What is Epic Clarity
Epic Clarity is Epic’s Enterprise data warehouse build upon either Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server relational database. Here is a quick overview of different components of Epic application. When a health care organization decides to implement Epic software, the staff are trained to use the client application called Hyperspace. Hyperspace provides the end user interface while committing the data to a database known as Cache. Cache is the hierarchical database used for fast data storage and retrieval. Unfortunately, hierarchical database is very inefficient for reporting needs such as data aggregation. Epic’s Clarity database acts as a data warehouse in which analysts can query and answer on specific set of business questions. The Epic’s Clarity data schema is consist of several thousand tables but not all tables are created equal.
Currently The data model for Epic Clarity is logically divided into:
EpicCare Ambulatory (Outpatient)
Resolute Hospital Billing
Epic currently has a training course for each of the topic above. The training courses are a great place to start if you are looking for specific area of Clarity you will be working with.