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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Planning for Smooth Epic Upgrades and Optimization

Congrats, you’ve successfully deployed your Epic instance and are humming along! There’s no lingering legacy EHR system, physicians and support staff are using the tool as expected, and the implementation team has disbanded. Three cheers for a fantastic Epic EHR Implementation! ...But wait. There’s an Epic upgrade that needs implementing. While this isn’t starting from square one, it is nevertheless a unique beast to tackle. Whereas integrating Epic for the first time in a health system may be...

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EHR Implementation and Optimization Projects – Perfect Opportunities to Fix Your Processes

When you buy a new car, do you ask the dealer to make sure it has all the problems your old car had? Sadly, that’s how many healthcare networks go about implementing new EHR systems. Instead of breaking down each function to its most efficient and effective workflow elements and implementing the new system accordingly, too often implementers tweak the new software to reflect the system they’re abandoning … because "it’s what they’re comfortable with".

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