I was wondering if there is a difference between Epic certifications depending on the profession?
For example, if both a pharmacist and a pharmacy technician get certified in Epic Willow Inpatient, would it be the same certification?
Thank you for your question. Interestingly, I guess I’ve never actually clarified that.
There is just one Epic Willow Certification and yes, if both a pharmacist and a pharmacy technician get certified it would be the same certification. However, the responsibilities that each would have when it comes to actually building out the Epic EMR would be different.
There are some tasks that are very clinical in nature and require one to use their clinical judgment and knowledge that only pharmacists have, and for those tasks most organizations will require pharmacist licensure.
I know some organizations only certify pharmacists (or at least, they prefer to) whilst others will certify non-pharmacists in addition to pharmacists and just divvy up the tasks accordingly.
I hope that helps, thanks for dropping by!