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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How to Prepare for Epic Optimization and Upgrades

Getting an Epic instance up and running is an exciting milestone for any health system, but it’s generally not too long before talk of optimization or an upgrade begins. Given the robust nature of Epic as an EHR, it’s not surprising that hospitals would want to take advantage of all that the healthcare IT solution has to offer by updating and streamlining workflows and integrations. Knowing how to prepare for Epic optimization goes a long way in bracing for some additional change, but also...

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3 Aspects of Epic Interfaces Worth Outsourcing

Making the most of an investment like an EHR for a large health system has a lot to do with the ability to scale the technology and leverage capabilities for connectivity. After all, modern healthcare doesn’t allow any of us to operate in a bubble, and a hospital or health organization’s ability to share and gather data has everything to do with their ability to grow and thrive. EHR interfaces are the key to unlocking the power of comprehensive care records and real-time clinical information....

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The Importance of Progress Metrics for Epic Go-Live Support

Rolling out a new instance of Epic is a big deal. It takes a lot of resources and time to implement EHRs into large health systems, so it’s vital that the proper steps are taken to encourage utilization and support long-term adoption. Best laid plans won’t do much good, however, without real data to measure progress. Today we’re going to share the importance of both establishing and measuring progress metrics for Epic go-live. It’s not about ensuring everyone earns an “A+” on their report card,...

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How we can Leverage Epic to Drive COVID-19 Immunity Tracking

While we still in the mindset of reducing the influx of Coronavirus cases to give healthcare workers the opportunity to keep up, it’s worth thinking ahead to our next move: tracking COVID-19 immunity to help restore our economy. Many hospitals and practices throughout the country are still struggling to even test for Coronavirus in populations outside of first responders and patients presenting with the greatest distress (which is not to speak of the backlog in getting those results reported),...

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How Training Initiatives Helped Empower and Prepare Baylor Scott & White Health for COVID-19 (Part 3)

Part 3 of 3: Jerrie Rankin, VP of Operational Informatics with Baylor Scott & White Health and Nicholas Edwards, Senior Manager Enterprise Technical Training and Support, Baylor Scott & White Health join CHIME Media for a podcast to talk about how training initiatives helped empower and prepare their teams for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How Training Initiatives Helped Empower and Prepare Baylor Scott & White Health for COVID-19 (Part 2)

Part 2 of 3: Jerrie Rankin, VP of Operational Informatics with Baylor Scott & White Health and Nicholas Edwards, Senior Manager Enterprise Technical Training and Support, Baylor Scott & White Health join CHIME Media for a podcast to talk about how training initiatives helped empower and prepare their teams for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How Training Initiatives Helped Empower and Prepare Baylor Scott & White Health for COVID-19 (Part 1)

Jerrie Rankin, VP of Operational Informatics with Baylor Scott & White Health and Nicholas Edwards, Senior Manager Enterprise Technical Training and Support, Baylor Scott & White Health join CHIME Media for a podcast to talk about how training initiatives helped empower and prepare their teams for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EHR Go-Live Support from a Distance of Six Feet

It’s safe to say that the preferred method of Epic go-live support as at-the-elbow (ATE) assistance for clinicians is not going to be common practice right now. Nevertheless, existing Epic implementation efforts will need to continue where possible, albeit in a modified manner. Given the current strain on healthcare providers and administrators as they deal with COVID-19, some hospitals may opt to delay healthcare IT initiatives, while others may find themselves needing the anticipated...

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