Epic Users Group Meetings – UGM 2021 -- Aug 23-25, 2021

Verona, WI US
August 23, 2021 to August 25, 2021

Course Overview

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). 



  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice


  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Apply quality improvement
  • Utilize informatics


  • Values/ethics for interprofessional practice
  • Roles/responsibilities
  • Interprofessional communication
  • Teams and teamwork


  • Communication
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Patient-centered care
  • Population-based care


  • Address health disparities
  • Value diversity in the clinical encounter

Intended Audience

This activity is designed to reach Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychologists, and Social Workers.

Learning Objectives

Following this training the participant will be able to:

  • Identify EHR tools or strategies to support clinical decision-making and patient safety
  • Design and implement data reporting tools which analyze and present patient information in a fashion that will promote tracking and improving disparate health care outcomes and promote health equity.
  • Describe methods of improving the patient care experience through utilizing EHR technology to improve communications among the healthcare team and with patients and their caregivers.
  • Identify sources of data within the EHR that empower healthcare providers to perform data-driven analysis of care processes and outcomes to enhance patient care and population management.
  • Develop strategic networks of providers and healthcare organizations to support ongoing learning after the conference through interactive sessions and clinical working group opportunities
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.75 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 15.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 13.75 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/23/2021 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
08/25/2021 - 5:00pm CDT


Epic Campus - Voyager Hall
1979 Milky Way
Verona, WI 53593
United States

This course will be held in Voyager Hall

Planning Committee

Dave Little, MD - Clinical Informatics, Physician, & Content Expert, Epic

Sam Butler, MD - Clinical Informatics, Physician, Content Expert, Epic

Emily Barey, RN, MSN - Clinical Informatics, Nurse, Content Expert, Epic

Denise Rasmusssen, RN - Clinical Informatics, Nurse, Content Expert, Epic

Greg Springan, RN - Clinical Informatics, Nurse, Content Expert, Epic

Jim Russell, RPh - Clinical Informatics, Pharmacist, Content Expert, Epic

Ryan Stolcpart, PharmD - Clinical Informatics, Pharmacist, Content Expert, Epic

Melinda Berhnlohr - Activity Coordinator, Epic

Katie Lee - Activity Coordinator, Epic

Content Reviewers

Alaa Alsadi, MD

Peter Kleinschmidt, MD

Tracy Mrocheck, RN, MPH

Brielle Wenthur, PharmD

filePlanner & Reviewer resolution statement 11-30-20.docx

Microsoft Office document icon Planning Committee Letter Jointly Provided 5-14-21.doc


Policy on Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. For this accredited continuing education activity, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and the following individuals indicated that they do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose: Dave Little, Sam Butler, Emily Barey, Denise Rasmussen, Greg Springan, Jim Russell, Ryan Stolcpart, Melinda Bernlohr, Katie Lee, Alaa Alsadi, Peter Kleinschmidt, Tracy Mrocheck, Brielle Wenthur.

* Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Discloser List CME Internal Report


Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn 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 Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 ANCC contact hours. 

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum of 12.0 hours (1.275 CEUs) of CPE credit. Credit can be earned by documented attendance and by successfully completing the activity evaluation. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.



The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 1.575 continuing education units (CEUs) or 15.75 hours.

Available Credit

  • 12.75 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 15.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 15.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    • 13.75 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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