I just found your blog and I’m so glad because we are about to implement EPIC and I feel glad that I have the opportunity to be here at this time. I have been working as a BA to document the current workflows in Pharmacy.
Will it be profitable for me to go for certification in the Willow module seeing that I am not a Pharmacist? Also what career path does that portend for me?
Can you send me any materials I can read to learn about the Willow module?
Thanks a lot.
Thank you for your message and questions.
I am not sure what the “BA” role you are doing currently is but if you choose to get the Epic certification, then understanding pharmacy workflows will be invaluable. I have seen non-pharmacists who have gotten certified in both Willow Inpatient and Willow Ambulatory and been successful (some have not been able to pass the exam but then again, I have also seen some pharmacists who were not able to pass the certification exam either). So the bottom line is, being a pharmacist is not a sure ticket to success as an Epic Willow Analyst and not being a pharmacist does not mean that one cannot succeed in getting certified in the Epic Willow module 🙂
Hopefully, that gives you some hope.
Regarding sending learning materials for the Willow module, unfortunately, per the Epic guidelines, I am not allowed to share their study materials as that is considered their proprietary information. You must go through the proper channels for getting certified or proficient in their applications before you can have access to the materials they offer and even then, those will be given to you directly through and from Epic.
I hope things work out in your favor.