First Epic@UNC go-live set for April 4, 2014

Synchronize your watches - the Epic@UNC system will "go live" at the first UNC Health Care locations at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014.

The go-live schedule is:

  • Go-Live #1
    April 4, 2014 
    UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians, Chatham Hospital, and UNC Physicians Network West
  • Go-Live #2
    June 20, 2014
    Rex Healthcare, Rex LLC, and UNC Physicians Network East
  • Future Go-Lives
    Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Pardee Hospital, High Point Regional Hospital, Regional Physicians, etc.

The Steering Committee and Executive Committee decided on a phased go-live schedule in order to reduce the patient safety and financial risks of the project. The specific entities in each phase were then decided based on patient safety concerns, our plans to consolidate major software, and the schedule of resident rotations at UNC Hospitals and its clinics.

We will have a phased approach for Epic@UNC training that mirrors the go-live schedule detailed above. Physicians and co-workers at Go-Live #1 entities (UNC Hospitals and its clinics, UNC Faculty Physicians, Chatham Hospital, UNC Physicians Network West) will begin training in January 2014. Our goal is to begin registering colleagues at Go-Live #1 entities for Epic@UNC training beginning in November 2013.

Everyone at our Go-Live #2 locations (Rex Healthcare, Rex LLC, and UNC Physicians Network East) will begin training in April 2014. Colleagues at Go-Live #2 locations will begin registering for Epic@UNC training in January 2014.

You can view full details of the Epic@UNC go-live plan and the reasoning behind it at our Go-Live timeline page.

Thank you for your support in making Epic@UNC a success!

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