When you started working in your current office, you probably didn’t need a key to every door in the building to do your job. You also probably didn’t need to go to the hardware store and create a custom key for every single door that you do need to enter. But for some healthcare organizations, their EHR security is similarly inefficient. With the help of Epic’s templates and a strong governance structure, you can remove a lot of the security hurdles that slow down your team. A security assessment is your first step.
The stories, blog posts, and podcasts your peers found most interesting in 2016 are representative of the way that healthcare IT has been evolving. If you missed any of these topics, look below for a brief synopis and a link to catch up on what you missed.
Here's the Problem
When you implemented Epic, you took every feature, focused on best practices and made sure that the workflows were in tune with the way your staff worked (or should work). Like everything in the tech world, however, things change fast. Whether you implemented 20 years ago or six months ago, there are bound to be best practices that have changed or features that have been improved.
Completing your Epic upgrade or taking all relevant release notes is rarely enough because it doesn't go that one step further and analyze how or why improvements need to be made. For example, you may be thinking, “The workflow worked three years ago, so why is it broken now? This recommended new feature seems like it should help us but is causing nothing but strain.”