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We are moving from Cerner. Trying to find a similar facility using this combo to ask questions to and see how problems are solved.  We have not been paired with a like account.  Let's be friends! :D

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make certain you validate the time it takes to populate in EPIC (I temp managed a facility that went live with EPIC and HCLL on the same day.  After some investigation why Nursing couldn't find units when we called that they were available for transfusion, it turned out that it took about 30 minutes for EPIC to receive and make available data from HCLL).  I was not privy to validations though I did have to approve them (seemed kind of bizarre).  I do not know the outcome as my tenure was up before it was resolved - I wanted to bring the FDA in.  Facility chose to bring in some folks higher up in the food chain to help resolve this issue.

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Our hospital went LIVE with Epic and WellSky in April 2020. The rest of the lab is Epic Beaker. We previously had MediTech house-wide. We have not experienced an interface delay between the 2 systems as David mentions above. We're a children's hospital with a level 2 trauma center.

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Thanks for the replies everyone!

 

I may be reaching out with questions as more develops.  

 

I've heard rumors about having to "log in" samples twice.  Can you guys confirm this?  

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On 1/13/2021 at 5:06 PM, sgoertzen said:

Our hospital went LIVE with Epic and WellSky in April 2020. The rest of the lab is Epic Beaker. We previously had MediTech house-wide. We have not experienced an interface delay between the 2 systems as David mentions above. We're a children's hospital with a level 2 trauma center.

You are closer in size/services to us than NancyC.  Do you mind if I reach out by email to introduce myself?  

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On 1/13/2021 at 7:44 AM, David Saikin said:

make certain you validate the time it takes to populate in EPIC (I temp managed a facility that went live with EPIC and HCLL on the same day.  After some investigation why Nursing couldn't find units when we called that they were available for transfusion, it turned out that it took about 30 minutes for EPIC to receive and make available data from HCLL).  I was not privy to validations though I did have to approve them (seemed kind of bizarre).  I do not know the outcome as my tenure was up before it was resolved - I wanted to bring the FDA in.  Facility chose to bring in some folks higher up in the food chain to help resolve this issue.

Well, I hope that has since been resolved! Sounds awful.

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