Decisions, Decisions: Epic Team Lays the Foundation for Future EHR

November 9, 2015 - An important part of the Epic program is making sure the various offerings within Epic are a good fit for BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine. As a result, design sessions were recently held by Health Information Partners for clinicians, physicians and subject matter experts from BJC and WUSM, where workflows were demonstrated and participants had an opportunity to sign off on key decisions or recommend a change. And the response was remarkable.

In the coming weeks, follow-up “re-engineering” sessions will address decisions that couldn’t reach consensus during design. A deeper look will be taken at those workflows and any differences will be examined so the group can go forward with a decision. The first two quarters of next year will be the “build” phase of the project, leading to testing that will continue into 2017.

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