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Clinical IT System Demonstrations

Physician Sessions to be Held April 24, May 1 and May 4

By John G. Harold, M.D., and William W. Brien, M.D.
Co-Chairs, Physician Advisory Team, Clinical System Selection

In just 10 days -- on April 23 -- your opportunity to assess and test the three vendor products competing to be selected as Cedars-Sinai's core clinical information technology system begins. The process of final selection is user-driven and depends on the active participation of our medical staff, as well as employees from varying disciplines throughout the medical center.

There are basically three ways you can learn about the Cerner, Eclipsys and Epic systems in varying levels of detail, to compare the three and provide your input in a formal review process. We urge you to participate and select the option that works best for you.

  • Physician Sessions: These are one-hour demonstrations, followed by one hour for you to ask questions of the various vendor representatives. They are scheduled at times and locations most convenient for the medical staff and will be directed specifically to physicians.
    -- 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    -- Cerner: Tuesday, April 24, Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute, Conference/Classroom 2058, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    -- Eclipsys: Tuesday, May 1, Cedars-Sinai Board Room, across from Harvey Morse Auditorium
    -- Epic: Friday, May 4, Cedars-Sinai Board Room
  • Drop-In Sessions: These sessions are not scripted and everyone is invited to stop by at any time during the scheduled hours and stay for as long or short a period as desired. This option offers the opportunity to talk directly with the vendor representatives and look at specific functionalities you may be interested in.
    -- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    -- Cerner: Tuesday, April 24, Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute, Conference/Classroom 2058, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    -- Eclipsys: Tuesday, May 1, ECC-C
    -- Epic: Friday, May 4, Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute, Conference/Classroom 2058, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Full-Day Future State Demonstration Sessions: These sessions offer the most in-depth analysis of all functionality that each vendor will be offering. They are based on scenarios specific to Cedars-Sinai that were developed from the more than 700 future state requirements identified from user input earlier in the year.
    -- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    -- RSVP required to Sonja Brewer at (310) 423-4366
    -- Le Meridien Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
    -- Cerner: Monday, April 23
    -- Eclipsys: Monday, April 30
    -- Epic: Thursday, May 3

Each of these vendors will be on campus for a two-day period. In addition to seeing the system demonstration, you will have the chance to ask questions of the vendor representatives regarding your future personal use and application of the system to your specialty. You will also be asked to fill out a detailed scoring form that will be used in the final evaluation process.

Whether you choose the full-day sessions, physician demonstrations or the drop-in sessions, we encourage you to preview all three vendors so you are able to compare the qualities of each. If that is not possible, please feel free to talk with one of your Physician Advisory Team members to share your thoughts. Click here to view a PDF list of the team members.