Columbia University Medical Center

Two-way Communication, Job Postings Featured In Debut of Columbia’s New Epic Website

The faculty practice launched a new website to support Columbia’s Epic migration project earlier this month. Announced in a Jan. 11 letter from president George A. “Jack” Cioffi, MD and chief medical information officer Timothy J. Crimmins, MD, RPVI, the website is intended to grow as the multi-stage project rolls out. ColumbiaDoctors is recruiting now for a number of positions on its Jobs page, and will roll out additional website features in short order.

“So much depends on the successful implementation of this project, and we are staffing up now — as with ICD-10, we plan to get this done right, and we need the right people in place to make that happen. We are recruiting to find the best and brightest from Columbia to join us,” Dr. Cioffi said. “We encourage candidates to submit applications as soon as possible for roles that we’ve recently posted.”

In addition to the hands-on outreach the FPO continues to conduct with departments, leadership, clinicians, administrators, and staff, the website was designed to serve as a central hub for future communications about Columbia-specific initiatives, Dr. Crimmins said. “We began expanding the site the day after it launched, and will continue to do so on an ongoing basis.”

Key features of the site include overviews of the project’s size, scope, and duration, with an outline on governance, the teams involved in the project, a news section to aggregate related content about the project, as well as jobs that are available.

“It’s our aim to continue to foster two-way communication through this website, as we have done with our partners within Columbia’s clinical departments, and with our partners at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine,” Dr. Crimmins said.

The new website offers a section on Frequently Asked Questions as well as an anonymous “Ask a Question” feature that is supported by the CMIO’s office. Additional questions will be answered through the FAQ feature as the project continues, Dr. Crimmins said.

The tripartite Epic migration project is also represented by a website representing NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia, and Weill Cornell Medicine. The tripartite project has been named “EpicTogether” by the three entities.