Beacon, Beaker, Bridges, Oh My!

Newcomers to the Healthcare IT industry are introduced to jargon and acronyms from every angle (ONC, EMR, ICD-10, MU), but where it can really get confusing is when it comes to the names of the individual software modules, in particular those of Epic Systems.  They don’t call it “Epic” Systems for nothing – the number of specialized applications is considerable! Here’s the most current list I could find, with a brief explanation of each (and it makes sense, most of the time!).  Hope this helps!


Current applications developed by Epic include:

  • ADT (Inpatient and Outpatient Admission-Discharge-Transfer Application)
  • Anesthesia (Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS))
  • ASAP (Emergency Department Application)
  • Beacon (Oncology Application)
  • Beaker (Clinical Laboratory Application)
  • BedTime (Bed Management Application)
  • Bridges (Interface Application)
  • Cadence (Scheduling Application)
  • Care Everywhere (Information Exchange Application)
  • Cogito Ergo Sum (Analytics application)
  • Clarity (SQL relational database extracted from the Cache database, Chronicles, for reporting purposes)
  • Cupid (formerly Cardiant, Cardiology Application)
  • Data Courier (Data Environment Propagation Utility)
  • Diagnose Behandeling Combinatie (Dutch Billing Module)
  • Eligibility (Real Time Verification of Access and Billing Information)
  • EpicCare Ambulatory (Ambulatory Medical Record Application)
  • EpicCare Home Health (Specialized Home Health Application for use in Patient Homes)
  • EpicCare Hospice (Specialized Hospice Application)
  • EpicCare Inpatient (Universal Hospital System)
  • EpicCare Link (Web-based Application for Community Users)
  • EpicWeb (Web-based Clinical Application)
  • Haiku (Device Mobility Clinical Application)
  • HIM (Chart Deficiency Tracking, Release of Information Application, Coding)
  • Hyperspace (EMR)
  • Identity (Master Patient Index [MPI] Application)
  • Kaleidoscope (Ophthalmology Application)
  • MyChart (Patient Chart Access)
  • OpTime (Surgical Application)
  • Phoenix (Application designed for the Management and Tracking for Solid Organ Transplants)
  • Prelude (Inpatient and Outpatient Registration Application)
  • Radiant (Radiology Application)
  • Reporting Workbench (Operational Reporting Application)
  • Resolute (Billing Application)
  • Stork (OB/Gyn Application)
  • Tapestry (Managed Care Application)
  • Welcome (Patient Kiosk Application)
  • Willow Ambulatory (Outpatient Pharmacy Application)
  • Willow Inpatient (Inpatient Pharmacy Application)
  • Wisdom (Dental Application)

About the author


Gwen Darling

Gwen Darling is a Search Executive specializing in Healthcare IT, the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Former Editor/Founder of Healthcare IT Today. Gwen also is a featured blogger for Healthcare Informatics magazine.

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