Lights! Camera! Epic!

Theresa Hyland, RN, Labor and Birth, and Nicholas Hawrysz, RPh, pharmacy application specialist, Pharmacy Services, are two employees who are featured in the Epic videos. In her video, Hyland discusses how Epic contributes to a safer environment for both mother and baby and Hawrysz discusses how Epic helps ensure the accuracy of prescriptions.
Theresa Hyland, RN, Labor and Birth, and Nicholas Hawrysz, RPh, pharmacy application specialist, Pharmacy Services, are two employees who are featured in the Epic videos. In her video, Hyland discusses how Epic contributes to a safer environment for both mother and baby and Hawrysz discusses how Epic helps ensure the accuracy of prescriptions.

For the York Street Campus, the Epic go-live is less than a month away and employees continue to prepare at an intense pace to ensure a smooth implementation on Friday, February 1.

The Epic Team has prepared a series of 2-minute or less videos easily available on the Epic go-live site. The "stars" of the videos come from the three Yale New Haven Health System hospitals and are effective advocates for the real-life advantages of the Epic system.

Marna P. Borgstrom, YNHH CEO, introduces the series and discusses how Epic will help YNHHS hospitals, Yale School of Medicine, Northeast Medical Group and community physicians provide better, less duplicative patient care.

Employees briefly discuss the advantages Epic brings to patient care, including: barcoding at the bedside using patient ID bands; facilitating patient records between doctor and Emergency Department; MyChart and patient access to his/her medical records; how Epic helps track radiology patients; how it documents quick disclosures; how Epic builds a patient's profile.

YNHH employees discuss four areas in the videos: how Epic helps staff give Advanced Beneficiary Notice to Medicare patients; how Epic eliminates dual charting on Labor and Birth; how it helps streamline the consent process in Anesthesia; and how Epic provides safeguards in Pharmacy for ensuring correct dosages.

"These videos are short, sweet and to the point and involve employees who know how Epic will improve practice and make care safer," said Lisa Stump, vice president, Epic Project. "We are getting close to implementation so I encourage employees to invest 15-20 minutes to watch the videos. It's reassuring to hear how staff members are using Epic — it makes the training and practice leading up to go-live worthwhile."