931 to learn more about   Epiphany Cloud Services.

 

Topics: ECG management, ECG management system, EKG management, managing diagnostic test results, Epiphany Cloud Services

Epiphany Helps Transform Healthcare with New Mobile Technology

Posted by Shannon Richter on January 4, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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MIDLOTHIAN, VA, January 4, 2019 – With the mission to simplify the collection and management of diagnostic test results, Epiphany Healthcare is excited to announce its new mobile platform, Cardio Server Mobile.   This new responsive web technology enables providers to access and edit ECG data from anywhere with iOS devices.

Cardio Server Mobile is designed for and supports iOS smart devices, which makes it responsive and easy to use. Information is secure with no patient data remaining on the device after the Web session is ended.  

Steve Fetrow, VP of Engineering at Epiphany had this to say about Cardio Server Mobile, "Security and potential HIPAA violations were a key driver for the development of Cardio Server mobile.   Customers described how the medical staff used their smartphones creatively to handle emergent cardiac issues. They would photograph 12-lead ECGs and insecurely message the image to physicians for an emergency overread.  Cardio Server Mobile can reduce the risk of HIPAA violations by securely displaying the diagnostic quality ECG and provide access to previous ECGs on any authorized user's iPhone or iPad."

About Cardio Server:

Epiphany’s Cardio Server is a cost-effective, web-based management system that receives, manages, and exports diagnostic test results to the EHR. Cardio Server is vendor-neutral and communicates with over 260 devices from over 80 vendors. Cardio Server provides easier integration since it accepts data from 23 different modality types such as PFT, stress, Holter, patient monitors, and more.

About Epiphany Healthcare:

With over 900 hospital customers worldwide, Epiphany Healthcare is committed to serving its customers’ needs through product innovation, the delivery of exceptional service, and an unwavering dedication to improving clinical workflow. Discover why Epiphany is the preferred provider when managing multi-vendor, multi-modality diagnostic test data. For more information, please visit http://www.epiphanyhealthdata.com, follow Epiphany on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EpiphanyHealthcare/) Twitter (@epiphhealth), or Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/company/epiphany-healthcare).

 

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Topics: ECG management system, Workflow Problems, Mobile ECGs, Mobile Healthcare Applications

ECG Management Buyer’s Guide 1: Support, Training, & Upgrades

Posted by Allison Fawber on April 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM

As your existing ECG management system nears its end of life (e.g., running on Windows Server 2003) or as your hospital evaluates ECG management for the first time (e.g., paper-based ECG storage exists now), there are critical topics to consider. Epiphany Healthcare’s principals have been working with cardiology software for most of our professional lives. As people with years of experience, we often find hidden costs in competitive quotations. These hidden costs break out into key topics. Ignoring these topics could lead to pitfalls in your selection process. Enclosed are seven pitfalls you want to avoid.

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  1. Warranty: In order to lower a quotation’s total, competitive manufacturers often quote the first year of support as “Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.” Epiphany believes ECG management is a mission-critical application. As a mission-critical application, support during normal business hours is inadequate and poses a potential risk to patients.
    Epiphany only offers “platinum style” 24/7/365 support for this mission-critical application. 
    download Support Documents 
  1. Post-warranty contracts—hours: Following in this same pattern, post-warranty contracts are often quoted with normal-business hours’ support to minimize your perceived lifecycle costs.
    Epiphany provides a tool to help you analyze project lifecycle costs.
    download Lifecycle Analysis Tool
  1. Post-warranty contracts—pricing: Pricing for post-warranty contracts are generally based on the list price and not the discounted purchase price. Customers who receive a 40% discount on a list-price project of $150,000 are often shocked to find that 24/7/365, “platinum style” post-warranty support agreements are over $30,000 annually for a system that only cost $90,000.
    The annual support from Epiphany for a typical $90,000 system is about $10,000.

  2. Support-quote prices are not firm: We find that support-quote prices are sometimes deliberately quoted lower than the actual, final support costs with a disclaimer noting that, “This quotation is an estimate and the final price may be different.”
    Support quotes from Epiphany are firm.
  1. Inadequate training days: In order to keep the price down, we hear that projects are quoted with little or no in-service training anticipating that during implementation, the competitive vendor’s Project Management team will decide how much training is required. This practice adds unanticipated costs to the discounted project.
    Epiphany includes the necessary days for in-service training in our proposals.

  2. Travel, room, and meals invoiced separately: Another hidden cost occurs when on-site in-service training is quoted without including travel, room, and meal expenses. This, again, increases the actual project costs.
    Training costs from Epiphany always include travel, room, and meals.

  3. Version upgrades approximate the expense of the original system:  Lifecycle costs are underestimated when your expectations are that version upgrades are included in the post-warranty support agreement and, instead, the vendor’s intention is to charge for the next major version.
    All upgrades are included in Epiphany’s support agreement. Beyond third-party applications (i.e., Windows Server 2008/2012) and professional services for our labor, you only buy our software modules once.

It is reasonable to expect that proposed solutions show all anticipated costs in a transparent manner and that mission-critical applications be supported 24/7/365. Epiphany’s “Category Leader” recognition by KLAS confirms our straightforward commitment to your project.

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Topics: Discounted Healthcare IT Projects, healthcare IT, ECG management, ECG management system, Buyers Guide

Epiphany Healthcare Added 117 New Hospital Customers in 2014!

Posted by Russ DeRemer on March 10, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Competitive ECG Management System Replacements

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Epiphany added 117 new customers in 2014, establishing Epiphany as the leader in new-system sales in the hospital ECG Management market. Just in 2014, Epiphany migrated 72 GE MUSE customers, 14 Philips TraceMaster customers, and 11 Mortara Pyramis customers over to Cardio Server. 

Have a Look at Epiphany: 

Many hospitals upgrade legacy ECG Management systems without looking at alternatives. What have our new customers learned that would cause them to select Epiphany?

  • Epiphany has advantages managing clinical data from many different vendors and modalities
  • Lifecycle costs are lower with less expensive support agreements that include software upgrades
  • Epiphany can digitally migrate your legacy ECG data into Cardio Server
  • KLAS has ranked Epiphany as “Category Leader” for 6 years in a row
  • Epiphany has expertise managing clinical data and complex workflows in enterprise systems with multiple hospitals (IDNs). These accounts often have a mix of differing vendors’ ECG Management systems, cardiographs, and other devices.
Sign up for a free demonstration or request a complimentary workflow analysis for more information.Let Epiphany Help Solve Your Workflow Challenges

Topics: Cardio Server, Epiphany Healthcare, ECG management, ECG management system, Philips TraceMaster, Mortara Pyramis, GE Muse

12 Questions to Determine How "Open" ECG Management Vendors Are

Posted by Russ DeRemer on June 24, 2014 at 4:51 PM

From the President’s Desk:

As more vendors open their ECG Management systems to support modality worklists to third-party cardiographs, there are questions you may want to ask to determine how “open” their systems really are.

Does the vendor provide the same functionality for third-party cardiograph ECG data as they do for their own? Epiphany does not sell devices and treats all vendors’ ECG data equally.

Do the ECGs from third-party vendors support: 

  1. Serial comparison reporting?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor?
     
  2. Electronic calipers and re-measuring intervals (e.g.,STEMI and QTc)?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor?
     
  3. Reformatting ECG layout?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor?
     
  4. Changing the rhythm strip?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor?
     
  5. Adjusting the gain?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor?
     
  6. Modifying filters?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor?
     
  7. Viewing at a 50mm sweep speed?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor?
     
  8. Removing pacemaker artifacts?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor? 
     
  9. Do these capabilities apply to legacy data that has been migrated?
    Epiphany - Yes                                        Vendor?
     
  10. Is the modality worklist functionality embedded in the system? (rather than provided by a third-party vendor)
    Epiphany - Yes, embedded                       Vendor?
     
  11. Who provides support for the modality worklist technology?
    Supported by Epiphany                            Vendor?
     
  12. Does the modality worklist functionality require additional server technology?      
    Epiphany - No                                         Vendor?

Epiphany is committed to promoting open systems and interoperability. Discover why Epiphany is preferred when choosing an ECG management vendor that supports modality worklists.

  

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Topics: interoperability, legacy ECG data, modality worklist, ECG management system, ECG data, interoperable

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