Founder & CEO
Judith R. Faulkner, MS is CEO and founder of Epic Systems Corporation. With a BS in Mathematics from Dickinson College, an MS and an honorary doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, she taught computer science for several years in the UW system and then worked as a healthcare software developer, creating one of the first databases organized around a patient record. She founded Epic in 1979 and guided it from its modest beginnings as a clinical database company to its current place as a leading provider of integrated healthcare software. Epic was rated the #1 overall software vendor by KLAS and is in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for U.S. Enterprise CPR Systems. Judy was honored by HIMSS as one of the “50 in 50” memorable contributors to healthcare IT throughout HIMSS’s 50-year history. She currently serves on the HIT Policy Committee, the Privacy and Security sub-committee, the University of Wisconsin Computer Science Board of Visitors, and the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care.