In July 2013, Northwestern Medicine (then Cadence Health) IT Director Roger Russell was tasked by leadership to bring two affiliate clinics live on the organization’s Epic system. The deadline for the Connect implementation was only three months away for the practices to be able to attest for Meaningful Use Stage 1 in 2013.
Russell and the CMIO asked Nordic's team for assistance with the two upcoming go-lives, current live site build issues, and the creation of a program they could implement themselves in 2014 – all in 12 weeks. With over 100 consultants with experience extending Epic, Nordic was ready for the challenge. Following approval from Northwestern Health leadership, the team began work on Sept. 3, just one month prior to the two go-lives.