Epic@UNC 2016 key dates

Epic@UNC will become even more integrated in 2016 as three new modules are added and five additional UNC Health Care hospitals begin using the system.

The 2016 key dates are: 

March 15 

  • Phoenix Transplant Go-Live at UNC Hospitals.

April 16

  • “Beaker” labs information system Go-Live at UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, and UNC Physician Network practices. 
  • We anticipate that there will be an Epic@UNC downtime and downtimes for our current Labs systems (Soft, Cerner, Meditech) during the Beaker Go-Live and will share those details when finalized.
  • As we move from legacy lab systems to Beaker Labs, many lab orders will be removed from both personalized Order Sets/SmartSets and Preference Lists. We will share detailed instructions with providers as soon as possible on how to print your Order Sets/Smartsets and how to take screenshots of your Preference Lists in advance of the Beaker Go-Live.
  • View Beaker Labs news at http://news.unchealthcare.org/epic/beaker

May 21

  • Epic@UNC Go-Live #4 at High Point Regional Hospital and Johnston Health’s Clayton and Smithfield hospitals, including Beaker and a new “Cupid” cardiology information system. We do not anticipate the need for an Epic@UNC downtime at this time. 

June 18

  • Epic@UNC Go-Live #5 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Pardee Hospital and its clinics, including Beaker and Cupid. We do not anticipate the need for an Epic@UNC downtime at this time. 

Aug. 19 

  • “Cupid” cardiology information system Go-Live at UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Healthcare, and Chatham Hospital. We do not anticipate the need for an Epic@UNC downtime at this time.

New Applications

Note the following details for each new application:

Phoenix Transplant:

  • Employees who work in the Transplant Clinic at UNC Hospitals will receive in-person classroom training to use Phoenix.
  • A subset of Operating Room nurses may have required online training. Leaders in the appropriate areas will be contacted as necessary.

Beaker Labs:

  • Employees who work in our Labs will receive in-person classroom training to use Beaker.
  • Some workflows for certain nurses (such as lab label printing) will change when we begin using Beaker April 16. Preview sessions are scheduled to discuss details.

Cupid Cardiology:

  • Employees who work in our cardiology departments will receive in-person classroom training to use Cupid.
  • We will share much more information about Cupid and any impacts for non-cardiology users as we approach the Cupid Go-Lives later in 2016.

Go-Lives #4 & 5

  • Managers and Super Users at High Point Regional and Johnston Health begin their training on March 21. 
  • Managers/Super Users at Caldwell and Pardee begin Epic@UNC Training April 18. 
  • As these individuals finish training, you may be contacted by Epic@UNC team members or these managers/Super Users about visiting your department/unit and shadowing in an area already using Epic@UNC. 

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