Friday, January 11, 2019

An Epic exhibit

AN EYE ON EPIC: Russell Museum docent Malhaika Buteau explores the new Epic activitiy.

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation had its own “Epic go-live” at the beginning of January – unveiling a short interactive activity that demonstrates to visitors what Epic is, how it can help ensure accuracy in medication administration and what a nurse may be doing on the computer. In the new permanent museum exhibit, visitors put themselves in the shoes of a nurse taking care of a fictional patient, Sam Surgery, and navigate screenshots of Epic using a bar code scanner. Visitors should look on the main floor of the museum for the computer cart that would look at home on a patient floor.

The museum – which is free to all visitors – is located at 2 North Grove Street and is open Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

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