Exact Sciences taps Epic for IT systems — 4 insights

Exact Sciences partnered with Epic to handle its information technology systems, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. Epic will handle multiple components of Exact's IT system, from "order entry all the way through revenue cycle and customer care," Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy said during Exact's quarterly earnings presentation.

2. Epic will not promote Exact's colorectal cancer diagnostic test Cologuard through its EHR system. Instead, Epic will make it easier for providers to incorporate Cologuard prescriptions and test results into EHRs.

3. Exact is Epic's first diagnostic specialty customer.

4. Mr. Conroy said on the partnership, "It will help us deepen our connection with customers of Cologuard and other future (diagnostic) tests."

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