Digital Healthcare Players Set to Profit From Epic’s Open Platform

By April 10, 2015NEWS

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Epic Systems decision to create an open source third-party platform for diversified healthcare applications is the biggest development in the healthcare industry in years, said Steve Krupa, senior managing member at healthcare venture capital firm Psilos Group. Krupa added that the new Epic platform will enable independent developers around the world to write a huge array of healthcare applications which will be linked to the Epic database, which until now has been mostly a closed system. Finally, Krupa said Epic’s publicly traded competitors like Allscripts, Cerner and Athena Health, will likely follow Epic’s lead and develop similar open source software because the opportunity is too big to ignore.