Upgrades planned for Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23
Planned upgrades for Epic and Cerner will require a downtime for both systems on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. The downtime for Epic will begin at 2:00 pm on July 22 and is expected to be ready for live use on Monday, July 24; the Cerner platform will go offline beginning at 12:00 am on Sunday, July 23 and is expected to be available at 6:30 am the same day.
The upgrade from Epic 2014 to Epic 2017 includes a significant change in the user interface, highlighted by a more intuitive workflow expected to reduce “clicks” by 25 percent. The Cerner upgrade will result in fewer modifications to the look and feel, but includes new templates as part of the platform’s “Dynamic Documentation” for providers. While an SRO (Support Read Only) version of Epic will be available during the upgrade, standard downtime procedures should be implemented for both systems.
While the upgrades will not affect Butler teams, the downtime will. Moira Varone will send instructions on the procedures to use during the downtime. Additional information and educational materials on the Epic/Cerner upgrade will also be available.