Physician input is vital to the design of an electronic medical record system that will support the delivery of health care across Johns Hopkins Medicine. The physician community has active involvement and representation in the Epic project, from the high leadership levels to on-the-ground, hands-on input into the design, build and validation of specific applications for use in ambulatory and inpatient settings. A special, focused group of physicians is also engaged in fostering dialogue and understanding of the Epic product and process, and in working groups on issues ranging from data conversion to health information management (HIM) policy. These are the physician champions.
More than 50 physicians from The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians have helped and are continuing to help champion the design and configuration of the Epic system. Each champion has been identified by his or her clinical area, ensuring that the system flows and makes sense for the needs of specific specialties. Those champions are also working together as a community of clinical leaders to inform the development of a patient and provider support system.
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