Metropolitan area with same EHR Vendor for different hospitals systems…how do you address training?More and more we are seeing single EHR vendors take over regions. The interoperability is wonderful, but how does the same vendor impact training. We are seeing bored new hires sitting through "My third version of Epic training".
We are an "Epic House" same as the wide majority of the hospital systems in the Dallas Fort Worth area. The functionality of Epic is similar from one organization to another. Differences are in how each organization decides to customize according to policy, Epic versions and third party applications. Although differences might be slight, I believe every system is putting new hires though full classes regardless of previous experience.
My question to the group is how others are addressing the issues of training staff who have used your EHR vendors previously. Has anyone developed a gap analysis between their neighboring hospital systems? Has anyone developed a skill validation? What other ways have you all looked at this issue?Thank you for any input,Heather Scroggins MSN, RN-BC