Signify Premium Insight: Epic Pilot Takes Off in the Face of RWD Headwinds

Published: January 6, 2023

Epic claims its Best Care point-of-care tool, being piloted in the US and drawing on the real world data (RWD) from its Cosmos database, will ‘empower’ clinicians to make better decisions. 

But Clinical RWD is in its formative stages, with limited decision-making value at present. Expectations for Best Care and other decision-support tools reliant on nascent RWD must, therefore, be tempered at present. Clinical RWD, which refers to clinically-housed information as opposed to the many other types of RWD (some well established), offers vast potential, however, and work to unlock this potential is underway, but with many barriers and challenges to overcome. 

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