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Epic Stork Question

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Hello,

Having trouble finding info online, so thought I pose the question with OB experts.

I came from a system that used EPIC. However, we used Philips OBTV for fetal monitoring. I know Epic has the Stork module... however, is this just an interface module? Does EPIC have integrated fetal monitoring or is a third party vendor required?

I see approved vendors here: https://open.epic.com/Clinical/HL7v2

Yes Epic does require a third party vendor for the fetal monitoring equipment and last I knew they had only one interface written with Obix. This has been an area of interest and concern. There are significant legal concerns involved and Epic will certainly move slowly to ensure that what interfaces are available are robust.