2015 concluded with the Bayview Inpatient and Revenue Cycle Epic go-lives. Thank you to the central Epic team and to those faculty, nurses and administrators from the Department of Medicine who spent nights, days and weekends making this a successful go-live. We also want to recognize those who continue to support the transition. Overall we believe that the Epic rollout was a success. One challenge that East Baltimore faced was a problem with TAP, which made billing difficult for several weeks. We believe that this has been fixed. More detailed updates will be emailed to division directors and administrators. Please contact your division director or administrator if you continue to have difficulty with TAP. Thank you to all of those who were on service during the transition for your patience and collaboration. It would not have been a success without you!

We are now planning for East Baltimore’s July 1, 2016 go-live. What does planning for go-live look like? The next six months will be spent ensuring all faculty and staff receive the necessary training for the inpatient Epic system. We will be sure to incorporate lessons learned from the Bayview rollout as we plan for July 1.

Who will be leading these planning efforts? Stephanie Poe, chief nursing administration officer, will be kicking off the JHH Clinical & Operational Readiness Work Group on January 22.  In the Department of Medicine, we are also forming an Inpatient Activation Task Force, which will begin meeting later this month. The triad leading the DOM task force consists of:

Tim Niessen, MD- Epic Physician Advisor

Donna Beitler, RN- Medical Nursing Clinical Informatics Coordinator

Hailey James, MHA- Assistant Administrator, Inpatient Operations & Excellence

Stay tuned for updates as July 1 approaches!

-Hailey James, Assistant Administrator for Inpatient Operations & Excellence

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