Nursing Efficiency Assessment Tool Overview INP550w (April 1 - December 31, 2021)

Verona, WI US
April 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Statement of Need and Purpose

Healthcare is changing quickly with the electronic health record (EHR) matching this rapid pace. It is important for clinicians and departments to be efficient while working within EHRs. Clinical Informaticists need to be able to assess and improve build design and workflows to meet the needs for providers and to promote efficiencies. They also need to identify the behaviors of providers or departments to promote efficiencies and to identify training needs. The Nursing Efficiency Assessment Tool (NEAT) provides Clinical Informaticists with system data and the tools they need to help prioritize continuous improvement opportunities and develop targeted action plans for specific providers and departments.

This course builds upon reporting content found in CLN102 and shows learners how to effectively use NEAT clinical review tools to assess individual users and departments, select tailored training, if needed, and to identify potential areas for project teams to focus on when implementing new or existing tools.

Elements of Competence

This CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the Institute of Medicine areas of utilizing informatics and the Interprofessional and Nursing areas of roles/responsibilities and teams and teamwork.

    Intended Audience

    This course is intended for Nurse Clinical Informaticists in inpatient practice settings and Clinical Informaticists who are using Epic's EHR in their daily workflow and would benefit from using NEAT.

    Learning Objectives

    Following this training, learners will be able to:

    • Describe the purpose and value of empowering Epic End Users.
    • Identify common ways to personalize the EHR experience for clinicians.
    • Apply pocket guide tips to case-based scenarios and select appropriate methods to personalize the EHR.

    Specific Course Dates/Locations/Trainers

    • Date - Location; Trainers: Trainer names
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 2.00 ANCC Contact Hours
    • 2.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
    Registration opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    04/01/2021 - 8:30am CDT
    Event ends: 
    12/31/2021 - 11:30pm CST

    Agenda  -  Empowering the EPIC End User for Clinical Informaticists (CLN2020v)

    *This is a two-hour instructor led course taught over a live webcast with no breaks.

    Course topics:

    • Why Are We Here?
    • Getting Started with NEAT
    • Case Study
    • Prioritizing Outreach and Training
    • Takeaways
    • Reviewing your Knowledge
    Live Webcast and/or In-Person at Epic Campus - Voyager Hall
    1979 Milky Way
    Verona, WI 53594
    United States

    This course will be held live via WebCast or at Epic, Voyager Hall - Madison, Wisconsin. (see agenda of specific course)

    Planning Committee Members, Trainers and ICEP Staff


    Haley Adams, Epic Trainer

    Course Director/Trainer

    Nina Berge, BA, Administrative Assistant,
    University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing

    ICEP Staff

    Sam Collin, Epic Trainer

    Technical Expert

    Angela Ginocchio, Epic Trainer


    Jodi Greig, Epic Trainer


    Ryan Hall, Epic Technical Expert

    Technical Expert

    Adam Heidke, Epic Trainer


    Kirsti Johanson, Epic Trainer


    Angie Johnson, Epic Trainer


    Katie Lee, Epic Events and Design Coordinator, Epic

    Planning Committee Member

    Nikki Metzger, Epic Technical Expert

    Technical Expert

    Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RN, Program Coordinator,
    University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing

    ICEP Staff

    Ericka Muesse, Epic Technical Expert

    Technical Expert

    Megan Nelson, Epic Trainer

    Planning Committee Member/Trainer

    Stuart Pawlak, Epic Trainer


    Tyler Powers, Epic Trainer


    Gregg Springan, RN, Epic Nurse Executive

    Planning Committee Member

    Joe Zillmer, Epic Technical Expert

    Planning Committee Member/Trainer


    Policy on Disclosure

    It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this continuing education (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 discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. For this educational activity all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below: 

    Epic CLN Course Planning Committee and Speaker Disclosure

    *The ACCME 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 ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

    The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity needs accommodations, please contact

    Discloser List CME Internal Report

    Accreditation Statement

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (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 Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 ANCC contact hours.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .20 CEUs or 2.00 hours.


    Available Credit

    • 2.00 ANCC Contact Hours
    • 2.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

    Please login or register to take this course.

    Required Hardware/software

    All Epic training sessions use a current release of the application. If your organization is using an older version of the software, you will likely encounter some discrepancies between the features and functionality you learn at Epic and what is actually available in your system.