Epic v2018

On November 11, Houston Methodist upgrades to Epic v2018 to provide the latest features to improve safety and quality of care, productivity and financial outcomes. Many of the new features will positively impact our patients and you.

Details about the changes for your area are located in your Upgrade Spotlight and Upgrade Companion. Be sure to read these carefully so you are prepared.

Upgrade Companions

Upgrade Companions provide details on new features and workflow enhancements with the Epic v2018 upgrade. They are your sole training resource and include guided practice activities in the Epic Playground. Role-specific Upgrade Companions are available through a link in the banner at the top of your Learning Home.

Don’t forget to acknowledge your review of the Upgrade Companion in your Learning Home. A weekly report will be provided to managers and senior leadership.

Ambulatory Clinical Support Staff Emergency Nurse Patient Access Staff
Ambulatory Provider Emergency Provider Perioperative Leader
Anesthesia Inpatient Ancillary Staff Perioperative Staff
Billing – Hospital CBO Staff Inpatient Nursing Scheduling Staff
Billing – Hospital CBO and SBO Leader Inpatient Provider Pharmacist
Billing – Hospital SBO Staff Long Term Care Staff Quality
Billing – PO CBO Leader OB Nurse, UAA, PCA Radiology Tech
Billing – PO CBO Staff OB Provider Scheduling Staff
Cardiologist Oncologist
Cardiology Staff Oncology Staff


Upgrade Spotlights

Upgrade Spotlights provide a high-level overview of role role-based changes coming with the Epic v2018 upgrade. Note: Some roles are minimally impacted by the upgrade, so no specific Spotlight will be available. But you can review Spotlight documents for other positions or see all changes in the Executive Summary Spotlight.

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