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Improving Penn Medicine’s Electronic Health Record

As part of a multipronged effort to enhance and further improve Penn Medicine’s electronic health record (EHR), health system leadership and members of the EHR Transformation Team are launching a Your Big Idea challenge to crowdsource EHR pain points and solution suggestions from frontline staff.

We want to hear from you about the tasks that disrupt your workflow, complicate clinical decision making, or simply take too much time. We also want you to share how you would optimize those tasks if you could.

Don't be limited by what you think PennChart can or can’t do. The goal of this challenge is to identify ideas for quick fixes as well as more creative or structural changes with the potential to transform the EHR experience.

Everyone who participates in the challenge will be entered into a lottery for five chances to win an Apple Watch. At the end of the challenge, the EHR Transformation Team will choose ideas to move forward for further investigation and implementation.

The submission period for this challenge has closed. Information about next steps will be posted here soon.

Challenge committee: Michael Restuccia, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer; Bill Hanson, Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President; Christine Vanzandbergen, Associate Vice President Applications; Philynn Hepschmidt, Associate Vice President of EHR Transformation; Glenn Fala, Associate Chief Information Officer; David Asch, Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation; Jody Foster, Assistant Dean for Professionalism; Katherine Choi, Senior Innovation Manager, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation