Read Time:2min EpicShare is a new online resource for Epic customers to share ideas, best practices, tips and tricks, and learn what works well from each other. EpicShare connects Epic clients to improve outcomes and patient care.
Read Time:4min Upgrades are a common process that all Epic customers spend countless hours and significant amounts of energy to implement. Each upgrade is different, and each come with their challenges.
Read Time:4min A major part of any EHR installation is workflow analysis. Every organization practices, functions, and cares for patients a little differently largely due to training, culture, and patient demographics that they serve. Knowing all of this, there is still an unrealistic expectation that healthcare technology is plug-and-play. Being trapped in this misconception can lead to end-user frustration, delays in care for patients, delayed revenue or revenue loss, and an overall mistrust of the product and the IT implementation team.
Read Time:3min In healthcare, there are all types of facilities & settings. All of these different care settings can benefit from some form of electronic health record (EHR) software, each with their own specific needs for the patients that they serve.
Read Time:3min The long-anticipated launch of Epic’s new scaled-down EHR, known as Sonnet, took place in March at HIMSS18 with tremendous excitement. Is the Community Hospital market ready to be successful with it?
Read Time:4min As a healthcare organization, innovation and change can be a challenge. In this series, we reached out to Terri Couts, VP of Epic Application Programs at Guthrie Clinic, for her thoughts on the end-to-end EHR journey.
Read Time:5min New software implementations require a change that affects people and processes. The implementation of an organization-wide EHR or ERP software system involves significant change throughout the organization that impacts most, if not all, employees and patients.
Read Time:3min Smaller organizations, which usually cannot afford the subscription maintenance, should consider the Cerner Model Order Sets as part of their Cerner Implementation. hese order sets are based on what other Cerner clients designed, and use within their organizations.
Read Time:2min Providers use medications that they're familiar with & have had success with. Unless there is a compelling reason, they are unlikely to change their prescribing habits. While this may hold true across providers, there are lots of benefits, including cost savings, from standardizing the formulary.
Read Time:4min Implementing a new Cerner EHR can be a daunting task. There are so many big things to think of, that organizations can miss smaller or subtler things. These workflows and processes are done every day, and so common that people take them for granted.
Read Time:3min In theory, the more you alert a provider to potential problems, the better care the patient will receive. Pop-up alerts can simultaneously be one of the most positive and most negative features of an EHR – depending on how they’re implemented. Too many alerts can lead to alert fatigue, which can be an alarming problem.
Read Time:5min Upgrading to new Epic versions is vital to organizational success. Getting your Epic Upgrade right starts with preparation. Read on about three things you need in place, before you even start.
Read Time:3min Clinical simulations are a key part of a blended learning solution for go-lives and an existing part of clinical training. The EHR can be integrated into the simulation to increase the effectiveness of existing high fidelity scenarios. The advantage for organizations that invest in clinical simulations during go-live is that users are better prepared to use their new knowledge and skills prior to seeing patients, and the structure created in the deliverables can be used post go-live.
Read Time:4min While not explicitly responsible for building or activating the EHR system that will revolutionize your organization, it's important to have a person or team dedicated to communicating with your end users – at all stages of the system's life cycle.
Read Time:4min The first common mistake healthcare organizations make during an Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is a half-hearted effort buying into principles. Learn what to avoid when implementing an EHR and how to avoid common implementation mistakes.
Read Time:3min Who is responsible for the care of a patient? This seemingly-simple question has become increasingly complex, and population health initiatives can act as a catalyst for improving the process of patient attribution.