• We will put patients first
  • We are all accountable for the projects success
  • We will work together to standardize
  • We will adopt the model system
  • Integration is the first priority


  • Governance
    • Shared equally across the enterprise (1/3, 1/3, 1/3)
    • Incorporating existing committees/workgroups (i.e. Enterprise Wide Committee/EMR Steering Committee)
  • No third-party consultants (e.g. Accenture)
  • Leverage Epic’s governance expertise
  • Lessons learned from fellow AMCs
  • Use the model system, but innovate where clear value can be added


The implementation of Epic brings with it great opportunities to engineer processes, practice and policy. As we move through this project, workgroups and multidisciplinary teams across Columbia Doctors, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian will be examining and providing input to specific areas of focus for Epic implementation. These teams will be engaged in finding opportunities for greater harmonization across the system, improving efficiency, enhancing communications across the care team and with the patient, and in identifying updates to policies and workflow that will be required as we roll out Epic as a single enterprise system.


Daniel Barchi

Chief Information Officer, NYP

Jack Cioffi

President, ColumbiaDoctors

Curt Cole

Chief Information Officer,
Weill Cornell