To enhance care coordination and support long-term growth of its retail clinic business, Walgreens will install Epic's electronic health record platform across its more than 400 retail healthcare clinics.

Starting in early 2016, the EpicCare system will replace Walgreens’ internally developed, proprietary EHR system. Industry observers see the investment in Epic as an attempt to better compete with CVS MinuteClinics, which transitioned to Epic last year. CVS now operates more than 1,000 clinics nationwide.

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