Epic Systems Corp., the electronic health records technology giant based in Verona, is zoning in on machine learning applications that would help clinicians and health care providers more efficiently deliver care.

James Hickman, a software developer who leads Epic’s data science team, recently talked about the company’s focus on machine learning at a recent Innovation Network Luncheon in Madison hosted by the Wisconsin Technology Council.

Data on more than 250 million patients are on Epic medical records and the company’s software is used by most of the major health care systems in the U.S. Delivering data that can help clinicians predict when and how to treat patients is the next wave of health technology, and machine learning will play an important role in Epic’s pipeline of new technology, Hickman said.

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