A “How To” Guide for EMR Vendor Certification – 2011 Webinar

A “How To” Guide for EMR Vendor Certification – 2011 Webinar

Posted on 05. Apr, 2011 by in Education, Featured, Job Seekers, Webinars

Epic Systems Corporation makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals, and integrated healthcare organizations – working with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children’s organizations, safety net providers and multi-hospital systems.  Epic® has again been named the #1 Overall Software Vendor for 2010 by KLAS*. For their healthcare organization clients, Epic Systems provides a wide variety of EMR systems training programs, and subsequently methods to become Epic® EMR Certified.  This particular training and certification is provided exclusively by Epic Systems and only for their clients and their consulting agency partners’ staff.  To become Epic® system certified is much sought after nationwide, because it indicates to healthcare organizations and consulting agency employers of one’s EMR Systems specialized knowledge and proficiency to carry out the intricate requirements to safely and efficiently implement this vendor’s EMR system.

I’m well aware of this process as I have written about including my most popular post ‘I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can too! For me, this process to get Epic® EMR Vendor certified has been the very best career advancement I have experienced in my 25 year-old Healthcare Information Technology profession. Currently there are many, many new and exciting ways to get ‘Clinical Informatics’ education and/or degrees, including the ones being posted by my fellow bloggers here at Healthcare IT Today.  I have also mentioned in my blogs the great programs being offered by many community colleges nationwide due to the ARRA stimulus U.S. government funds for EMR / EHR certification programs.  But for folks such as myself, who have been around Information Technology since the “dinosaur” days, EMR Vendor Certification is the best ‘On-The-Job’ training program I have ever experienced and has provided a method for me to more than double my salary and/or hourly rate in 7 years, has allowed me to travel to work at hospitals and clinics nationwide, has expanded my IT skills to now include clinical workflow knowledge, and to be involved with the most exciting (and very challenging) cutting edge career happening today!  I have studied and worked very hard in acquiring three (3) Epic® EMR application certifications, I have completed 7 years of EMR implementation work assignments, and have this wonderful opportunity to share all of this through my blogs.

This year of 2011, my blogs and upcoming webinars will focus on EMR Vendor Certification experiences and how to apply this expertise and skill set in getting and keeping EMR Jobs and/or EMR consulting assignments.

Based on the many responses from my ‘I Got Certified…” blogger fans, I have developed my first 2011 EMRLive Webinar entitled: A “How To” Guide for EMR Vendor Certification - I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can Too!

This live online webcast is designed to provide information and guidance for Information Technology and Healthcare professionals seeking to get hired for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) jobs, and to provide information on the best “On-The-Job” training happening in the Healthcare Industry today.

Following are the key objectives for this 1 hour session:

  1. Learn who hires employees for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) jobs.
  2. Learn how to get EMR Vendor Certified.
  3. Discover what the EMR Training course is like and who provides this instruction.
  4. Learn how to evaluate your professional background for a matching EMR Job title.
  5. Explore EMR Job Salaries – and all the possibilities!

For details regarding the date, time, and cost of this 1 hour ‘”Live” webcast and how to enroll, please click this link > Register Now

Shirley Corsey

Shirley Corsey is a certified Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Consultant/Road Warrior, and owner of her own online training center for the Healthcare Information Technology industry. She is a seasoned Healthcare IT professional with over 25 years experience, with a recent career focus for the past 9 years in the EMR job market.

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13 Responses to “A “How To” Guide for EMR Vendor Certification – 2011 Webinar”

  1. Jaime

    22. Apr, 2011

    Hi Shirley,

    i am so proud of you and what you have done. I m planning to follow through your steps. I have a question though…i have been a nurse for 5 years and am in the process of getting employed by epic to be their interface analyst project manager. I have some concerns however. Will they certify me if i work for them directly? what about their non-compete contract? once i leave their company, will i be able to be employed by other hospitals doing epic???

  2. Epic Alum

    14. Jun, 2011

    Epic will send you to training camps for the PM role and application camps for the applications you support. The non-compete is very strict and you’ll be prevented from working on Epic projects for at least a year. I’ve heard they’ve increased the non-compete period. Even in places or situations where a non-compete would be unenforceable Epic has agreements with their customers and partnered not to hire you for that year. Even if you find a way to get an Epic job they’ll instruct their employees not to speak with you (they won’t take your calls, answer your emails, or answer your questions during conference calls).

  3. Shirley Corsey

    21. Jul, 2011

    Epic Systems Corporation makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals, and integrated healthcare organizations – working with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children’s organizations, safety net providers and multi-hospital systems. Epic® has again been named the #1 Overall Software Vendor for 2010 by KLAS*. For their healthcare organization clients, Epic Systems provides a wide variety of EMR systems training programs, and subsequently methods to become Epic® EMR Certified. This particular training and certification is provided exclusively by Epic Systems and only for their clients and their consulting agency partners’ staff. To become Epic® system certified is much sought after nationwide, because it indicates to healthcare organizations and consulting agency employers of one’s EMR Systems specialized knowledge and proficiency to carry out the intricate requirements to safely and efficiently implement this vendor’s EMR system.
    I’m well aware of this process as I have written about including my most popular post ‘I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can too! For me, this process to get Epic® EMR Vendor certified has been the very best career advancement I have experienced in my 25 year-old Healthcare Information Technology profession. Currently there are many, many new and exciting ways to get ‘Clinical Informatics’ education and/or degrees, including the ones being posted by my fellow bloggers here at Healthcare IT Today. I have also mentioned in my blogs the great programs being offered by many community colleges nationwide due to the ARRA stimulus U.S. government funds for EMR / EHR certification programs. But for folks such as myself, who have been around Information Technology since the “dinosaur” days, EMR Vendor Certification is the best ‘On-The-Job’ training program I have ever experienced and has provided a method for me to more than double my salary and/or hourly rate in 7 years, has allowed me to travel to work at hospitals and clinics nationwide, has expanded my IT skills to now include clinical workflow knowledge, and to be involved with the most exciting (and very challenging) cutting edge career happening today! I have studied and worked very hard in acquiring three (3) Epic® EMR application certifications, I have completed 7 years of EMR implementation work assignments, and have this wonderful opportunity to share all of this through my blogs.
    This year of 2011, my blogs and upcoming webinars will focus on EMR Vendor Certification experiences and how to apply this expertise and skill set in getting and keeping EMR Jobs and/or EMR consulting assignments.
    Based on the many responses from my ‘I Got Certified…” blogger fans, I have developed my first 2011 EMRLive Webinar entitled: A “How To” Guide for EMR Vendor Certification – I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can Too!

    I look forward in you joining this webinar and I will be happy to provide to you some great leads to get into this field. (…for me it was getting hired directly by a hospital that installed Epic EMR application system and then as a hospital employee you will get sent out to Epic for training…I let you in on how this happened to me and is still happening around the country!)

    Regards,
    Shirley
    http://www.HCITschool.com

  4. Shirley

    21. Jul, 2011

    Click following link for July webinar dates:
    http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A308294

    (August dates will be posted soon)

    Regards,
    SC Consultant, LLC

  5. EngageMeHIT

    12. Oct, 2011

    Hi Shirley! I’ve shared your links through tweets and linked posts and via email to a large number of folks that are eager to break into the Epic Space. Thank you so much for providing this information.

  6. Shirley Corsey

    25. Oct, 2011

    You are very welcome, I look forward to our continued information exchange and support. I like your new blog!

  7. Angie

    16. Dec, 2011

    Shirley, how difficult is the training? My employer is currently selecting employees to send for training at EPIC. They have indicated that it is extremely difficult and we will be spending 10 & 12 hours at work in addition to time spent at home working on projects and studying for each module exam. They are scaring alot of us away! Is it really that difficult?

  8. sunny

    22. Dec, 2011

    I hear you talking about Epic but is it possible to get certified through other companies such as eclincals , MD charts, etc. an how do I get started i took a very short ehr course and feel it was insufficient

  9. bella

    13. Jan, 2012

    Hi Shirley, I have a bachelor degree in health system management and currently am working in the hospital as a registrar. I have basic knowledge about computer.However, I am planning to get in to EMR career. How do I get epic certified in EMR?

  10. Shirley Corsey

    01. Feb, 2012

    Bella,

    The method for me (and most of the professionals I know who are Epic EMR Certified), is to get hired by a healthcare facility that has already implementated Epic EMRor is seeking to implement Epic EMR and be a part of the implementation team. This employer will then in turn send you through Epic Systems EMR provided Training.

    Regards,
    Shirley
    http://www.HCITschool.com

  11. jennifer

    30. Apr, 2012

    I am a pharmacist. I am interested in HIT. How would you suggest I get started. What steps you qualify me for even trying to get EPIC certified?

  12. Nicole

    12. Jul, 2012

    Hi Shirley,

    I came across this website and would really appreciate your advice on how I can become Epic certified.

    I currently work for a a premier medical facility in the NYC area. My position entails assisting various ambulatory departments with transitioning into the new program and I primarily work with administrative staff(Cadence,ADT, Prelude). I would love to learn more about the various modules and very eager to become certified or even credentialed.

    Unfortunatley, my employer will not cover my certification yet I am considering other career options to improve my marketability and enhance my knowledge about the Epic systems.

    Thank you in advance for any insight you provide.

    Sincerely,
    Nicole

  13. Betty

    15. Oct, 2012

    Shirley,

    Wonderful blog. Thanks so much.

    I am very interested in Epic credentialing rather than certification. If you have any information regarding these courses, could you please email this information? I am having a difficult time locating the classes.

    Many thanks,

    Betty M.

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