Statement From UWMF Regarding the Dismissal of the IDX & Epic Lawsuit.Business Editors/Medical & Technology Writers
MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 29, 2002
The University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (UWMF UWMF University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation ) is very pleased that the dispute between IDX (IDX Systems Corporation, South Burlington, VT, www.idx.com) One of the largest health care information systems companies in the country, acquired in 2006 by GE Healthcare (www.gehealthcare.com), a unit of the General Electric Company. , Epic and UWMF has been dismissed. UWMF is happy to be able to redirect resources away from this matter so that our faculty physicians can more fully engage in the work of patient care, teaching students and developing new medical knowledge.
The legal proceedings All actions that are authorized or sanctioned by law and instituted in a court or a tribunal for the acquisition of rights or the enforcement of remedies. that have taken place since our choice of Epic as a vendor for our new Billing, Scheduling and Patient Management Systems have been complex and acrimonious. We have felt comfortable with our position throughout.
After a long and painstaking pains·tak·ing
Marked by or requiring great pains; very careful and diligent. See Synonyms at meticulous.
Extremely careful and diligent work or effort. process of due diligence Research; analysis; your homework. This term has caught on in all industries, because it sounds so "wired." Who would want to do analysis or research when they can do due diligence. See wired. , we chose Epic over IDX as our vendor. The implementation of the Epic system, now well under way, has gone smoothly and we are delighted with the support received from Epic. We remain extremely pleased with our decision; it is one we would make again without hesitation.
UWMF is the non-profit medical education and research organization that supports the clinical practices of the faculty physicians of the UW Medical School.