March 6 Epic Update Complete

The March 6 Epic Update is now complete. This Update includes new features and enhancements to improve security and functionality.

To learn about the changes for your role, view the Update Companion using the links below.

Each  Companion includes summaries of the top role-based changes, right on the front page, as well as additional details on other changes and enhancements.

Update Companions

** You must be connected to the Houston Methodist network to download and view the Update Companion.

Provider Companions

Clinician Companions

Non-Clinician / Staff Companions

Epic Training

New Hire Nurses

All Epic training is taking place remotely, either through live, instructor-led WebEx courses or self-paced online courses. At this time, live WebEx courses continue on the same dates and times as scheduled in LMS.

We are now offering a two-part training program to better serve our new nurses. The first session consists of an online, self-paced learning and the second is an instructor-led WebEx.

Inpatient Med-Surg/ICU:
Epic Course # 1583052
Epic New Hire CLN Inpatient Nurse (Part 1 Online Only)
(2 hours)

Epic Course # 1583048
Epic New Hire CLN Inpatient Nurse (Part 2 Instructor Review WebEx Only)
(3 hours)

ED:
Epic Course # 1581503
Epic New Hire ED RN 201/202 (Part 1 Online Only)
(2 hours)

Epic Course # 246006
Epic New Hire ED RN 201/202 (Part 2 Instructor Review WebEx Only)
(2 hours)

OB:
Epic Course # 1581385
Epic New Hire OB/Nursery/Labor/Postpartum Nurse (Part 1 Online Only)
(2 hours)

Epic Course # 1581626
Epic New Hire OB/Nursery/Labor/Postpartum Nurse (Part 2 Instructor Review WebEx Only)
(4 hours)

Agency/Travel/Flex Nurses

During clinical orientation, onsite clinical educators assign one of the following online trainings to agency, travel and flex nurses, who will receive an email from LMS with login information.

Floating to Inpatient, Med-Surg, ICU or Psych:
Epic Course # 1581405
Epic New Hire CLN Agency Inpatient Nurse-Med Surg/ICU/Psych (Online Only)
(1.5 hours)

Floating to ED:
Epic Course # 1573002
Epic New Hire ED205 Emergency Department Nurse for Epic Trained Flex/Float Nurse (Online Only)
(1 hour)

Floating Nurses (With or Without Epic Experience)

For HM floating nurses, specific courses are required based on your role, the role you are floating to and whether you have Epic experience. For more information on role-based courses, click here.

Nurses that are new hires but have previous Epic experience may qualify to take the accelerated online course. Click for further details. To qualify to take the accelerated online course only, nurses must have:

  • Two years of previous experience using Epic.
  • Actively worked in Epic within the last year.

ED Nurses can take the following accelerated courses online:
Epic Course #1581328
Epic New Hire CLN Inpatient Nurse – Accelerated (Online Only)

Epic Course #1581355
Epic New Hire ED Emergency Nurse – Accelerated (Online Only)

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