Earlier this year, Epic launched its new Connection Hub, a place for vendors to share their ability to interoperate with the company’s software. Now boasting more than 500 apps, this repository replaced the App Orchard, which was established in 2017 but is undergoing renovations and expected to relaunch later this year.
Many of the applications included in Epic’s Connections Hub supply hospitals, health systems and other providers with access to a variety of products and services to boost their clinical and financial operations. To provide you with an overview of this app collection, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorites because of their impact on patients and providers alike.
Trouble accessing healthcare is not unusual in the United States. That’s why providers who take into account social determinants of health (SDOH) have a better chance of engaging with patients who otherwise wouldn’t be able to access care.
This innovative app created by the United Way of Wisconsin enables providers to connect their patients to critical healthcare services. It works by using a community resource database that matches complex service categories to SDOH.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly 33,500 pediatricians in America responsible for millions of patient visits annually. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers this app that places the pediatric patient education content directly into pediatricians’ clinical workflow. It consists of more than 1,000 patient education handouts, covering everything from well-care checkups and vaccination support to acute care follow-up.
This AAP app enables pediatricians to assign handouts based on a patient’s problem list or search for education resources based on the patient’s needs. These resources are then added to the patient’s MyChart account for anytime digital access.
There are more than 20,000 prescription drug products approved for marketing in the U.S. Each year, more than four billion prescriptions are dispensed. Designed to enable patients to view the best price and pharmacy for their prescriptions from within their MyChart patient portal, the CoverMyMeds real-time price comparison tool also allows them to view prior authorization status on medications they’ve been prescribed.
This virtual care solution for mental health helps healthcare providers connect to the company’s platform through Epic EHR to deliver on-demand digital therapeutic care to patients. The goal of this app is to improve outcomes, increase access, scale support and reduce costs.
SilverCloud is part of Amwell’s Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program, which provides healthcare organizations with the ability to offer virtual therapy and psychiatry, coaching and digital mental health programs. UnityPoint Health in Iowa was the first health system to integrate SilverCloud into its EHR.
Designed for caregivers, this app was created by Helpful, a company whose goal is to make the lives of those caring for loved ones easier by automating and eliminating unnecessary steps. On the app, a patient’s benefits are automatically displayed in an accessible and easy-to-understand format. This clarifies the types of services covered, deductibles, co-pays and how to redeem a loved one’s benefits.
Created by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases to collect data for clinical research studies. It provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages as well as a built-in project calendar, scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools and other features.
Publications from the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) are widely recognized as the authoritative guides for cancer staging information. This AJCC app provides clinicians with access to the latest and most comprehensive staging guidelines when diagnosing and planning treatment for a patient’s cancer.
Roughly 37.3 million Americans — about 1 in 10— have diabetes. When not managed well, high levels of blood sugar can cause serious health problems, such as kidney and heart disease and vision loss. This app uses an insulin dosing decision support algorithm to help clinicians personalize IV and SubQ insulin dosing for patients with and without diabetes across the continuum of care.
Approximately 3.4 million people nationwide — and more than 65 million globally — have active epilepsy. This app offers tools that enable these individuals to create personalized reports of logged seizure activity and medication history that can be easily shared with their medical team and accessed within Epic
There are numerous languages spoken in the U.S. When patients can’t adequately communicate with their provider, it creates a barrier to quality healthcare. The LanguageLine app allows healthcare providers to engage live professional medical interpreters on demand, 24/7 in video or audio in more than 240 languages to effectively communicate with patients and their families.
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