I was wondering what Epic tracks you got certified in?
I’m getting certified in Epic Willow Inpatient and was wondering if there are other tracks you recommend in the future?
Currently, just Willow… There are actually two Willow certifications you can get, Willow Inpatient and Willow Ambulatory. As you are probably already aware, Willow Inpatient is for the inpatient pharmacy system while Willow Ambulatory is the software application used in outpatient and retail pharmacy settings.
They are very very different, at least, right now they are.
Most people only think of the inpatient module when then name “Willow” is mentioned, so there might be some confusion there and some education that needs to happen from time to time.
One module alone is a lot to handle and takes a good 2-3 implementations from scratch, or at least 28-24 months of working in maintenance to really get a good solid grasp on.
If you’re just starting out I would say, first of all, get really good and comfortable with Willow Inpatient.
The next closest related module to that one that I’d recommend for you is Beacon, which is the oncology application. There are some interconnections you’ll come across between the two and that’s another application, in addition to the two Willow applications that has a strong pharmacy/pharmacist component.
If you plan to move out of the inpatient setting altogether, then and only then would I recommend moving on to the Willow Ambulatory application.
I hope that’s helpful to you Eunice, please do drop by again if you have any additional questions and good luck on your new journey into the world of Epic! 🙂