Why now? Why Epic?

The goal of the Epic@UNC project is to develop a system with "one patient ID, one problem list, one medication list, and one bill" for each patient at all UNC Health locations.

It is increasingly critical to have one integrated suite of clinical and financial products that provide coordinated, real-time data for our patients, providers and outside parties. This will save time for our patients and providers while offering better data for our caregivers and researchers.

Our next milestone is Go-Live #8, scheduled for May 15, 2021 at UNC Lenoir Health Care and UNC Rockingham Health Care.

With eight hospitals (Caldwell, Chatham, Johnston, Nash, Pardee, UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, and Wayne) and more than 800 clinics already using Epic@UNC, we also remain focused on improving the experience and efficiency of the system for our providers and staff to ensure the best possible care for our patients.

Epic@UNC is a large investment in the future of UNC Health and the future of all North Carolinians. We believe it will serve as the foundation of a strong UNC Health for decades to come.

Background on Epic

Epic was founded in 1979 and remains a private and employee-owned company. Epic develops, installs and supports its applications in-house. Epic's leadership team includes clinicians, developers and process experts – people deeply experienced in patient care and healthcare technology. Learn more at http://epic.com.