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Multi-factor authentication to enable e-prescribing of controlled substances

Aug. 17, 2017—The Epic Electronic Health Record System, eStar, will go live at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Nov. 2 and will enable Medical Center health care providers to prescribe controlled substances electronically.

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Focus on Epic: EpicLeap to make care seamless at VUMC

Aug. 10, 2017—EpicLeap, a project that will transform patient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) through new technology and processes, started in 2015 with a notification from a technology vendor. A few of the key pieces of software VUMC uses to currently provide care were no longer going to be supported by the vendor. Vanderbilt’s HealthIT team was then faced with a crucial decision — they could provide support for the software bundle themselves, upgrade to the vendor’s suggested replacements, or consider a totally different solution altogether.

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Focus on Epic: Extensive planning, preparation set stage for smooth launch

Aug. 10, 2017—“If you haven’t been part of an Epic Go Live before, it’s a pretty amazing experience,” said Chris Costello, director of the EpicLeap program, referring to the time period when Epic software goes into production for the first time. “It’s borderline magical.”

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Focus on Epic: Epic transition promises benefits for VUMC patients

Aug. 10, 2017—When eStar goes live in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, the transition process should be largely invisible to the hundreds of patients who will be in the care of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) at the time.

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Focus on Epic: Parking plan for EpicLeap training in effect

Aug. 10, 2017—With EpicLeap training underway this month, employees will need to ensure they are following the special parking rules in effect until early November.

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Focus on Epic: eStar training for employees to be ‘all hands on deck’ effort

Aug. 10, 2017—Training an entire organization on how to use a new computer system isn’t a simple task — especially when it involves adequately training more than 17,000 employees during a span of just 10 weeks.

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Focus on Epic: eStar creates galaxy of interconnected applications

Aug. 10, 2017—In an effort to continue its constant search for ways to enhance patient care, VUMC has embarked on a journey to reach for the future of health care — a new galaxy equipped with the resources needed to take its work to new heights.

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Assembly outlines how Epic aligns with organizational goals

Aug. 10, 2017—Much more than a just software replacement, eStar, the Epic-based clinical software platform replacing StarPanel, will be the backbone of a new information technology ecosystem for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) that will usher in future successes and create the potential to better serve patients, said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of VUMC and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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eSmart portal set to bolster clinical research enterprise

Jul. 20, 2017—About 250 research staff members attended an EpicLeap for Research Town Hall on Monday to learn what they must do to prepare for the Nov. 2 launch of eStar, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s version of the Epic clinical, administrative and billing software system.

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Address highlights VUMC Nursing’s achievements

May. 25, 2017—Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., revisited the successes of Vanderbilt Nursing over the last year and looked to the future in her 2017 State of Nursing address on May 25 in Light Hall.

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‘Space Stations’ help introduce EpicLeap system

May. 18, 2017—Cheryl Blackwell walked into a room with her reading glasses propped atop her head and was greeted by people wearing wacky antennas adorned with rocket ships and planets.

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