Judy Faulkner’s Epic Systems has grown explosively over the past decade. I thought it time to capture a few landscape images of Epic’s sprawling Verona, WI campus from nearby public roads (tap or click on the images above to view larger versions).
While certainly a fan of Epic’s growth, I am very disappointed that the most recent impetus has been driven by a significant federal “stimulus” tax credit:
Eligible professionals can receive up to $44,000 through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and up to $63,750 through the Medicaid EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program.
. This means that we get to pay twice, once via our ever increasing health insurance fees and second, via taxes. I am unaware of any other industry that has a substantial per person automation tax incentive.
Fiscal indulgences, indeed.
Epic’s growth has begun to attract attention, particularly around system interoperability and Faulkner’s presence as the only industry representative on a federal panel overseeing the $19 billion EHR stimulus incentive.
A few links:
- An Interview With The Most Powerful Woman In Health Care
- Epic Systems: Epic Tale
- An Epic Voyage
- Questions raised about Epic software – Kaiser official quits in flap on cost overruns Epic responds to critics of electronic record installation
- Epic has been involved in some political skirmishes as well.
- Epic Systems’ Tough Billionaire
- Epic’s website, Facebook flickr
- Epic diss: Verona health records company left out of new industry collaboration