IllumiCare, a pioneer in point-of-care healthcare information technology, announces today integrations with multiple health systems using the Epic electronic medical record (EMR). IllumiCare’s Smart Ribbon® technology currently runs in 22 hospitals using Epic, with additional facilities being added.
IllumiCare offers an EMR-agnostic ribbon of information that unobtrusively puts the wholesale cost of medications, labs and radiology tests, iatrogenic risks, and other actionable information within a provider’s EMR workflow. This empowers clinicians to practice more clinically efficient medicine, while also being better stewards of hospital and patient resources. For example, the Smart Ribbon shows not just how much radiology tests cost, but also the cumulative amount of medical radiation exposure to that patient and the associated cancer risk. The Smart Ribbon displays different information based on context and user.
In its continuing effort to make the implementation of health IT solutions easier, IllumiCare worked with Epic’s App Orchard team and used existing integration protocols to allow the IllumiCare Smart Ribbon to run seamlessly alongside the EMR. The integration was stress tested with many users on one server – all simultaneously logging on, performing functions and logging off. Tests showed less than 1 percent of CPU usage across all users on the test server, between one to two percent memory utilization and no adverse impact on load times.
“We care deeply about providing our customers with products that make a difference in the care they deliver,” said G.T. LaBorde, CEO of IllumiCare. “We are thankful for the opportunity to work with Epic to increase access to actionable data that decreases variation and overutilization in the healthcare system.”