Epic refutes Mother Jones' accusations on lack of interoperability

Electronic health record vendor Epic Systems has written a letter to the editor of Mother Jones magazine refuting statements made in a story published by the latter about Epic products' lack of interoperability with other EHR systems, according to Becker's Health IT & CIO Review.

Peter DeVault, Epic's vice president of interoperability, wrote that the Mother Jones article lambasting the vendor for hindering data sharing was based on misinformation that has been discredited and unsubstantiated. He pointed to studies and other evidence that Epic actually has good interoperability ratings. DeVault also took exception to the magazine's disparagement of Epic's "Do good. Have fun. Make money" motto. The magazine had accused the vendor of focusing only on the last two provisions and giving the "do good" short shrift. Article