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Epic Selects Health Data Integration Vendor for SaaS Offering

Epic has selected long-standing partner Lyniate as the health IT vendor for health data integration requirements within its new SaaS for independent medical groups.

Epic has selected health IT vendor Lyniate for health data integration requirements within Garden Plot, Epic’s new software-as-a-service (Saas) offering designed for independent medical groups.

The partnership builds upon two decades of collaboration and shared customers. In the past two years, more Epic customers have gone live with Lyniate than any other interface engine, and over 30 percent of Epic customers currently rely on a product from the health IT vendor.

“We are enthusiastic to continue our work with Epic in this new capacity,” Mike Barbour, senior vice president of sales at Lyniate, noted in a press release.

“Lyniate has a long and rich history of supporting private physician practices and ambulatory clinics, and we are proud to build on this history by enabling practices that choose Epic Garden Plot to connect with larger health systems with whom they share patients,” he added. “We look forward to working together to arm clinicians and patients with the data that they need.”

In a time when nearly half of US physicians work in independent medical groups, Garden Plot aims to streamline physician access to application-based EHR tools, including integrated products from Change Healthcare, OSG Billing Services, Surescripts, and Wolters Kluwer. Epic takes on the hosting, support, and ongoing configuration and rollout of updates so providers can focus on their patients.

The EHR vendor announced the launch of Garden Plot last month.

“We are excited to give more clinicians the opportunity to use Epic software,” said JP Heres, vice president of Garden Plot at Epic.

“Garden Plot gives small, independent groups access to Epic—the software and third parties they need, plus the strength of our interoperability network—with minimal overhead,” Heres said. “We take care of the heavy lifting so providers can concentrate on what they do best: caring for patients.”

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