Program Description: 

This course is designed to provide enhanced training for providers that have experience using the Electronic Health Record (EHR) at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for patient care. The course focuses on topics related to quality improvement efforts and delivers the content as a comprehensive learning bundle. 

The classroom approach encourages providers to learn about quality initiatives and how to apply them to their current clinical practice using Epic. Providers will become familiar with and correctly use recently developed tools that support efficient use of the Epic system and the delivery of safe and effective patient care. The course addresses the following Institute of Medicine (IOM) quality objectives: Safety, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Practice-based learning & Improvement, Timeliness, and Patient Centered.

Providers will receive CME credit for completing this course, including completion of a pre-course and post-course survey. Providers should register for the “Provider Epic Education” course in Children’s University for the date they plan to attend.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Nurse Practitioners:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930. This program has been approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes X.X hours of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants:
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 1.5 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.


Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Allied Health Care Professionals
Learning objectives: 

After completing this course, providers should be able to: 1.) Identify the availability of current tools and resources, and 2.) Understand how to use the tools to improve current knowledge and use of the Epic system.

  • The learner will become familiar with and correctly use recently developed Epic tools that include decision-support to help them correctly identify risks and order appropriate tests or medications.  Using these tools correctly will also improve efficiency in ordering and documentation. 
  • Epic provide their customers with Provider Efficiency Profile (PEP) reports that identify how much time providers log in the system, what efficiency tools they currently have set up and how often they use these tools.
  • We plan to leverage pre- and post-session surveys to monitor how providers self-report their improved efficiency and compare that to the data provided by the PEP reports. This will allow us to identify the value of the session and make real-time improvements.
  • This CE activity would be modeled in part after the Epic Ambulatory Provider Education sessions implemented by the Gunderson health system where CME credit was offered for participating providers. The following information was presented by the Gunderson training team to their administrative leaders.
Faculty & credentials: 

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME policy on relevant financial disclosure, all speakers/planners were asked to reveal any relevant financial relationships, and there was nothing to disclose.

Activity Director: Mike Gutzeit, MD


Laura Marusinec, MD
Bob Rohloff, MD
Margaret Thew, PNP
Ilanalee Cabrera, APNP
Kim Somers, PA-C
Molly Schuelke, PA-C


CME Coordinator Contact Information

Jessica Jansky
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 266-1645
Series date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:30am to Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:30pm
Series location: 
Children’s Corporate Center
999 N 92nd St.
PC Large Classroom (CCC Suite 210)
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States