Steps to Obtain Access and Training for Health Link (Epic)
Intended audience: These instructions should be used only for employees of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and Waisman Center who are non-credentialed clinicians. This includes, but may not be limited to, audiologists, speech therapists, physical therapists and anesthesiology assistants. If you have questions regarding whether this or a different set of instructions should apply to you, contact Lisa Risberg, senior security consultant, UW Health information technology services.
Introduction: UW Health must adhere to state and federal laws - including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) - as well as Joint Commission regulations and UW Health policies and procedures in determining which individuals may access UW Health electronic systems that contain patient information. Thus, UW-Madison employees who have access to patients, patient belongings and/or patient medical records must complete several steps prior to receiving access to Health Link (Epic) or other electronic systems.