Informatics Webinar

Deploying Evidence-Based Care Plans in Epic: How to Have a "Boring" Go-Live

Original air date: June 10, 2015

University of Miami Health SystemHave you ever experienced a major IT implementation and said afterwards, "That was boring?" While some HIT projects can be littered with surprises and anxiety, the evidence-based care plans rollout in Epic for University of Miami Health System (UHealth) went off without a hitch.

As South Florida's major healthcare provider and home to the largest medical school and cancer center in the area, UHealth chose ProVation Care Plans over other options to help drive improvements in nursing care and their journey towards Magnet recognition. This webinar features two of their project leaders addressing key project details, including:

  • The reasons for adopting evidence-based care plans
  • Key success factors that made their Epic and care plans go-live "boring"
  • The importance of care plan approval and governance workflows
  • Ease of use strategies deployed in Epic
  • How care plans are helping with The Joint Commission surveys and Magnet


Mary Stein-Ferrer, RNMary Stein-Ferrer, RN
Director, Clinical Informatics
University of Miami Health System

Mary Stein-Ferrer has over 30 years of clinical nursing experience, the last 12 in the area of Clinical IT/Clinical Informatics. In her current position as Director of Clinical Informatics for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami U Health System, she put her previous years of leadership experience with clinical software implementations and project management skills to good use in implementing Epic Inpatient and Beacon applications in July 2014. This involved taking Sylvester from paper to electronic documentation in the inpatient setting for both nursing documentation and physician order entry, and sun downing an older oncology application to implement the Epic Beacon application at several oncology infusion centers. She simultaneously spearheaded the implementation of ProVation Care Plans, with a seamless interface to Epic for the go-live.

Jose S. Tuano, RNJose S. Tuaño, RN
Manager, Clinical Informatics
University of Miami Health System

Jose S. Tuaño has more than 28 years of nursing experience, with the last 12 years in nursing informatics/IT. He has focused on planning, reviewing and overseeing implementation activities, resources and timelines required to complete systems development projects, system administration and reporting. Currently, he is working with the UM IT team in implementing the EPIC system at the University of Miami Hospital.

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