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Epic

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:50 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/busi ... d=29846093
Epic Systems is a health care services provider with $2.7 billion in annual revenue. Its mathematician chief executive, Judy Faulkner, is a billionaire recluse who hosts P.T. Barnum-esque gatherings for clients. Those clients — big hospitals and health systems around the United States and more than a dozen overseas markets — are served by customer-service representatives known as BFFs. Every month, employees are compelled to gather in a subterranean chamber for two-and-a-half-hour staff meetings that have been likened to a megachurch experience. Workers are discouraged from ordering business materials on Amazon or living more than 45 minutes away from the office, in order to shorten commutes and keep Epic’s wealth in the local economy.

Epic’s software is ubiquitous in doctors’ offices and operating rooms, and companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet regularly hoover up its young engineers. Yet most people outside of the Madison environs, I’d be confident to say, have never heard of the company.
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Epic has destroyed modern medicine. The CEO is delusional about the "many, many, many lives" Epic has saved. What Epic has done is burn out "many many many" health care providers, making us hate the practice of medicine and our sacred calling.

Your reporter should have talked to a doc when she went to that clinic. This article glosses over the fact that those of us with medical training who have been forced to become overpaid data entry clerks by Epic utterly despise Epic, despise the company, and want to vomit when we hear about the huge stacks of money Epic has made monetizing our personal time when we work nights and weekend, not to save lives, but to "catch up on our Epic".

It surprises me not one bit that the founder learned Fortran in a week in the 70s, since she and her company have clearly learned nothing about usability or well-designed computer interfaces.

Well, back to Epic. I'm 30 notes behind.
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Re: Epic

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:11 pm

Sounds like he's back-sassing.
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Re: Epic

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:33 pm

... served by customer-service representatives known as BFFs. ...
Big fat fucks? :?
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Re: Epic

Post by Boss Paul » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:34 pm

Ain't got his mind right.
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Re: Epic

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:14 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:33 pm
... served by customer-service representatives known as BFFs. ...
Big fat fucks? :?
BFF was something the kids were using a few years ago. "Best Friend Forever".

"Cindy is my BFF" :roll:

Cute for Teh Kids, not so cute for a company. Or perhaps I should say "too cute".
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Re: Epic

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:24 pm

I just figured it was BUFFs without the U. :lmao:
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