Applied Epic vs. Epic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Applied Epic
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Applied Epic is a cloud-based insurance agency management system from Applied Systems, described as advanced and scalable by the vendor, with available integrations with many 3rd party applications.N/A
Epic
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Epic offers a suite of medical practice management and EHR software.N/A
Pricing
Applied EpicEpic
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Applied EpicEpic
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Applied EpicEpic
Billing and Claims Management
Comparison of Billing and Claims Management features of Product A and Product B
Applied Epic
-
Ratings
Epic
9.3
5 Ratings
16% above category average
Real-time eligibility verification00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Claims management00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Coding00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Patient billing00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Financial Reporting00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Patient Scheduling
Comparison of Patient Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Applied Epic
-
Ratings
Epic
8.8
5 Ratings
10% above category average
Rule-based scheduling00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Automated appointment reminders00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Automated patient check-in00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Multi-location support00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Calendar interface00 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Electronic Medical Records
Comparison of Electronic Medical Records features of Product A and Product B
Applied Epic
-
Ratings
Epic
9.1
5 Ratings
20% above category average
Charting / document management00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Templates00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Patient portal00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Mobile/tablet support00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Fax integration00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Integration with other EMR and PM systems00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Workflow automation00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Speech recognition00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Customization00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
E-prescribing00 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Medical Security and Privacy
Comparison of Medical Security and Privacy features of Product A and Product B
Applied Epic
-
Ratings
Epic
9.3
5 Ratings
10% above category average
HIPAA compliance00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Role-based permission levels00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Data backups and redundancy00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Local mode / networking failsafe00 Ratings9.45 Ratings
Workflow and Scale
Comparison of Workflow and Scale features of Product A and Product B
Applied Epic
-
Ratings
Epic
8.9
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Task tracking00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Specialty-specific workflows00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Applied EpicEpic
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athenaClinicals
Score 7.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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CareLogic EHR, by Qualifacts
CareLogic EHR, by Qualifacts
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises

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Allscripts Professional EHR
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Applied EpicEpic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.4
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Applied EpicEpic
Likelihood to Recommend
Applied Systems
[Applied] Epic is great for holding information but it does take time to enter data correctly if you want to be able to complete reports accurately[.]
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Epic
Epic is great to access from home or anywhere there is a wifi connection. It is very convenient for office or hospital employees. One time when it is not optimal is when I write a Certification of Terminal Illness for a hospice patient. I can never see it again. It drops off of Epic. I wish those notes would remain.
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Pros
Applied Systems
  • Account Management - I like the way the system organizes the data for each account. It is easy to search and find any client we are looking for and then once within that record, it is easy to navigate to the necessary policy or screen.
  • Task Management - once everyone was trained and on the same page, the ability to move tasks within the system from one person to the next really helps with the "passing the baton" from one team member to another. The task will come right up on the initial screen so the user knows they have something new to do.
  • Reporting - the system drives the majority of the reporting we do as an agency and it is great when working within the system.
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Epic
  • Interdisciplinary Communication: The care of patients improves when you are able to have the entire care team communicate with each other. Epic makes this process very easy by utilizing one chart for all physicians in the organizations. Care decisions and patient safety are greatly improved by seeing past decision making processes.
  • Patient Communication: With features like MyChart and Care Everywhere, Epic gives patients a great deal of control over their information. MyChart acts like a patient portal allowing them to see what their providers have to say, see lab results, make payments, and share information with their doctor all from a mobile device or computer. Having features like this allow the patient to take part in their care.
  • Improves Claim Efficiency: The way that Epic handles insurance claims is incredible. Claims are correct and double checked before they are sent to the insurance companies. This in turn, reduces the number of denials and improves the speed of payments.
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Cons
Applied Systems
  • Some of the questions in the applications are repetitive.
  • The manual is not especially user-friendly - our agency is working on a new one for easier navigation.
  • Better integration with our other software programs would be beneficial to our agency.
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Epic
  • Difficult to find what you need.
  • Almost impossible to correct mistakes.
  • Multiple screens must be navigated to get to what you want.
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Usability
Applied Systems
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Epic
You should invest time into taking a training class before using Epic, but once you get the hang of it the usability features are endless! My favorite part about Epic is how it is automated and "trained" to catch user errors that would typically be missed in normal documentation/charting. This ensures accuracy and eliminates errors.
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Support Rating
Applied Systems
I have not necessarily used support from Applied Epic directly, but have gone to my trainer who has gone to support. I am usually able to get an answer relatively quickly, so I can assume the support team is very knowledgeable and prompt with their help.
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Epic
A dedicated support staff for each module/area is provided by Epic. This is beneficial for points of contact, however, not all support staff are created equal, and there seems to be high turnover in these roles(staff seems to turn over every 1-2 years). This can make it challenging for continuity and quick support resolution as new staff are not as familiar with organization-specific needs, environments, and/or questions.
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Alternatives Considered
Applied Systems
I think it's much easier to use applied epic then TAM. More user-friendly and more intuitive. I feel Applied Epic is a much more productive solution.
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Epic
Epic gives extensive customization options in terms of utility and view. I have found this to be highly useful and efficient EHR as compared to other EHRs we use in our organization.
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Return on Investment
Applied Systems
  • Positive - ease of login/home screen.
  • Positive - ease of search tool.
  • Positive - financial reports.
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Epic
  • It must have had a positive impact as things get done quicker, leading to easier billing/coding. It must be saving a lot of money and time. I am not aware of a better product.
  • Employee satisfaction
  • Efficiency
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