From Andrew Orr's "Medical records company Epic partners with Apple on a Mac tool" posted Wednesday on AppleInsider:
Medical records company Epic Systems has partnered with Apple to bring its electronic health record tools to macOS.
Apple wanted Epic to create a native version of the service for macOS, but Epic is reportedly developing a tool that would easier to run than a native app.
"Epic does have development underway to make it easier for physicians to access Epic on Macs," a source Axios in Wednesday's report.
Epic Systems is the largest electronic health records vendor in the US. According to a report in 2021, over 250 million patients have a medical record held by Epic.
My take: Epic is the Windows of the medical world -- ubiquitous, complex, unloved. Apple and Epic have a long-standing disagreement about how much access patients should have to their medical records.
See also: Atul Gawande's "Why Doctors Hate Their Computers" in the New Yorker.
UPDATE: Epic PR has asked for a correction...
The original article that Axios posted on Wednesday had inaccurate information about what’s happening at Epic related to Apple. There is no partnership. This is what we sent to the Axios reporter on Wednesday afternoon.
Epic’s EHR, which is now web-based, already works on Mac. Now that we have released Hyperdrive, our latest client for access to our web EHR, that option will soon be available again on Mac.
Hyperspace is our EHR platform which is, as of the Epic May 2022 release, a web app. The Hyperspace app, since it is a web app, needs a browser to access it. It can be accessed via browsers like Chrome (which we support on Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS), but we also created a specialized browser client, which we call Hyperdrive. Hyperdrive provides some additional capabilities to Epic’s customers like additional security controls, some additional management capabilities, and the ability to integrate with other vendor software also running on the same device. Hyperdrive is currently only available for Windows, but we are working on creating a version of the Hyperdrive client for MacOS. Our current plan is to make Hyperdrive available on Mac sometime in 2023.