Epic Environments

Connect Care uses Epic Systems Corporation clinical information system (CIS) software, with multiple instances allowing testing, training and development activities to be separated from clinical use of the production CIS. Each instance is referred to as an "Environment".

ACE - Training

  • Used for classroom training

  • Refreshed: Nightly from PREP

  • Interfaces: None

  • Users: All users participating in training sessions

  • Requirements: None

  • Logon: model accounts

DMO - Demonstration

  • Used by analysts, informaticians and clinician leaders to demonstrate functionality prior to release of training environments (deprecated at training, do not use)

  • Refreshed: Weekly (Mondays) from POC

  • Interfaces: None

  • Users: IT, CMIO Physician Leads, CKCM, AHS Analytics, Human Factors, HIM, HPSP, Trainers, Power Users

  • Requirements: Epic Fundamentals Training

  • Logon: model users

EXAM - Proficiency

  • Used for classroom training proficiency examination

  • Refreshed: Nightly from PREP

  • Interfaces: None

  • Users: All users participating in training sessions

  • Requirements: None

  • Logon: model accounts

MST - Master Training

  • Used by training team for curriculum development and testing.

  • Refreshed: Persistent

  • Interfaces: None

  • Users: Senior and Area Trainers

  • Requirements: Epic Proficiency

  • Logon: model accounts

PLY - Learning

  • Used for practice after basic training

  • Refreshed: Nightly from PREP

  • Interfaces: None

  • Users: All users with DMO access plus all users with basic training

  • Requirements: Basic Training

  • Logon: model accounts

POC - Proof of Concept Build Testing

  • Used to do configuration work in absence of real patient data

  • Refreshed: Persistent

  • Interfaces: None

  • Users: IT, CMIO Physician Leads, Builders

  • Requirements: Epic Proficiency

  • Logon: personal and model users

PRD - Production

  • Primary working environment for clinical information system

  • Refreshed: Persistant

  • Interfaces: All upstream and downstream systems

  • Users: All authorized Connect Care users

  • Requirements: Basic Training, EUPA, Personalization

  • Logons: Personal only

REL - Conversion Testing

  • Used for testing and validating data converted from legacy systems.

  • Refreshed: Monthly from POC

  • Interfaces: Selected upstream legacy CIS, EMR and other source systems

  • Users: Configuration Analysts, Validating Clinicians and Lab SMEs

  • Requirements: Epic Proficiency

  • Logon: personal accounts

SBX - Sandbox

  • Used for testing workflows, scenarios, information pathways

  • Refreshed: Daily from POC

  • Interfaces: None

  • Users: IT, CMIO Physician Leads, Builders, Trainers, Power Users

  • Requirements: Epic Proficiency

  • Logon: personal and model users

SUP - Support

  • Nightly copy of PRD used by Support Team to troubleshoot problem reports

  • Refreshed: Nightly from PRD

  • Interfaces: None

  • Users: IT

  • Requirements: IT certification

  • Logons: Personal accounts

TST - Test

  • Used for integration & interface testing, application testing, end user acceptance testing; last point for build test with real patient data before migration to PRD.

  • Refreshed: Persistent

  • Interfaces: Selected upstream and downstream

  • Users: POC Users plus AHS Analytics users, Integrated Area Testing, Testing Validators

  • Requirements: Epic Certification, Epic Fundamentals training

  • Logon: model users