Single Sign-On Talking Points
· Why change things? UVA Health has listened to your Be Safes, our providers and industry leaders in planning a significant overhaul of our PCs’ desktops. Clinician input has been a significant driver in how we’ll implement the replacement of our Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication system.
· Goals: The design points are: to speed access to clinical data, and clarify users’ expectations of how a PC will behave. From, where you can safely save a file so it is backed-up, to how an Epic chart will behave when a user taps-out and leaves a PC, understanding is key to succeeding.
· What will we see? Login screens and desktops will feature new labels and color-coding to inform users what Epic behavior can be expected at which PC. Our disorganized desktop icons will be a thing of the past as with Fences, a desktop organizer that groups similar (i.e. all compliance-related) icons, to ease finding just what you need.
· Will our PCs’ behavior change? Likely some will. In-patient patient rooms and ambulatory exam rooms (places where there’s 1 patient at a time and 1 dedicated PC) are ‘Direct Patient Care’ locations and it is there that Epic’s chart must persist from user to user, for fastest patient care. Such desktops feature a bright blue color scheme. At nearby, clinical locations, Epic may keep running between users, but the chart should close. Chart-closes PCs will have the purple color scheme. At non-clinical locations and personal PCs, Epic will not keep running when users at a PC change.
· When will this happen? Piloting of the new desktop begins in June and full deployment begins in August.
· Where can I learn more? In fact, you are strongly urged to visit and later re-visit: , where you'll find:
o “What You Need to Know” – narrated slideshow
o FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
o The Project Schedule