2015 Decisions for the Epic Program Provide the Framework for the Next Phase

January 11, 2016 - The Epic Program through Health Information Partners reached a key milestone with the completion of the design phase in December 2015. During this phase both BJC and Washington University School of Medicine staff and clinicians were able create and validate workflows that will serve as the blueprint for the future system. The next phase, the build phase, started this month and will continue through the third quarter of 2016.

During the first quarter of 2016 the Epic team will visit the hospitals to understand operational flows and inventory existing hardware. In addition, the training team will be working to build the training curriculum.

Team members will analyze workflows, build and validate system and clinical content, and prepare test scripts. The input of the operations group members and subject matter experts will be carefully considered during this phase.

The team continues toward their goal: One patient. One record. One seamless experience.

2015 Accomplishments by the Numbers

  • 26 teams were established to implement the Epic Program
  • 200 team members were hired
  • 45 clinical systems were identified to be replaced
  • 375 sessions were held to demonstrate workflows and allow individuals to discuss and vote on key decisions; 1254 people attended
  • 1,076 decisions were made to update workflows
  • 105 applications have been identified for integration with Epic