Restrictions with the use of Epic

From Epic Pawn: “Re: Epic. The contract they sent me for the privilege of consulting with one of their clients will require me to end my HIT career!” Interesting points:

  • Apparently a hospital can’t hire a consultant to help with Epic until that person signs a lengthy contract with Epic.
  • If the consultant develops any kind of enhancement to Epic software and doesn’t sign over the rights to the hospital, the enhancement is automatically owned by Epic.
  • You are obligated to report anyone you know who has accessed anything related to Epic without authorization, even if you didn’t have anything to do with their access.
  • You can’t hire or contract with a former Epic employee until they’ve sat out a one-year waiting period.
  • You can hire an Epic customer’s project team employee only if you don’t assign them any Epic-related work for two years, and they are considered to be a project team employee until three months after go-live.
  • Your employees can’t perform any activities that compete with Epic – design, sales, consulting — for two years after they leave your employment.
  • You agree that Epic is a third-party beneficiary of the agreement your employees must sign, which gives Epic a right to enforce the agreement even though those people don’t work for Epic.
  • You agree that any legal actions will be heard in Wisconsin courts.
  • I’m sure there’s more, but it’s a long read and I’m getting numb.

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