The Epic system brings with it a new set of terms and acronyms. Below are examples of the terms and definitions available on the Let’s Speak Epic page on the Epic Resource Center intranet site.
- ASAP: The ASAP Emergency Department Information System streamlines workflows and helps improve care delivery in busy ED environments. It combines instant access to comprehensive patient information with active decision-support functionality. Color-coded views and other functionality help staff members manage patients from arrival through discharge.
- Cadence: Cadence Enterprise Scheduling makes it easy for users to schedule visits and procedures while providing advanced tools that help improve patient services, keep appropriate slots open, and make the most efficient use of staff and other resources.
- OpTime: The OpTime Operating Room (OR) Management System helps improve surgeon productivity, OR utilization, and data access in both inpatient and ambulatory surgical environments. It also provides efficient workflows for scheduling, pre-operative anesthesia, documentation, and follow-up activities. With OpTime, surgeons can plan for an entire case from a single workflow, including entry of pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative orders.
- Subject Matter Expert (SME): Subject Matter Experts, or “SMEs,” participate in ad-hoc meetings to discuss detailed topics or questions specific to their area. They also participate in testing efforts and provide operational expertise to the training team to make sure the training program is relevant to staff and that it will be effective in preparing them for go live.