Epic Q2 2019 Update – Action Required

Review and Acknowledge Your Update Companion

Your Update Companion is now available in the Epic Learning Home. Be sure to acknowledge your review so you are prepared. The Update Companion is the sole training resource for our Epic Q2 2019 update on May 19. Review it carefully – and download or print if necessary. NOTE: Your manager will receive regular reports to confirm completion of your review. Companions include: 

  • Changes, including critical information, new features/workflows and helpful tips.
  • Guided Playground practice exercises.
  • Links to additional resources.

Verify You Reviewed Your Update Companion

Select the checkbox and click the Acknowledge button at the bottom of the Update Companion banner within Epic (see screenshot below). 

Where to Find Your Update Companion

The Update Companion is located in the banner on the top of your Learning Home in Epic. Your Learning Home is a separate dashboard within Epic that provides quick access to educational materials specific to your role. To visit Learning Home:

  • From Epic, click the Dashboard.
  • Select your Learning Home Dashboard from the Dashboard Launcher.
  • Click the Accept.

Visit the Epic Playground to Practice New Changes 

The Epic Playground reflects the Epic Q2 2019 updates. Use the guided activities located on the first page of your Update Companion to view changes and practice new workflows. These exercises should take about 15 minutes. 

For an updated list of user IDs and passwords for all roles, view Accessing the Epic Playground. Remember, you can see upgrade changes for other roles, like providers, by using the appropriate playground user IDs.

Some Epic Functions Unavailable

Tuesday, May 14 at 5 a.m. to Sunday, May 19 at 5 a.m.

Some Epic functions will be unavailable, and no changes or enhancements will be made from Tuesday, May 14 at 5 a.m. to Sunday, May 19 at 5 a.m. You’ll still be able to work in Epic as usual, but you won’t be able to apply filters in Chart Review, create/edit/share NoteWriter macros, SmartPhrases and SmartLinks or create/edit InBasket QuickActions.

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