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Dome: Training for an Epic Assignment - March 2014

All Johns Hopkins employees who use Epic must first learn about the system through a combination of online and in-person instruction. This training program, which is tailored to specific roles and updated based on the comments of past participants, is essential to the success of the Epic rollout.

Dome: Patient-Centered Technology - January/February 2014

As Epic continues its rollout across Johns Hopkins Medicine, users praise its ability to collect, merge and organize patient information across the health system, creating a more complete and up-to-date medical record that includes doctors’ notes, lab reports, referrals, prescriptions and images.  

Dome: Swift - and Safe - Glitch Management - December 2013

During the rollout of such an enormous and complex system, obstacles and inefficiencies were expected. In the four weeks immediately following each Epic “go-live,” a 24-hour help desk took on the most pressing concerns. The challenge now is making sure the highest priority items are handled first and the workload is sensibly distributed.

 Emergency Medicine in High Gear with Epic ASAP Project - November 2013

These days, you’ll find dozens of Department of Emergency Medicine and the Pediatric Emergency Department staff in high gear designing and building their departments’ customized versions of the new Epic electronic health record system — with an eye on going live with it August 1, 2014.

Dome: What Meaningful Use Means to Johns Hopkins - November 2013

The Epic electronic medical record system can help improve patient-centered care and earn financial incentives from the federal government. Johns Hopkins Medicine has a deadline that it can’t afford to miss. By 2015, the enterprise must be able to collect digital data that measure the quality of patient care in order to qualify for more than $100 million in federal health information technology incentives.

Dome: Know Thy Digital Self - September 2013
Now that MyChart—Epic’s secure patient website—has launched across Johns Hopkins Medicine in outpatient settings (with the exception of Suburban Hospital) and also in inpatient settings at Howard County General Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital, employees who receive care from Johns Hopkins providers have a new tool for accessing their personal medical record. 

Dome: An Epic Debut – July 2013
Since April 4, when Epic rolled out across more than 600 ambulatory care settings, Johns Hopkins Medicine has nearly completed the first phase of an enterprise-wide migration to a common electronic medical record system.  

Inside Hopkins: Increased Interest in Online Records – June 20, 2013

More than 12,000 Johns Hopkins Health System patients have already logged on to MyChart, the secure, interactive website that connects them to their health care team and provides up-to-date information from their health record in Epic, our new electronic medi­cal record system rolling out across Johns Hopkins Medicine.

 Dome: Do You Have an Epic Question? – May/June 2013

 Learn answers to frequently asked questions, including “Can I use Epic on my iPad or iPhone?” and “How is data entered into Epic for new/non-Johns Hopkins patients?

Inside Hopkins: The Age of Epic – April 11, 2013

Less than two years ago, Johns Hopkins Medicine signed on to Epic and leapt into the future of health care. On April 4, the first wave of outpatient practices migrated to the new electronic medical record system, which will integrate ambulatory and inpatient records, improve the quality of care and meet the demands of health care reform.

Inside Hopkins: First-Day Impressions – April 11, 2013
As wave one went live, Inside Hopkins chatted with several employees about how things went in the initial days of the switchover. Read their comments and share your own experiences.

Inside Hopkins: Byte by Byte, Epic Has Arrived! – April 11, 2013

What does it take to adopt one electronic medical record system across Johns Hopkins Medicine? As Epic goes live in ambulatory settings throughout August, the statistics reveal a project of breathtaking scale.

Dome: A Strong Support System – April 2013

As more than 600 ambulatory care settings across Johns Hopkins Medicine convert to Epic this year, a battalion of Epic super-users is available to answer questions about Epic, tackle problems and serve as a liaison between employees and project leaders.

Inside Hopkins: "Super Users to the Rescue" – March 28, 2013

As more than 600 ambulatory care settings across Johns Hopkins Medicine convert to Epic this year, a battalion of Epic super-users is available to answer questions, tackle problems and serve as a liaison between employees and project leaders.




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