Epic Wave 4 Go-Live Highlights

RWJBarnabas Health’s Epic Wave 4 implementation was a historic event! As of April 29, 2023, Epic became the predominant Electronic Health Record (EHR) at RWJBarnabas Health. During this time, Epic went live for the following Wave 4 locations:

  • Community Medical Center
  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • Monmouth Medical Center
  • Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
  • RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Center
  • Wave 4 Medical Practices

With our successful Wave 4 Go-Live, we moved one step closer to a fully unified system. We now have a single health record for patients at many RWJBarnabas Health facilities, including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospitals: Somerset, New Brunswick, Hamilton, and Rahway; The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Eric B. Chandler Health Center; and hundreds of affiliated medical practices throughout the enterprise.

This unification brings a single medication and problem list record for each patient, empowering providers with a dynamic and powerful tool for enhancing patient care.

The following are some highlights from the Epic Wave 4 Go-Live:

Epic Connections and Infrastructure

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system design icon 01 Infrastructure

Wired and wireless networks were surveyed, heat mapped, and fully upgraded in advance of each go-live wave.

system design icon 02 Workstations

Major investment in workstation upgrades including virtual Desktops, Monitor upgrades, Workstations on Wheels, Business Continuity Access (BCA) PCs, Status Boards, Printers, Scanners, etc.

system design icon 03 Access and Identity

Using multiple technologies and innovations in access and identity for our providers, access staff, and business customers.

system design icon 04 Mobility

Mobile device deployment to support Epic Rover on iPhones, Welcome Devices on custom tablets, and the underlying mobile device management software.

system design icon 05 Device Interfaces

Leading-edge deployment of Medical Device Interfaces enhancing care by improving visibility of data, timeliness of relevant information, and improving communication among care teams.

system design icon 06 Service Management

Integration with ServiceNow for streamlined incident management and improvements in customer service.

Mobile Platform Usage is Being Adopted Across RWJBarnabas Health

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Rover – 70,832 Logins

22,907 Medications Administered Via Rover.

Haiku – 61,459 Logins

Canto – 3843 Logins

Epic Usage Statistics

Medications Administered


Electronic Prescriptions


Inpatient Orders

487,643 Orders

100% Leapfrog Computer Physician Order Entry

Secure Chat Usage

103,934 Messages

Electronic Consults

6,096 Completed

Imaging Studies

23,915 Imaging Studies

Data & Analytics (all sites)

446,957 Reports Run

114,506 Dashboard Views

2,964 SlicerDicer Views

Blood Administration Highlights

Blood Administered

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Specimens Collected (All Sites Waves 1-4)

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780,893 specimens tested

With Beaker Add-On knowledge we have saved …

75 Liters of blood saved.
6,757 avoided sticks

Environmental Services and Transportation Highlights

Environmental Services

77% assigned to completed in less than 30 minutes.

12,108 bed cleans Completed.

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65% acknowledged to completed in less than 20 minutes.

12,952 patient transports.

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Care Everywhere (all sites Waves 1-4 for May 2023)

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care everywhere icon 01 29,142 Immunizations
care everywhere icon 02 75,752 Problems/Dx
care everywhere icon 03 42,453 Allergies
care everywhere icon 04 208,198 Medications

Babies Born During Wave 4 Epic Go-Live!

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Thanks to everyone who made the RWJBarnabas Health Epic Wave 4 Go-Live a success!

Updated: 6/6/2023