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Published on April 28th, 2014

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EPIC Update

All,

As I previously communicated, the Network has spent the last 18 months researching and selecting a replacement for our current IT system and we ultimately selected Epic.

Since this selection, a great deal of planning has commenced.  We’ve determined our timeline and sequencing for when the hospitals will go “live” on the new system:

  • Miners, Quakertown, Warren and Anderson:  October 3, 2015
  • Bethlehem and Allentown:  March 5, 2016

Additionally, we’ve determined our program structure and more importantly, have selected those individuals from the network who will be a part of the core Epic program team.

Knowing how important implementing Epic is tied to the success of the overall organization, a great deal of time and effort was taken to recruit resources from across the system from a variety of positions such as nursing, registration, billing, IT, etc..  To be sure, this is not an IT driven project but rather one that will require the input and involvement of the entire network.  The below table denotes who from the network we’ve recruited to be a part of the project team, their previous role and their new role on the Epic team.

Name New Epic EHR Role Previous Position Department Entity
Lori J. Achey Analyst/Builder Senior Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Idalina Ackerman Analyst/Builder Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Kelly Andersch Instructional Designer Medical Laboratory Technician Lab SLB
Travis Andrew Analyst/Builder Senior Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Catherine Arawjo Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Gary Behler Analyst/Builder Registered Nurse NW7 SLB
Gregg Best Analyst/builder Senior Application Analyst IT System Services
Tina Biery Analyst/Builder Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Renee Blasko Instructional Designer Registered Nurse (weekends) Med/Surge 2 SLRA
Kimberly Blatt Instructional Designer Registered Nurse (weekends) P9 SLB
Carla Bonomo Analyst/Builder Senior Application Analyst IT System Services
Debbie Bowlby Revenue Cycle Applications Manager Manager, Revenue Cycle Application & Development IT System Services
Christopher Brida Analyst/Builder Pharmacy Application Analyst IT System Services
Judith Brossman Analyst/Builder HIE Data Integrity Specialist IT System Services
Brian Burd Analyst/Builder Senior Application Analyst IT System Services
Kathryn Caporicci Project Manager Clinical Project Manager IT System Services
Judy Carr Analyst/Builder Certified Coding Specialist Coding System Services
Kelly Cavall Analyst/Builder LIS Coordinator IT System Services
Lisa Cericola Lead Analyst/Builder Lead Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Prem Chand Client Systems Management & OS Support Senior Systems Engineer IT System Services
Amy Coughlin Instructional Designer Registered Nurse Med/Surg 3 SLRA
Melinda Da Silva Instructional Designer Business Office Manager Business Office System Services
Ilona Eckert Analyst/Builder Lead Clinical Informatic Nurses IT System Services
Timothy Faul Analyst/Builder Programmer Analyst IT System Services
Michael Fenstermacher Analyst/Builder Medical Laboratory
Technician
Lab SLA
Kimberly Galvin Project Manager Project Manager IT System Services
Michael Gibson Analyst/Builder Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Chase Gobble Drageon Field Support Technician IT System Services
Bryan Green Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Jennifer Grell Operational Readiness Leader Trauma Manager Trauma SLB
Susan Hahn Instructional Designer Registered Nurse P6 SLB
Mark Hahn Analyst/Builder Registered Nurse P6 SLB
Sarah Hamrick Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Mary Hargreaves Instructional Designer Systems Training Coordinator Scheduling System Services
Kyle Harryn Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
James Hazard Analyst/Builder Pharmacy Application Analyst IT System Services
Jacqueline Hicks Lead Analyst/Builder Lead Application Analyst IT System Services
Monique Hilliard Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Gina Hinkle Financial Systems Analyst External Hire External System Services
Dawn Hoffert Analyst/Builder Registered Nurse PPHP 3 SLB
Kelsie Hofmann Instructional Designer Registered Nurse (weekends) ER SLRA
Joshua Howard Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Kimberly Huskey Project Manager Manager, Ancillary Information Systems IT System Services
Jessica Johnson Instructional Designer PMO Administrator IT System Services
Marci Kacyon Instructional Designer Registered Nurse OR SLB
Charles Kageni Analyst/Builder Customer Support Analyst IT System Services
Lisa Kline Operational Readiness Leader Senior Director, Patient Business Office Business Office System Services
Bonita Kolosky Analyst/Builder Programmer Analyst IT System Services
John Kushnir Instructional Designer Certified Surgical Technical OR SLA
Robin Lapadula Administrative Secretary External Hire External System Services
Robert Larrabee Transition Coordinator Director IT Operations IT System Services
Mary Laubach Analyst/Builder Lab Application Analyst IT System Services
Michael Leith Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Susan Lynn Analyst/Builder LIS Coordinator IT System Services
Kristine Mannix Analyst/Builder Registered Nurse OR SLB
David Margeson Report Writer Application Analyst IT System Services
Brennan Martin Analyst/Builder Compliance Associate Compliance System Services
Gloria Masiado Instructional Designer Registered Nurse Radiology SLW
Elizabeth McCool Project Manager, Benefits Real Registered Nurse PPHP 4 SLB
Matthew McDonnell Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Sue Mertz Lead Analyst/Builder Manager, Transcription Transcription System Services
Jeremy Miller Client Systems Management Systems Engineer IT System Services
Kelechi Odimma Analyst/Builder Nursing Informatics Staffing / Admin Services SLW
Garrett Olson Analyst/Builder Pharmacy Application Analyst IT System Services
Cynthia Ramos Analyst/Builder Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Frances Remaly Instructional Designer Application Analyst IT System Services
Stephen Roderick Analyst/Builder Registered Nurse (weekends) ER SLRA
Joshua Rosentel Report Writer Analyst Clinical Analytics System Services
Tracy Samson Analyst/Builder Professional Practice Clinician Staffing / Admin Services SLW
Yvonne Santiago Analyst/Builder Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Heather Schaffer Analyst/Builder Content Management Analyst IT System Services
Candace Schmidt Instructional Designer Lead Patient Access Rep Patient Access System Services
Julie Schwartz Lead Analyst/Builder Lead Operations Analyst IT System Services
Nancy Schwartz Instructional Designer Customer Support Analyst IT System Services
Barry Seltzer Analyst/Builder Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Robert Serra Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Colleen Sprissler Clinical Applications Manager Manager, Nursing Informatics IT System Services
Brian Stauffer Analyst/Builder Application Analyst IT System Services
Wendy Strohl Analyst/Builder Clinical Application Analyst IT System Services
Elyse Thomas Lead Analyst/Builder PACS Project Coordinator Imaging Support Services System Services
Kathy Tierney Analyst/Builder Billing Systems Analyst O / P Billing System Services
John Timko Analyst/Builder Pharmacy, Lead Analyst IT System Services
Rebecca Tyson Analyst/Builder Supervisor, Pre encounter Center Pre-Encounter Center System Services
Karen Venzke Analyst/Builder Lab Team Lead Lab SLW
Julia Vogler Report Writer Senior Clinical Analyst Clinical Analytics System Services
Ann Warnken Analyst/Builder LIS Coordinator IT System Services
Chris Weaver Analyst/Builder Senior Application Analyst IT System Services
Keri Weintraub Operational Readiness Leader Director PT Care Services Patient Services SLB
Stacey White-Johnson Report Writer Programmer Analyst IT System Services
Matthew Zangari Lead Report Writer Senior Business Intelligence Analyst Analytics & Business Intelligence System Services

Even though your name may not be listed in the table above, we will still need help from many of you.  As noted above, this is an operations driven program.  We will be seeking hundreds of subject matter experts in the upcoming weeks to help validate the workflows.  Additionally, there will be numerous opportunities to assist in clinical content review as well as becoming a “super user”.  Stay tuned.

Joel Fagerstrom
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Chad Brisendine
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

To learn more, download the PowerPoint.

 

 


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