Epic Users' Group Meetings – UGM 2018 -- August 27-30, 2018
This conference is organized for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other Epic users to network and share practical knowledge unique to their experience with Epic software. The conference features user presentations, breakout discussions and upcoming functionality previews of particular interest to our physician, nursing and pharmacist communities. The content of these sessions reflects identified educational needs from the experiences of established users, both in the user presentations and the Epic-led discussions and previews.
A key feature in the success of Epic conferences is the presentation of experiences from the user community. Organizations around the country have independently identified areas of need, and leveraged EHR technology to address these areas in innovative fashion. The shared wisdom of the user community, supplemented by Epic-led breakout discussions and new functionality previews, create a learning experience for the audience which incorporates deeper understanding of health care delivery, EHR technology, and the interaction between the two.
In order to provide structure and context to the diverse content offerings, educational material can be broadly categorized into four areas: 1) clinical care (decision support, cost-effectiveness, patient safety, optimizing workflows), 2) Healthcare provider efficiency (documentation, orders management, clinical data review), 3) Patient experience (healthcare provider and patient communication, patient engagement), and 4) Analytics (disease management and population health).
Following this training the participant will be able to:
- Utilize EHR technology to support clinical decision-making and patient safety.
- Discuss methods of applying EHR technology to improve the process of providing care, and to practice more cost-effectively.
- Describe methods of improving the patient care experience through utilizing EHR technology
- Identify areas of patient and population management where access to data can potentially improve the process and outcomes of care delivery
- Describe EHR tools which enable healthcare providers to analyze data for patient care and population management.
Mike Radtke, MD – Clinical Informatics, Epic
Sam Butler, MD - Content Expert, Epic
Emily Barey, RN, MSN - Content Expert, Epic
Denise Rasmusssen, RN, BSN - Content Expert, Epic
Jim Russell, RPh - Content Expert, Epic
Melinda Berhnlohr - Activity Coordinator, Epic
Policy on Disclosure
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and the following individuals indicated that they do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose: Mike Radtke, Sam Butler, Emily Barey, Denise Rasmussen, Jim Russell, Melinda Bernlohr.
* The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and Epic. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 18.25 AAFP Credits
- 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 19.75 ANCC Contact Hours
- 19.75 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
- 19.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours