Oregon Health & Science University will expand use of its electronic health records system from Epic to support extensive research and education in biomedical and health informatics. Here is a Nov. 21 statement from the university on the project and its goals:

The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University has established a partnership with Epic Systems Corporation to advance research and education in biomedical and health informatics using the EpicCare electronic health record and associated tools. OHSU is the first academic informatics program to partner with Epic in this manner, an initiative that OHSU and Epic hope will accelerate practical application of electronic health record technology and hands-on learning.

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