Exact Sciences Corp. has forged a relationship with Epic Systems Corp., the electronic health records giant in neighboring Verona.

“Epic will become a core component of our IT (information technology) system, from order entry all the way through revenue cycle and customer care,” Exact CEO Kevin Conroy told financial analysts in a conference call last week.

“It will help us deepen our connection with customers of Cologuard and other future (diagnostic) tests,” Conroy said.

Exact Sciences will be an Epic client using Epic’s software in the same way as Epic’s hospital clients do.

But the arrangement does not mean patients will start seeing notes on MyChart pushing Cologuard, Exact spokesman Scott Larrivee said.

Larrivee said Epic’s software already is designed to handle large patient volumes and will ease the IT burden for Exact Sciences as Cologuard use increases. Read the full story here.