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    5 critical steps within a successful Epic upgrade project

    Posted by Austin Hundley on Jan 25, 2017 11:02:06 AM

    You know what I love? The back-up camera on my car. Once considered a luxury you may not have even imagined, these cameras have become a standard safety feature, helping drivers (like me) avoid multitudes of injuries and harm. Moving to the latest release of Epic is a little like that, offering safety features and efficiencies you may not even realize are possible. Whether you’ve been on Epic for decades or a couple of months, you know that the latest version will allow you to be more effective and improve care.

    When approaching your first upgrade, you’ll likely have many questions, with the main one being “How can I ensure that my upgrade goes smoothly?” This post will give you an overview of upgrades, the general structure of an upgrade project, and then five critical steps that, if included in your project, will help you upgrade as smoothly as possible. Let’s dig in.

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    Topics: Epic support, Epic optimization, Epic training, Epic implementation, Epic upgrades, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 15 (Clinical)

    Posted by Nordic on Aug 5, 2015 5:47:00 AM

    Our saga wraps up as Nordic’s John Pollard addresses the night of cutover and post-cutover with Nordic Practice Director Megan Rice and Bellin Epic Operational Lead Gail Boushley. In this episode, we learn about who to recruit for your cutover team, what to do when the unexpected happens, and how to be prepared if it does.

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    Topics: planning, super user, clinical, go-live, cutover, staffing, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 14 (Clinical)

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 17, 2015 8:12:00 AM

    Nordic’s John Pollard continues the discussion with Nordic Practice Director Megan Rice and Bellin Epic Operational Lead Gail Boushley about Bellin’s transition to Epic. In this episode, we’re getting specific about the clinical data to enter into Epic as well as some additional logistics.

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    Topics: planning, clinical, admissions, command center, cutover, guidelines, Epic conversion, scheduling, Epic Procedure Orders, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 13 (Clinical)

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 2, 2015 11:56:00 AM

    We have a few more episodes left in our cutover series. For these, we’re going to get clinical. Listen in as Nordic’s John Pollard chats with Nordic Practice Director Megan Rice and Bellin Health Epic Operational Lead Gail Boushley about Bellin’s transition to Epic.

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    Topics: planning, super user, clinical, cutover, Epic conversion, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT - Episode 11 (Technical)

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 17, 2015 12:21:00 PM

    While continuing our Making the Cut series, we’re going to shift focus to the technical side of cutover. In these episodes, Practice Director Joey Vosters leverages the expertise of Nordic consultant Becca Patterson.

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    Topics: legacy, technical, BCA, end user, cutover, documentation, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 10 (Rev Cycle)

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 2, 2015 8:16:00 AM

    In our last episode, we looked at the first 24 hours of revenue cycle cutover. In this episode, we’re focused on the first seven days of cutover and, specifically, the importance of communication. Nordic consultants Nick Daar and TJ Smith continue the conversation with Josh Kalscheur.

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    Topics: revenue cycle, billing, go-live, cutover, implementation, Epic optimization, communication strategies, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 9 (Rev Cycle)

    Posted by Nordic on May 27, 2015 8:54:00 AM

    We’re continuing our series on revenue cycle cutover and joined by Nordic consultants Nick Daar and TJ Smith.

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    Topics: revenue cycle, billing, go-live, cutover, Epic optimization, Epic conversion, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 8 (Rev Cycle)

    Posted by Nordic on May 13, 2015 9:23:00 AM

    We’re starting a new section of cutover planning this week. In this episode, we’re introducing Nordic consultants Nick Daar and TJ Smith as they discuss revenue cycle cutover.

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    Topics: planning, revenue cycle, go-live, cutover, upgrades, Epic optimization, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 7 (Pharmacy)

    Posted by Nordic on May 8, 2015 11:28:00 AM

    We’re wrapping up the pharmacy portion of cutover planning. In this episode, Jes Norman offers some lighter insights on Willow pharmacy cutover.

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    Topics: planning, Epic Willow, go-live, pharmacy, cutover, staffing, Epic conversion, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 6 (Pharmacy)

    Posted by Nordic on May 5, 2015 11:58:00 AM

    We’re continuing our focus on your pharmacy. In this episode, Jes Norman covers a lot of ground related to order prioritization, communication, and go-live support staff.

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    Topics: Epic Willow, go-live, pharmacy, cutover, Epic conversion, Epic Procedure Orders, Epic implementation, Epic project management

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