By Interface Type

IHE Profiles

IHE, or Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, coordinates the use of many different standards by layering on the context of healthcare delivery. You can learn more from IHE.

Epic maintains a set of IHE Integration statements for these profiles. If you are looking to see which technical options in each profile that Epic supports, see Epic’s integration statements.

Research Study Management and Enrollment read the specRead the technical specs

These interfaces integrate with an external Clinical Research Management system to facilitate research workflows. Current functionality can create or update research study records, associate patients to a study, update the patient's enrollment status in the study, and receive study billing grid information. These interfaces follow the IHE - Retrieve Protocol for Execution (RPE) implementation, IHE - Clinical Research Process Content Profile (CRPC), HL7 Study Participation, and HL7 Study Design.
Current integrations include...
  • Bio-Optronics
  • Click Commerce
  • DDOTS
  • Forte Research Systems
  • IBM
  • MDLogix
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Oracle
  • SignalPath
  • UAMS
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Velos

Outgoing Cancer Reporting

Allows organizations using Epic's oncology software, Beacon, to meet the Meaningful Use objective to send cancer case information to cancer registries. Additional fees might apply for uses other than connecting to public health cancer registries for public health cancer reporting or clinical trials forms submissions.
Current integrations include...
  • IBM
  • Kansas Health Information Network
  • Kentucky Health Information Exchange
  • South Dakota Department of Health

Outgoing Birth Registry Reporting read the specRead the technical specs

Generates a document that meets the IHE PCC specifications. From Stork, Epic's labor and delivery module, it generates a Labor and Delivery Summary XML document containing the national information necessary for electronic birth certificate submissions. Stork is required. A license for outgoing birth registry reporting is required. Additional fees might apply for uses other than connecting to a vital records birth registry for vital records birth reporting or clinical trials forms submission.

Incoming Patient Discovery

In this scenario, an external system has a patient that it is attempting to match in an Epic system. The external system sends a subset of patient demographics and if Care Everywhere can find a unique high-confidence match, it returns the matching patient. Care Everywhere implements all transactions required in the IHE Technical Framework to support the IHE Cross-Community Patient Discovery Profile as a Responding Gateway.

Outgoing Patient Discovery

In this scenario, a patient presents to an Epic system, and a user needs to match the patient in an external system. Care Everywhere sends a subset of patient demographics to the external system, which responds with the patient who matches the query. Care Everywhere confirms the match, usually through the user, and then report back the user's actions. Care Everywhere implements all transactions required in the IHE Technical Framework to support the IHE Cross-Community Patient Discovery Profile as an Initiating Gateway.

Implantable Device - Cardiac read the specRead the technical specs

Epic's cardiology software implements IHE's Implantable Device - Cardiac - Observation Profile as an Implantable Device - Cardiac - Consumer. It supports the OBX - Encapsulated PDF or Ref Pointer option and the PV1 - Patient Visit option.

Incoming Medical Device Waveforms Interface read the specRead the technical specs

The Epic Monitor can receive streaming waveform data from device and middleware vendors for displaying in the Waveform widget in the Epic Monitor.

Cross Community Access (XCA) read the specRead the technical specs

The process of exchanging clinical documents is handled through a series of messages exchanged via standards-based SOAP Web services. Because organizations that use Epic software are often the size of regional HIEs themselves, interoperability with the Epic EMR requires no centralized infrastructure. Instead, the EMR acts as a document repository itself for point-to-point queries. Specifically, the EMR supports IHE XCA and IHE XDS.b Query-Response.
Current integrations include...
  • ACS/Xerox
  • Agilex
  • Allscripts
  • Apenimed
  • Athena
  • Caradigm
  • Care Evolution
  • Cerner, Cerner HIE
  • Certify
  • CodoniX
  • Coldwater
  • CONNECT (DoD, VA, SSA)
  • Covisint
  • eClinicalWorks
  • eHealth Data Solutions
  • dbMotion
  • GE
  • Greenway
  • Harris
  • ICA
  • Intersystems
  • Inpriva
  • Magellan
  • MDI Achieve
  • MedFx
  • Medicity
  • MEDITECH
  • Mirth
  • MobileMD
  • NetSmart
  • NextGen
  • No More Clipboard
  • Optum Insight (Axolotl)
  • Orion
  • Qvera

Sending Clinical Documents (Direct) read the specRead the technical specs

Epic's EMR supports document exchange via the Direct protocol. Documents sent from an Epic EMR via Direct follow the XDR/XDM option, in which structured documents are sent in the message with structured metadata. Similarly, Epic receives structured documents to file to the appropriate chart. External provider directories containing Direct addresses can be imported into the Epic EHR using a standard format. While Epic software supports the full SMTP+S/MIME stack, organizations using Epic can alternatively choose to delegate duties to an external HISP. Providers use the EHR to push data using Direct, and patients can use their portal to send structured clinical summaries to any arbitrary Direct endpoint with which the organization has established trust.
Current integrations include...
  • DataMotion
  • ehrDocs
  • MaxMD
  • MedAllies
  • Medicity
  • SureScripts

Closing Referral Loop read the specRead the technical specs

To facilitate closing the loop on referrals so referring providers can be kept up to date on the treatment received by their patients, Epic supports additional elements within Direct messaging using the XDR transport method. These additional elements indicate Direct messages which include a specialist report generated during the care of a patient who has been referred to an organization outside their primary care organization.