The Epic Sprint

It wasn’t until an EHR Genius Bar was installed – using analysts, a trainer, and a physician informaticist – that adoption gained some traction at UCHealth, but the effort is far from complete, says CT Lin.

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Steve Hess, CIO, University Of Colorado Health, Chapter 3

Merging 3 health systems — “It’s still a work in progress.”
MU as a carrot
Focus on telehealth, e-visits
3 areas of growth: construction, affiliation & acquisition
Reflecting on the days of mainframe-based email
Personalized care — “It’s a journey.”

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Steve Hess, CIO, University Of Colorado Health, Chapter 2

Big-bang with Epic — “It’s scary. It’s big, and there’s a lot of change management.”
80/20 rule with workflow
Standardized order sets across UCHealth
3 tiers of data
“Analytics is a never-ending journey.”
Defining data — “It’s not trivial.”

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Steve Hess, CIO, University Of Colorado Health, Chapter 1

UCHealth’s birth in 2012
Implementing Epic & Lawson across the system
A “high-level framework” for project management & governance
People, process & tools
“Why not Epic?”
Customization vs. configuration — “Be collaborative, but get to the decision.”

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