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From Idea to Reality: A New Patient-Designed MyChart Experience

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User experience designers at Epic regularly listen to ideas from patients, and earlier this year, one of those ideas became reality: MyChart now has a brand-new look. The design is based on almost two years of patient feedback, R&D, and test runs, and it’s now available for healthcare organizations to offer to the 165 million … Continue reading “From Idea to Reality: A New Patient-Designed MyChart Experience”

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Sepsis Mortality Rates are Higher in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 Than for Influenza

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are more likely to develop sepsis and septic shock when compared to patients admitted with influenza during the 2016, 2017, or 2018 flu seasons, according to EHR data. To explore the incidence of sepsis in COVID-19 compared to other viral illnesses, we examined data from patients who were admitted to the hospital during their COVID-19 illness (n=66,236) and data from patients who were admitted for influenza...

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