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Judy Faulkner

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Judy Faulkner

CEO and Founder, Epic Systems
Judy Faulkner

Judy Faulkner is CEO and founder of Epic, which she began in 1979 in the basement of an apartment house with $70,000 in start-up money and 2 half-time assistants. Epic has grown by its bootstraps, without venture capital or going public.Judy received honorary doctorates from the University of Wisconsin, Rush University in Chicago, Temple University College of Public Health in Philadelphia, and from Mount Sinai in New York, an MS in Computer Science from the UW, and a BS in Mathematics from Dickinson College. After teaching computer science for several years she then worked as a software developer, creating one of the first databases organized around the patient. Judy currently is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Roundtable, The Scottsdale Institute, and of the Aspen Health Strategy Group. She has pledged that 99% of her assets will go to philanthropy.