What is the Role of a Project Manager in EHR Implementation?

Implementing an EHR like Epic for a large health system is a hefty task, and there are many specialized players involved to make it happen. One of the key roles is the Project Manager. Depending on the size of the team, PMs can wear many hats in the course of supporting the EHR project team. But there are a few key tasks that are the responsibility of the PM in order to execute well and on time. We’ll look at a few specific responsibilities that shape the role of the Project Manager in EHR...

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What Happens During an EHR Digital Learning Class?

If you’ve never participated in a digital learning class, it can be difficult to imagine what it’s like. We’re all pretty accustomed to the traditional classroom setting and approach, but given that scalability and cost containment (not to mention, the Coronavirus pandemic) are pressing needs for large health systems, more clients are wisely opting for EHR digital learning to deliver Epic training. One of the beautiful aspects of digital learning is that technology can be leveraged to provide a...

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What is Staff Augmentation in Healthcare IT?

We have undoubtedly entered a new era in work styles and employment opportunities. From the “Gig Economy” to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the prevalence of work-from-home/remote positions, the days of working for a single employer, in an office, for the majority of one’s career are behind us...for better or worse. Careers in healthcare IT are not immune, and in fact, more and more experts in technology solutions for hospitals are embracing the changing tides and opting for consultative work and...

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Why Physician Champions are Critical for Successful Epic Go-Lives

The worlds of technology and medicine probably couldn’t seem further apart, but with the advancements in patient care and population health management via healthcare IT, that gap is closing. What isn’t quickly closing, however, is the understanding of what it takes to implement healthcare IT and what it takes to use that technology to care for patients. Developers rarely speak clinical, and physicians rarely speak tech. This is a disparity that simply cannot be overlooked, lest your Epic...

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3 Ways to Optimize Epic Training

Given the breadth and depth of information required to successfully train clinical staff on an EHR, it’s important to embrace opportunities to make training as effective as possible. There are many adult learning best practices that apply to EHR training, but today we’re going to focus on a few that will provide tons of value and are easy to implement. These three tips for optimizing Epic training will support a strong go-live and encourage participation from the busy clinicians and ancillary...

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