Epic Systems Corporation is a privately held healthcare software company headquartered in Verona, Wisconsin, a suburb of Madison, in Dane County. Hospitals that use its software hold medical records of of patients in the U.S. and worldwide.


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The SmartForm is meant to walk clinicians through getting information on sexual orientation and gender identity from patients. If the gender identity doesn’t match the sex on file, that’s when “the form gets smart,” with follow-up questions. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM News

Madison has its own version of San Francisco’s Google bus. Unlike Silicon Valley, though, Epic relies on public transit to ferry workers. Madison Metro is struggling to keep pace with demand. more

Apr 2, 2015 1:00 PM News


David Michael Miller

Dane County's fledgling health IT industry has dodged a bullet, but more may be headed its way. The usual Epic paradox was at work: The Verona-based worldwide leader in electronic health records looms over Dane County as both creator/nurturer and som more

Dec 2, 2014 4:43 PM News

What do you do after you've won the gold rush? When you've claimed the richest veins of ore? That's the big question for Epic Systems, the medical software giant that has become Dane County's signature company with 8,000 or so employees at its fairyl more

Oct 29, 2014 4:33 PM News

This is a problem. The state's most powerful business voice has conspicuously little contact with Wisconsin's rising technology industry. Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, which claims more than 3,500 businesses as members, brags that "the success more

Sep 18, 2014 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

Epic Systems hired roughly 500 employees last week, and another 300 are expected to come on board this week, according to Drew Beck, the planning and scheduling manager for Metro Transit. Many of Epic's employees choose to live in Madison's downtown more

Jul 13, 2014 3:22 PM News

As reported last week by "Bloomberg", healthcare IT giant and local business Epic Systems is teaming with IBM to compete for an $11 billion Pentagon contract. The project would use Epic's software and IBM's hardware. more

Jun 16, 2014 5:17 PM Madland

Is Madison building a hotel for Monona Terrace or Epic Systems? That question was raised during Tuesday night's long Common Council debate over the controversial Judge Doyle Square project. more

Feb 27, 2014 12:27 AM News


Gregg Valley

"Epic will be our equivalent of Microsoft in Seattle, of Dell computers in Austin," predicts Mark Bakken, founder of Epic-focused Nordic Consulting. This is a familiar comparison for Epic watchers in Madison. But others are more cautious. more

Feb 20, 2014 3:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories


Timothy Hughes

How far can Dane County ride the success of Epic Systems? Marc Eisen will answer that question in the Feb. 20, 2014 edition of "Isthmus", in a cover story titled "Epic opportunity." more

Feb 18, 2014 5:00 PM From the archives


Seth Jovaag

I feel a bit like a party-crasher, infringing on a trip to a sacred place that has no significance to me. The feeling doesn't last long. Participants tell me how happy they are that I've joined them. Ask us anything, they say. No question's too dumb. more

Sep 20, 2012 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

In "Epic Tale" in the June 20 issue, Marc Eisen reports on the astonishing success of Epic Systems, the electronic medical records giant located in Verona, and its enigmatic founder and boss, Judy Faulkner, "the prime mover behind Epic." more

Nov 17, 2011 3:00 PM Isthmus 35

In the mid-1990s, the Common Council's finance committee met behind closed doors to consider the city's economic offer to keep the expanding medical software company Epic Systems in Madison. "The emphasis was on following our [subsidy] rules and prac more

Dec 23, 2010 3:00 PM Opinion

Epic Systems issued a new statement on Friday in its feud with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, stressing the bipartisan nature of its executives deciding to avoid doing business with firms that support the big-business group. "Our decision-making more

Jun 28, 2008 12:04 AM News

The unabashed liberal sensibility of Epic System's Judy Faulkner became even more pronounced this week as her fast-growing software company -- normally a publicity-shy operation -- issued a public condemnation of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. B more

Jun 27, 2008 12:46 AM News


Timothy Hughes

When Mike Slavney looks at the 400-acre Verona campus of Epic Systems Corp., he's impressed. Read part one of this series, Epic Systems: Epic Tale, for more background on the Dane County business titan. more

Jun 26, 2008 2:00 PM News

In spectacular fashion, real estate speculators have won their gamble that farmland west of Verona would give way to development, thanks to a software developer's desire to build its campus in a rural setting. more

Jun 22, 2008 5:00 AM From the archives

At Epic Systems Corp., the fast-growing medical software company, concern for the work setting is at the forefront of corporate planning. Epic's insistence on a horizontal workspace for its 700 or so employees, with an artful mix of private and group more

Jun 22, 2008 5:00 AM From the archives

The company's new campus will alter the face of southwestern Dane County, for better and worse. more

Jun 22, 2008 5:00 AM From the archives

"If you're in business and you're not paranoid about the competition, you got a problem," says Stephen Dickmann, chief administration officer for Epic Systems. more

Jun 20, 2008 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories