I am a Pharmacist working in a hospital for the last 7 years. We are about to switch to EPIC. My hospital wants to train just one pharmacist for certification and this happens to be our current IT pharmacist.
I am interested in in using this opportunity to get certification. I will like to ask my hospital to refer me for training and I will pay for it, but was wondering how much this might cost.
Any thoughts on cost?
Unfortunately, the fact is that Epic does not do business with individuals. Your organization has to be the one to send you for training at Epic and you cannot, as an individual, pay for your own training.
I also don’t really have an idea of what the cost is because the organization will typically factor in the cost of your transportation to and from the Epic headquarters in Wisconsin, plus your food and lodging, etc.
Your best bet is to hope that they decide to send you in addition to the one person that they are sending or find an organization that will.
As far as your own organization, it is not practical for one person to be the only Epic certified analyst for your entire organization so you might want to consider making the case that they will need to send more than one person for Epic certification training.
I’d love to hear how things pan out for you!