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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

Advocating & Caring: Epiphany Healthcare Observes National Health Center Week

Posted by Shannon Richter on August 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM

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Epiphany Healthcare prides itself on improving workflow efficiency for healthcare organizations.  Epiphany provides these organizations one software solution that manages all their different diagnostic tests.  Cardio Server allows doctors to access their ECG data and other diagnostic test results from anywhere in the healthcare organization, office, or home including smart devices.  This solution streamlines the nurse-to-doctor communication and gets results to patients sooner.

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Health Centers are among the healthcare organizations that Epiphany helps to provide the best workflow solutions for.  Health Centers are non-profits that work toward the mission of serving to improve the health of patients in the community in which they live.

What is National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week is the time that is designated annually to recognize and bring awareness to America's Health Centers and the mission that drives them.  They provide necessary healthcare in the communities that need them most.  Their doors are open to virtually everyone.  They not only provide primary care to millions of patients but try to find solutions for the main health concerns within their community.

 Why Observe National Health Center Week

The people that work for Health Centers are on the front lines with bleeding hearts of hope and health for all each day.  Community health workers wear many more hats than simply assisting with healthcare needs.  They have many roles and are heroes of healthcare to people that otherwise have barriers to healthcare.  America’s Health Centers and their heroes should be recognized for the great work that they do.

How to Observe National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week in 2018 is Sunday, August 12th through Saturday, August 18th.  Each day has its own focus to celebrate, such as Children’s Health Day and Healthcare for the Homeless Day.  The National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network are inviting everyone to celebrate these Health Centers and the heroes that work for them by participating in one or more of these designated days.  According to the National Health Center Week website, these are the focuses for each day.

 

Sunday, 8/12: Legislative Appreciation Day

Monday, 8/13: Honoring Health Center Heroes

Tuesday, 8/14: Public Housing Health Centers Day

Wednesday 8/15: Healthcare for the Homeless Day

Thursday, 8/16: Agricultural Worker Health Day

Friday, 8/17: Patient Appreciation Day

Saturday, 8/18: Children’s Health Day

 

If the focus days do not hit home with you or you’d like to show your appreciation to your community’s Health Center heroes in another way this week, by all means please do so.  Shout out to your Health Center heroes this week and show them some love.  Epiphany wishes all of our Health Center organizations and their staff a happy National Health Center Week.

 Help Your Healthcare Heroes Become Workflow Heroes

 

Topics: HealthIT, EKG management, ECG results, Healthcare Communication, Healthcare Technology, device integration, managing diagnostic test results

How IT Advancements Such as ECG Management Enhance Healthcare Communication

Posted by Allison Fawber on June 21, 2017 at 7:07 AM

 

All industry sectors work hard to keep up with a constant onslaught of technological advancements. In healthcare, technology innovation has led to some miraculous discoveries; indeed, the industry barely resembles what was perceived as cutting-edge care only a few decades ago.

Of course, the advancements that generate the most buzz are directly related to patient diagnostics and treatment. New drugs, imaging technologies, or surgical devices often make international news. But on the inside, for the medical personnel that move mountains to provide best-in-class patient care every day, innovation in healthcare communication is perhaps even more revolutionary.

Software Has Changed the Way We Communicate

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In the modern hospital, communication platforms are the most-accessed, most universally necessary, and arguably most important infrastructural elements. No number of high-tech surgical devices or fantastically skilled staff members can solve modern medical problems if they can’t talk to each other. That communication needs to be fast, reliable, secure, and comprehensive.

Cardio Server, Epiphany’s web-based ECG management software, is hardware independent, which means that your network, your servers, and your domains remain untouched. The application gives healthcare providers access to instant communication regardless of time, distance, or device. And, since we are compatible with over one hundred devices from a variety of vendors, Cardio Server helps your organization become more interoperable.

 “Effectiveness” is Measurable

Using metrics to help determine what makes communication “effective” takes the guesswork out of software upgrades and allows hospitals to quickly see the value in healthcare-technology advancements. How long does it take to access ECG data and how many individuals access that day each day, each month, and each year? How is that data entered and how long does it take to enter? Is data entered once or multiple times? To determine whether your ECG communication is effective, first answer these questions; then consider whether there is room for improvement. What about cost savings based on wasted resources? How often is data keyed inaccurately? How often is data lost entirely? Epiphany has tools in place to offer you a free workflow analysis, which allows you to analyze your processes to see where improvements might be necessary.

Additionally, Cardio Server’s platform contains an extensive reporting package that allows you to analyze your data. The report functionality can help with administrative needs, billing needs, or help determine workflow efficiency.

Cost is Practical

When a healthcare organization can leverage its current devices and infrastructure and use one software program to manage all of their different diagnostic modality tests, the result is outstanding financial return on investment.

ECG management has been available in the industry for over thirty­‐five years. Until now, it has been both expensive and limited to certain acquisition devices. Implementing ECG management generates significant clinical benefits for patients and dramatic cost savings for your facility. 

Patients receive better care when ECG management is coordinated between departments in the hospital. ECG management streamlines procedures in the Operating Room and Cardiology Department, but its life-saving benefits are most profound in the Emergency Department.

Financial benefits include saving at least $7.00 per exam for resting ECG tests. ECG management eliminates the costs of all those “chart pulls” that consume staff time and facility materials.

It is Time to Modernize

ECG management software has changed the way we communicate, helps analyze processes, and results in outstanding financial ROI. Break down the barriers to productivity in your organization and learn more about Epiphany’s Cardio Server ECG Management system today.

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Topics: ECG Data Management, Healthcare industry, ECG, EKG management, Healthcare Communication, Healthcare Technology, ecg management software

7-Year Streak: Epiphany Healthcare Again Ranked Number One in ECG Data Management Software by KLAS

Posted by Lisa Wolfenbarger on February 8, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Epiphany Healthcare is delighted to announce that Cardio Server was again named “KLAS Category Leader” for ECG Data Management in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report.

This year’s award marks the seventh sequential year that Epiphany’s Cardio Server has been named number one by KLAS. The KLAS report recognizes the software and service organizations that excel in helping providers deliver better patient care. 

Hearing that we are the KLAS Category Leader for the seventh year is an exciting moment for the Epiphany teams,” states Kelli Sudduth, VP of Professional Services at Epiphany. “Customer service is one of our most important goals as a company; this award reinforces how we continue to progress each year. We work every day to ensure the highest level of service to each customer. Whether a client is a community hospital or in a large IDN market, each one is important to us and managed as such. This recognition is a true representation of the company’s commitment to our customers.”

Cardio Server outscored GE MUSE as 2015/2016 Category Leader for ECG Data Management Solutions.

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“2015/2016 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services,” January 2016. © 2016 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.  www.KLASresearch.com.

Steve Fetrow, VP of Engineering at Epiphany had this to say when he heard the news: “Seven years as a KLAS Category Leader is an incredible honor. But we really have to thank our customers for being the inspiration for all that we have accomplished. Since founding the company twelve years ago, we have listened carefully to customers as they described problems handling test results. Those pain points became product ideas for 15 different diagnostic tests and vendors. Today we are being honored for ECG Management, but there is so much more.”

About Cardio Server:

Epiphany’s Cardio Server is a web-based management system that receives, manages, and exports diagnostic test results to the EHR. Cardio Server is vendor-neutral and communicates with over 125 devices from over 45 vendors. Physicians access and edit ECG and other diagnostic test results from anywhere with a standard web browser. Cardio Server provides easier integration since it accepts data from 15 different modality types such as PFT, stress, Holter, patient monitors, and more. Since Epiphany consolidates individual device interfaces to the EHR, Cardio Server is also a cost-effective solution.

About Epiphany Healthcare:

Epiphany Healthcare simplifies diverse clinical workflow using one consolidated EHR interface. Since Epiphany's Cardio Server is an ideal solution for integrated delivery networks, the number of installations has nearly tripled since Epiphany received their first KLAS award in 2009. Now with over 700 hospital customers in the US and abroad, Epiphany is committed to serving its customers’ needs through product innovation, the delivery of exceptional service, and an unwavering dedication to interoperability. Discover why Epiphany is the preferred provider when managing multi-vendor, multi-modality diagnostic test data.

About KLAS:CL_logo_2015.png

KLAS is a research and insights firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by amplifying the provider's voice.  Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data and insights on software, services, and medical equipment to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

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Topics: Cardio Server, KLAS Category Leader, KLAS Research, ECG Data Management, diagnostic test result, EKG management, Best in KLAS

A 300-Bed Hospital in South Texas Improves Efficiency with Epiphany

Posted by Allison Fawber on November 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

A 300-bed hospital in South Texas implemented Epiphany's Cardio Server five years ago. They are managing their ECG and Holter studies with Epiphany.

An administrator at the hospital shed some light on how Epiphany has improved her organization's workflow. Before implementing Epiphany, she recalled, "we were totally dependent on the Medical Records Department for copies of old EKGs. We averaged 800 EKGs monthly. Holter reports were also kept in Medical Records and hand-written interpretations were copied and kept in our department."

[After implementing Cardio Server], “we are now able to retrieve, view, or print any EKG or Holter study without having to depend on the Medical Records Department. We now average about 1,200 EKGs monthly," she added. “If I could tell other hospital organizations one thing about how Epiphany has helped us, it would be that having the capability of retrieving any EKG or Holter from Epiphany has been a great time saver and has made us much more efficient.”

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With Epiphany’s Cardio Server, users can access and edit diagnostic data from anywhere in the hospital, office, or home using a standard web browser. Cardio Server is such an intuitive application that physicians and other users can be trained on the system in 15 minutes.

Epiphany Healthcare is on mission to simplify diverse clinical workflow for healthcare organizations worldwide. With over 600 hospital customers in the US and abroad, Epiphany is committed to serving its customers' needs through product innovation and the delivery of exceptional service. Discover why Epiphany is preferred when managing multi-vendor, multi-modality diagnostic test data.

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Topics: Epiphany customers, ECG management, Improved Efficiency, EKG management

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