Pacific Dental Services (PDS), a dental service organization, and High Point University (HPU) in North Carolina will deploy Epic, an electronic health records (EHR) system, in the university's Workman School of Dental Medicine and dental practices affiliated with the school.
Epic is used by hospitals, healthcare systems, and medical schools. HPU plans to use the EHR software to introduce dental students to dental-medical integration while providing integrated care to its patients through dental practices affiliated with the school through the HPU Oral Health Network.
The partnership was made possible by Epic's Community Connect program, which allows larger healthcare systems that use Epic to extend its use to other organizations that otherwise would not be in a position to use the platform.
As part of the agreement, PDS will deploy Epic at HPU, provide onboarding and training for the platform, and maintain ongoing support services.