Epic Research Informatics

We help plan and build new features in Epic to accomplish your research goals.

Epic has been live at UNC since April 4, 2014, and offers lots of new ways for researchers to collect and retrieve clinical research data both in and outside of the clinic. Some of the research possibilities in Epic include:

  • MyChart questionnaires. Send questionnaires to patients via MyChart to collect new data from the patient perspective.
  • SmartForms, Flowsheets and other custom data collection tools. Collect new data elements in clinic using custom forms.
  • Best Practice Advisories (BPAs). Use alerts based on your inclusion/exclusion criteria to notify clinicians when the patient they are seeing may qualify for your clinical trial.
  • Patient registries. Qualify patients for an auto-populating registry based on your inclusion/exclusion criteria, and collect customizable metrics on each patient.

All Epic build is subject to approval by governance, but we are available to walk you through the process, start to finish.

If you are ready to begin building your research tools in Epic, request a consult.

For help with everyday use of Epic, please visit Research Central.