epic special interest group

What is it?

HDAA's Epic SIG meets the fourth Wednesday of every month to discuss analytics issues in and around the Epic electronic health record. The group discusses Cogito and Caboodle optimization, Slicer/Dicer and other analytics products that come with Epic. It also hosts conversations about extracting Epic data into external analytics environments.

In 2022, HDAA brought into the fold an external Microsoft/Epic users group. This group now meets as the HDAA Epic SIG. Its primary focus is still on the marriage of Microsoft tools to Epic data, but the conversations extend to non-Microsoft environments as well.

Epic SIG Advisory Team

  • Peter Ivers Johns Hopkins Medicine, chair
  • Danny Collins Genesis HealthCare System
  • Ryan Harmon Legacy Health System
  • Scott Powell ECU Health
  • Dan Ryan Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Marvin Stiles Kettering Health Network
  • John Thelen St. Charles Health System
  • James Ward Trinsic Clinically Integrated Network
  • J.D. Whitlock Dayton Children's Hospital

Upcoming events


Recently completed events

May 22, 2024: Scott Powell at ECU Health discussed his early work with massive amounts of Epic data on Microsoft Fabric.

April 24, 2024: Jason Foerch, Principal Program Manager for Microsoft's healthcare data team, discusses healthcare workflows and templates being developed for Fabric.

January 2024: Building on prior presentations from Epic and Microsoft, the group held a roundtable on their approach to data lakes with Epic Nebula and Microsoft Fabric looming.

October and November 2023: Microsoft's Justyna Lucznik gave a two-part overview of Microsoft's new Fabric initiative.

September 2023: Guest speaker Manav Khetarpal, R&D Development Lead at Epic, reviewed the implications of Epic's cloud-based Nebula project. 

Click here for the full archive of Epic SIG recordings. Access to HDAA archives is for members only.

Want to join the conversation?

Post a question on the Epic forumAccess is members only.

For more information, or to volunteer for the advisory team, contact Bruce Douglas HDAA Programs