Judy Faulkner Focuses on Epic’s Future in Annual Users Group Address

Faulkner’s address was strikingly forward-looking. For the last 15 minutes of the speech, Faulkner talked about the future of not just Epic, but of the health of human beings as a whole — from the potential impacts of self-driving cars, to the future of monitoring patients through wearable technology and things like “smart pills.”

Faulkner also addresses a major theme when it comes to the future of health care: big data.  She said that Epic could potentially help clinicians navigate a future in which, thanks to the advent of things from Fitbit to the spread of genomic mapping, volumes of health data become overwhelming.

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