Cosmos

Cosmos is a dataset created in collaboration with a community of health systems using Epic and is designed to improve patient care. By combining their data, participating organizations and Epic can make new discoveries and advance medicine. Cosmos also powers tools at the point of care, providing insights to clinicians that are tailored to the patient in front of them.
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Cosmos Community

1,412
Hospitals
249 Million
Patients
33K
Clinics
Meet a few of our Cosmos community members:
Hill Physicians Medical Group
University of Florida & Shands
Northeast Georgia Health System
AltaMed
Children's Hospital Colorado
Baptist Health
AdventHealth
UW Health
Learn more about the Cosmos community →

Cosmos in Action

Cosmos at the Point of Care

The vision for Cosmos has always included a way for providers to make an immediate impact with their patients. With our recently released and ongoing development of Cosmos-enabled features, providers can use attributes from the patient in front of them to review real-time insights they can use alongside their own expertise and experience to partner with their patient on shared decision-making.

Best Care Choices

To further evidence-based care, Best Care Choices for My Patient provides insights derived from millions of clinical decisions. Physicians will be able to explore the collective knowledge from those decisions to see treatments and resulting outcomes for patients like the one in front of them.

Look-Alikes

Very rare conditions and medical mysteries often result in limited evidence for a physician to draw from when determining a course of action or treatment for their patient. Look-Alikes enables providers to connect with other providers across the Cosmos community who might have experience with patients with a similar constellation of symptoms or condition.

Condition-Specific Growth Charts

Standard growth charts often don't account for disease-specific nuances that can influence a child's development. By integrating data science tools with the longitudinal information across millions of patients, Cosmos can enable insights about disease-specific growth and development to help better describe how patients compare to others like them.

Publications Using Cosmos

The Cosmos community has already seen great success in researching a variety of clinical topics and continues to expand the potential impact of Cosmos on clinical practice. Below is a selection of publications that used Cosmos data as part of their analysis.

Epic Research

While traditional research continues to serve as a primary source of information to inform clinical practice, we identified a need for a new kind of analysis focused on getting good data out quickly to clinicians and decision-makers where it can make a difference. To address this need, we launched Epic Research. Using our dual-team process, Epic Research teams evaluate timely, topical, and relevant questions and make findings available to the public at no-cost at EpicResearch.org and to Epic Research subscribers.
Proportion of Patients by Weight Change After Stopping Semaglutide

Many Patients Maintain Weight Loss a Year After Stopping Semaglutide and Liraglutide

More than half of patients are able to maintain weight loss achieved while on semaglutide or liraglutide even a year after discontinuing the medication.

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Fentanyl and Opiate Toxicology Screening Rates

Fentanyl Toxicology Screenings for Overdoses on the Rise

Fentanyl testing rate up to nearly 14% of overdose ED encounters, still lags behind opiate testing.

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Percentage of Encounters for Strep Throat

Strep Throat Infections Up 30% From 2017 Peak After Pandemic Drop

Despite significant drops in 2020 and low rates in 2021 through the beginning of 2022, strep throat infections exceeded their 2017 peak by 30% in February 2023.

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Median Weight Change on Phentermine by Amount of Weight Lost on GLP-1 Treatment

Patients Who Lose Less Than 20 Pounds on GLP-1 Treatment Lose More Weight After Switching to Phentermine

Patients who lost less than 20 pounds on GLP-1 medications and were subsequently prescribed phentermine experienced greater weight loss while on phentermine in the year following GLP-1 treatment than patients who lost at least 20 pounds on the GLP-1 medication. 

Read the full brief on Epic Research →
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