September 12, 2011

Phase 2 of Epic initiative now recruiting employees

The second phase of Epic, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s systemwide electronic medical records initiative, is now being implemented, and about 85 positions need to be filled within a short time frame. The first round of interviews begins today, Sept. 12.

The initial rollout, Ambulatory First, focused on the ambulatory centers and community outpatient sites. The second phase will focus on Howard County General Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital, both members of JHM’s Community Division.

Employees with various levels of inpatient clinical services, registration and hospital billing, and technical, project management and business operations expertise are needed to implement the phase.

More information about the project, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available at

By implementing Epic, JHM will develop a fully integrated clinical and financial system providing access to a single patient’s record to any care provider anywhere in the Johns Hopkins system. In addition, Epic will allow patients to view significant components of their records, securely, from any computer. Implementation will take place over the next three to five years.