So you’re already Epic certified in one software module, and you’re staying relevant in your current role. But if you want to boost your job-hunting prowess and become a more marketable consultant for future employers, consider receiving Epic training in a module related to one you already know.
To become Epic certified in an additional module, you’ll still need to train at Epic Systems’ headquarters in Verona, Wis., but our consultants say their familiarity with the process from their initial certification makes it much easier to add additional certifications.
Because Epic Systems software modules are so tightly integrated, certifying in multiple modules can give you a broader view of how the software works, according to Allan Chau, a consultant certified in ADT, Prelude, Cadence and Welcome.
"While ADT and Cadence teams are typically set up in proximity to each other during implementation, they are different applications. That said, there is some overlap, whether it's related to hospital outpatient departments, work queues or how ADT and Cadence both interact with Prelude in their workflows," said Chau. "I'm able to contribute where knowledge gaps might exist in areas such as these, where my ADT expertise can be applied in Cadence, and provide Cadence-specific assistance when necessary, such as during a go-live."
According to our recruiters, Epic training in the following groups of modules makes sense because the modules are similar, the modules are complementary or the skill set needed for each is similar.
- ADT (Inpatient and Outpatient Admission, Discharge, Transfer), Prelude (Inpatient and Outpatient Registration) and Cadence (Scheduling)
- ASAP (Emergency Department) and Inpatient (Universal Hospital System)
- Ambulatory (Ambulatory Medical Record), MyChart (Patient Chart Access) and EpicCare Link (Web-based Application for Community Users)
- Beaker (Clinical Laboratory) and Orders (Care Team’s Orders)
- Cadence and Welcome (Patient Kiosk Application)
- Cloverleaf (Integration) and Bridges (Interface)
- HIM (Chart Deficiency Tracking, Release of Information, Coding) and Identity (Master Patient Index)
- MyChart and Reporting Workbench (Operational Reporting)
- OpTime (Surgical), Anesthesia (Anesthesia Information Management System) and Stork (OB/Gyn)
- Orders, ClinDoc (Clinical Documentation) and ASAP
- Radiant (Radiology) and Cupid (Cardiology)
- Resolute HB (Hospital Billing) PB (Professional Billing) and Tapestry (Managed Care)
- Willow (Pharmacy), Beacon (Oncology) and Beaker
- Willow and Ambulatory
Consultants, know of other modules that go well together? Tell us in the comments section below.