Medical Professional Publications

Epic’s OR Application, OpTime, Going Live November 1

(From the August 2014 Issue of MedStat)

  • All surgeons and dentists who practice in NCH surgical areas must attend a demonstration session.
  • Optional hands-on practice sessions are available following demos.
  • Training Dates: Sept. 22nd through Oct. 24th.
  • Sessions held at the main hospital and 255 E. Main St.
  • Register for Epic OpTime sessions online (see below).

Session Information:

Level 1 Demo for Surgeons (1 hour) Experienced Epic Users
  • Proficient & comfortable using Epic in clinic and/or inpatient
  • Working knowledge of note writing and order entry processes in NCH Epic system
  • Has written notes/placed orders in NCH Epic system within past 3 months
Level 2 Demo for Surgeons (1.5 hours) Inexperienced Epic Users
  • Little or no experience using Epic in clinic and/or inpatient
  • Not comfortable writing notes and/or placing orders in NCH Epic system
  • Has not written notes/placed orders in NCH Epic system within past 3 months
NCH Dentist Demo (1 hour) For NCH attending dentists, dental fellows, and dental residents
Community Dentist Demo (1 hour) For community-based dentists with NCH privileges
Hands-on practice session (1 hour) Optional (but encouraged) for all surgeons and dentists (follows the demos).
  • Practice case in training environment with guidance of instructor

Registration Instructions:

New ePath Users:
Go to to register. You do not need an access code.

Existing ePath Users:
Go to to login with your username and password.

Login/Password Help:
PLEASE EMAIL "Medical Clinical Informatics Education." They are an NCH Outlook group. If you don't have access to NCH Outlook, please email Diane Lindler.  Do NOT use the help links on the login page or contact the Help Desk or GME office. There is no IS Support for ePath.


  1. From MyHome screen, click Course Catalog button on left.
  2. Click Search Courses button (you do not need to enter search term).
  3. Scroll down list; select either eChart OpTime Surgeon Sessions or eChart OpTime Dental Sessions.
  4. Click on appropriate session offering to register (experienced or inexperienced).

You will receive email confirmation of your registration and directions to your session location within a few days.

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