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In the beginning, we had a lot of attention from Epic's support people and our analyst support...

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Dorothy's analytics aren't good for the home health area. We send all of our information to a third...

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The program is really bulky, and its documentation is quite tedious and lengthy. The hospice program...

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Epic has a decent cookbook approach put together for training and implementing solutions for hospice...

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With all home service lines, everything across the billing and clinical sides is interrelated. Epic...

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We went to Epic's system so that we would be on the same system as our hospitals and clinics. It is...

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There was a lot of good support from Epic when we moved to Dorothy, and everything went smoothly...

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The first wave of any implementation is always the roughest because we must make so many decisions...

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Building care plans or 485s is difficult with Dorothy. The system doesn't automatically pull from...

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We like that we can see and find out information about patients through Care Everywhere with the product....

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I have been involved in a lot of upgrades from Epic, and the upgrades are excellent. Epic has...

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We have a lot of connectivity within the product and across other third-party products.

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Dorothy is pretty easy to use once a user has been trained and understands the context of what they...

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We don’t have any plans to get rid of Dorothy. We are an Epic shop, and Epic is the first vendor we...

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We have found some glitches with the sync system in Dorothy, but even with the difficulties, I would...

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Epic has been doing well. In fact, we have relied a lot on the vendor this year because, like many...

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One of the things that had kept us on the sidelines for a long time about the system is its lack of...

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I like the program, and the clinicians like it as well. I like the ability to follow patients...

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Scheduling for home health is different than scheduling for appointments in a doctor's office. There...

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The system is rigid, and we need more flexibility with scheduling.

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I like that my nurses can message doctors in Dorothy. We use that every single day. We can also get...

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Dorothy is a well-integrated system. It is integrated with our other Epic systems, and the systems...

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The biggest challenge we faced early on with Dorothy was that the process for documenting care...

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The integration into other Epic products is so important to us, so we might choose to buy Dorothy...

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I get great support from Epic. I have never had a vendor that has been so involved with me at the...

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The upgrades are easy for us today. We take Epic's quarterly upgrades and apply them across the...

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We have had a lot of challenges with our end users' ability to get the data documented and...

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We transitioned to Dorothy early in its infancy. That was a total nightmare, but the product has...

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We have had the EHR for several years, and we still don't have the product where we want it to be in...

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Epic is good about keeping up with the new regulatory-type things that are going on. They are...

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Epic tries to keep their promises, but it's kind of a long process by the time we put in a request...

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We don't really work with Epic, we work with our Epic team within the organization, so I think...

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I think the go live process with Epic was very difficult. I wouldn't rate them very good for that,...

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As far as the computer system, I think it's easy to use. It's just the customizable part, it may be...

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We have a lot of homecare nurses utilizing Epic's homecare module. The platform is integrated with...

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We have the same challenge as every other institution in the country, and that challenge is getting...

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Director

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Most home health vendors are experts, and home health is their bread and butter. Most vendors bring...

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It isn't that the people at Epic are not empowered, but sometimes they don't have the knowledge base...

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It is certainly helpful to have everything be part of one record. The clinical care piece is...

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Epic's training structure has our internal folks do the training, so that isn't really effective.

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We chose Epic's system because the rest of our organization used it, and we were having issues with...

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Since we did not do central scheduling, we did not get the canned version of Epic's system. We got a...

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We have access to the rest of the patients' information in the product, but some things don't cross...

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Epic is constantly doing upgrades to give us what we need if the product doesn't do it yet.

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Functionality and Upgrades

When used in conjunction with our scrubber, Dorothy has an automatic analysis that is immediate.

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By and large, Epic's billing is unintuitive. The billing piece is clunky to use and doesn't work. It...

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Epic’s training for both the end user and the folks who configure the system is very high level. We...

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Functionality and Upgrades

Dorothy is not a niche product that does everything exactly the way a clinician would like. Buying...

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We keep our clinicians very engaged in Dorothy. Our frontline clinicians make day-to-day...

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Analyst/Coordinator

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I would like to see Epic improve how they approach home health documentation. They often try to take...

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Epic does exceedingly well with their communication. They are a very hands-on vendor, and they are...

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Dorothy has gotten significantly better. Home health has gone through a lot of changes over the last...

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Epic has monthly webinars, which we can attend as operations team members who are using the product,...

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Dorothy has been doing fine. Epic’s biggest strength is their local technical support team. We had a...

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There is a significant amount of effort on Epic's part to make sure they are taking care of their...

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Epic does clinical documentation exceedingly well, but they aren't as proficient with back-end...

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Director

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Epic does a fairly good job of not nickel-and-diming us for any enhancements. Epic's support people...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The financial system is very strong. It is easy to track our revenue. With Epic's revenue and...

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Functionality and Upgrades

We have to build a lot of different work queues, and there are a lot of different work queues where...

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Epic keeps promises, but their development is very slow. The advantage of an Epic product is that it...

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Interfacing and Integration

I like that Dorothy is part of the Epic ecosystem, so we are linked to the providers, and we share...

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Interfacing and Integration

The big disadvantage of Dorothy is that it is built on a separate platform versus the regular Epic...

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Functionality and Upgrades

Epic could do a better job of letting us customize the flow of the notes and the flow of our care...

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Epic is incorporating some extra features at no cost in their next upgrade.

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Future Outlook

Dorothy is pretty user friendly and is not hard for the clinicians to use. The application itself is...

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The area that probably needs the most attention from Epic is the care plan part, and they are trying...

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Epic has good service. We have regularly scheduled calls with Epic representatives.

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We have a great working relationship with Epic. The vendor is always extremely responsive, and they...

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Our Epic contact is always very receptive and willing to help. That individual will even meet with...

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Functionality and Upgrades

The Dorothy product continues to be a very robust and innovative documentation system for our home care....

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Technology

Our challenge with Dorothy is that the product is very focused on a different patient population...

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Service and Support

Epic could have proactively dealt with EVV differently. EVV is a federal mandate, and I understand...

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Our hospital uses Hyperspace. This product is live, but Dorothy, the remote client, is a dead...

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Epic could grow if they let clients know that certain functionality is working better now than in...

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Technology

We are long-term users of Epic, and what we implemented isn’t what a new customer would implement...

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CIO

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With the solution's mobile app, providers can go into the field and have a computer with them. When...

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CIO

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Providers who are using the system will sometimes get disconnected when they are in rural areas....

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We have individualized the system quite a bit, and we appreciate that we have the ability to do...

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The system's training is entirely up to us. I would give the vendor's executive involvement an even...

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Functionality and Upgrades

We cannot capture social determinants of health in the system. That is a real problem for us because...

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Relationship

The government changed the way that we notify them that we have admitted a patient. We had to have...

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Other Observations & Comments

The system is fine. I shared this with KLAS a year ago, but I wanted to make sure that I shared it...

Jan 2022
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

I have the system open all the time, but its screen savers used to be made for little kids. Epic has...

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Future Outlook

Dorothy has been in a maturing phase, and Epic is just about there. One of the final big hitters we...

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Implementation and Training

Epic has provided an excellent service. They offer a lot of great training. They have on-site and...

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CIO

Lessons Learned

Epic continues to move forward with their initiatives. They are a good partner. They update things,...

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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

Epic has a strong EMR that enables us to complete our clinical documentation needs. However, the...

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