What’s next in the Epic@UNC project – Validation Session #2

Validation Session #2 begins next week with more than 70 meetings scheduled April 9, 10, and 11 at NetApp in Morrisville.

During each validation session, representatives from Epic will present specific workflows (i.e. – admission/discharge) of the proposed Epic@UNC system for a group of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to review.

The proposed workflows presented to SMEs at our three Validation Sessions are based off of the Epic@UNC Guiding Principles and the 84 key decisions (PowerPoint file) that UNC Health Care executives made in February 2013 to lead this project.

While there is a role for every interested person in the Epic@UNC project, entrance to Validation Sessions will be screened to those SMEs who were invited and RSVP’d to ensure that the designated SMEs can participate. Walk-ins will be welcomed after this (think of the stand-by line for a flight).


Validation Session #3 and beyond
Our third Validation Session is scheduled from April 23 – 25 at NetApp in Morrisville. If you are needed during this validation session you already have received an invitation or should be contacted soon.

Based on feedback received during all three validation sessions, representatives from Epic and the Epic@UNC Core Team will address any immediate issues and then begin building the Epic@UNC system during a 17-week period this summer.

As the Core Team builds the Epic@UNC system, they will check-in regularly with SME’s for guidance and to show their work. Work on standardizing Epic@UNC content such as order sets and note types will also provide an important opportunity for SME contribution beginning this spring.


Remember that you can find the latest information on the Epic@UNC website and submit any questions you have using our online form.

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