On February 22, 2018, I am a motivational speaker for the North Carolina Epic Users Group Meeting.
The event takes place at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Over 800 analysts from healthcare facilities across North Carolina will attend.
Epic's applications support functions related to patient care, including registration and scheduling; clinical systems for doctors, nurses, emergency personnel, and other care providers; systems for lab technologists, pharmacists, and radiologists; and billing systems for insurers.
Analysts work with their health system users to make sure people are trained, and the software is running correctly. Being the interface between technology and patient care can be challenging.
Healthcare providers are very patient outcome focused and can feel like technology distracts from or hinders this ability.
The software stores patient data that allows physicians to more quickly understand a patients history and make patient interaction quicker. Overall, having all patient data accessible and in one spot makes it easier to understand a patients history. The usefulness of the technology can directly impact a patients outcomes and quality of life.
A skilled analyst helps bridge the gap where the software needs troubleshooting or can escalate it to stakeholder groups to make any optimizations or changes to benefit users.
Naturally, tension can build. The software also needs regular updates which need to be communicated and implemented. This event is an opportunity for analysts from diverse healthcare facilities to come together, network and share ideas.
I look forward to being the closing funny motivational speaker for the NC User Group Managers Meeting.
I will present the keynote speech; This Would be Funny if it Wasn't Happening to Me! How to Navigate the Future with Humor, Enthusiasm, and Vigor.