It had been brought to my attention that the standard electronic health record (EHR) software product of Epic Systems Corporation did not permit medical assistants to enter orders into it unless the software was specially customized.
Yesterday I spoke with Stirling Martin, senior vice president of Epic. He informed me that Epic’s EHR product allows users to configure the authorizations to enter data as they think best. Mr. Martin assured me that Epic’s software permits medical assistants to enter orders into it if the user authorizations are set up properly.
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