My facility is going through the process of training all employees to use EPIC. It's a new system that is on the computer and is replacing all the patients paper charts. They say this new system is suppose to be easier and that it will make the Doctors be more responsible and their orders more legible. Along with that instead of running around looking for "who" has the chart. I can now be in the chart, when radiology, dietician, social worker, doctor, etc is also in it. Also, I think it has something to do JCAHO.
This is all new to me, for I was just hired at this facility and I am going through the hospital orientation part which includes EPIC training. I'm not even sure what EPIC stands for.(I think it's something like Electronic Patient, Information, C (not sure) I'm sure that they have said it in class a few times but I'm so into learning each module and studying for the test they have at the end. I wasn't paying attention.
I am very nervous for EPIC, is going live this Sunday, at my facility. There is alot of information to learn and grasp. I hear or what I'm being told is that eventually that it will be used all over the United States. I just wanted to know what states use them now?
Does anyone use EPIC in there facility? Is anyone currently training to use the system? If so,
1. How do you like it?
2. Is it just a time consuming as paper charts?
3. How did your doctors adjust to using it?
4. How did you and your fellow nurses adjust?
Any input would be great to hear from you!!