Friday, April 29, 2016

...of EPIC proportions

This coming Monday, it's all going to change.
By it's all, I mean everything that I have done at my job for the past 23 years will be obsolete.
Every. Single. Thing.

I am getting old not as young as I used to be (ouch... that was painful)
and for me having to learn something this big, this huge...this EPIC... making me feel like a first-grader going to college.

Any of you who work in the healthcare field possibly know what I'm talking about.
Epic Systems is like the "big brother" of electronic healthcare management...
and it's pretty much taking over the world of medicine.
It's a big deal.

I just want to know what happens when the whole system goes down...
...and you know it will...or it gets hacked...what then??
Oh well...that's not my responsibility, now it is?

If I could, I would retire tomorrow...and I'm hardly kidding.
That beautiful little meadow in Haywood Hollow is looking really good about now.
But for the next couple of years, I guess I gotta do what I gotta do.
So I'm writing this post to explain my absence from blogland,
in the event that I should become MIA for a little while.
I may be back sooner than later.
Or maybe not.



  1. Oh, Debby ... I do detest epic changes in the workplace. I'm glad I don't have to deal with such things, and, yes, I was in the healthcare industry, so I can only imagine what's going on. I'll say a prayer that you don't get swallowed up in it all.

  2. Debby, blessings to you as you learn something new and BIG! I know that He will give you grace for the day!!

    (We'll all be here when you return to Blogland!)

  3. Awwww come on girlfriend, you can do it. just believe in yourself and God and pray alot.

  4. Ps. I love all your EPIC images. :>)

  5. I trust that this change over will be much easier than you expect.Hope the learning curve is not too steep.

  6. Oh Deb! Oh no! Oh yes! I knew it was coming to this everywhere. They had started talking about it 5 years ago when I left the nursing home. Prayers for you, my friend. I know how you feel. Learning something new at our age is hard. I become a baby about it at times.

  7. Oh friend, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you!

  8. My darling Debby, I'm praying for you !
    I so love your majestic photos and hope you're having a lovely day, I'm sending blessings on your weekend ahead,
    thinking of you with love


  9. Hello, I have been thru many big system changes during my working years. Some turned out great and others were a big flop and waste of money. I hope all goes well for you! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  10. Well ...

    I do like your photo choices.
    Hope all goes well!

    Thinking of you.

    All the best Jan

  11. Change like that is epic for sure but I'm sure you'll catch on quickly and everything will go smoothly in the transition. And you will have a satisfaction in knowing that you learned and accomplished the new 'system'. The photos you chose for this post are amazing!! Those men in that huge tree? Incredible. I thought, as I scrolled down that the first red 'thing' was a cardinal. lol You can do this Debby! Hang in there. Blessings to you my friend.
    Hugs, Pam

  12. Change is hard to except is taking over and it can be scary. Slow and easy does it and you'll be a pro in no time.

  13. I feel your pain. I just hope it is easier than you think. The tree photo is such a good illustration of how you're feeling. I'll be thinking of you. One step at a time. Hugs.

  14. Hope all goes well and the changes are not as epic as you think. Take care.

  15. Let us hope that the mental calisthentics will keep you young. I have nothing and I mean nothing but comtempt and scorn for much of what goes on in the medical world. No doctors, nurses who are overworked, dangerous conditions, medications not available, substandard care, and crap like this. We have become a third world country with these new guidelines. Pure baloney and, of course, that's the nice way of saying it.

    1. Wow. Thanks for the link. Sounds like a real mess.

  16. Good luck with the transition. I hope it goes as smoothly as it possibly can. See you when all the kinks are worked out.

  17. I hope things work out well! Try to stay 'grounded' and keep us informed! (sounds like you're on a secret mission) Hugs!!!

  18. Living only about 35 miles from the actual Epic Systems campus, when I saw your title, my thoughts actually went right there. Living so close, we hear about Epic a lot, so that word sort of has a new meaning when I hear it now.
    Having worked as a Trainer for a health insurance company for 20 years, I actually DID retire just as we were about to transition to an Epic Systems adaptation. I do have to say that I heard it went well, and people working with the system don't have anything bad to say about it. But,,,,, I feel your pain. I think as we get older, these system changes and implementations become more daunting. I hope your experience will be a good and successful one.
    Good luck!!

  19. Ohhh jolly. :-(

    A privately held healthcare software company. I went to the link. Not so jolly past history.

    Marry this, to Obama Care... And what do you get? A *bas*ard child*, full of issues. :-((((((

    Good luck!

    And a whole lot of good luck, to all the patients, who will be caught in its web.



  20. Oh dear, anything having to do with technological change makes me shudder! Will be praying for you to make the transition, and for your quick return to Blog Land. I don't like to go too long without my Debby!!


  21. Good Morning my dear friend!
    I can some what feel your frustrations as I too was once in the health care field and about the time I went through my inner ear and balance issues many new changes were taking place in our office, and abroad, changes that I just wasn't ready to embrace, but knew I had no choice as they were coming whether Debbie liked it or not.
    God intervened for me though, (that is a story of its ownn) and all to God's glory by the way.
    As some say "it is what it is" and we press onward looking to Jesus knowing that He holds the whole world and all that is going on in His hands.
    Rest there Debby, for I believe He has great things ahead for you, why, maybe it is in that gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous Haywood Hollow. I took a little detour before commenting to visit your dream, oh I could see the beauty with you. Amazing place!!
    My prayers will be with you as you travel down this road hand in hand with your Precious Savior.

    Enjoy your weekend~~

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  23. Good luck on this major job transition, Debby. Just as it takes our bodies much longer to heal from illnesses as we get older, so it goes with learning new things....just put your "patient pants" on and take it one day at a time. Don't forget to be kind to yourself during this time and know that you have a lot of friends pulling for you.....we've got your back!

    Warm hugs,

  24. Anything to do with technology gives me a major headache. Best of luck to you, Debby, as you head into this change over and I pray that it will not be too stressful for you. Take care and we'll see you when you get back!

  25. Good luck with this major undertaking. Maybe it won't be as hard as you think.
    Fantastic pictures!!

  26. awww. good luck! if i could completely switch careers last year, you can learn this daunting new system! :)

  27. Change is never easy but you can do it! Just have faith in yourself!

  28. Hope the change to the new system goes well. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether new ways are actually better (sometimes they're not), but I hope it will work out!

  29. Bless your heart while all of this is going on! You'll do great, I just know it! Your photographs are awesome!

    Happy week and hang in there!


  30. I hate, hate, hate learning new technology. Prayers for you, my friend.

  31. Best wishes, I hope everything goes smoothly for you. :-) Have a great week.


  32. Hi, Debby...I understand the need to step away from blogging for awhile. I just did so myself for two weeks. Praying for you!

  33. Wow...amazing photos. I've been hospitalized for 4 weeks. Best wishes with Epic!!!!

  34. Debby, I do hope that these changes won't be as difficult as expected. I will pray for you. Love, Deborah

  35. Hi Debby, Oh I understand too well. You gotta do what you gotta do. In the meantime, I'll be thinking of you and sending up prayers too.
    Blessings, xo

  36. I'm so impressed with you learning something new like this, and I can see how overwhelming it can be. Hang in there, my friend. I love the last tree picture, it's beautiful.



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