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These are bite-size instructional videos on practical clinical informatics topics from expert VCLIC faculty. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how to engage with eStar (Epic), create new interventions or tools in our EHR, access data, perform human-centered design or evaluate interventions look no further.

You can watch these videos, and complete associated hands-on exercises anytime, but we will also have in person sessions for each module where we’ll repeat the content live, work through the hands-on exercises together and answer any questions you have. The modules we’ve released so far are:


  • Intro to Epic and Build Capabilities (Aileen Wright, MD, MS; Allison McCoy, PhD; in person session on February 21st, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm
    • Get an introduction to how providers interact with the EHR for patient chart review and patient visits  
    • Learn how to build Best Practice Advisories (BPAs) for clinical decision support and other related components like groupers and preference lists 
  • Data Resources (Bryan Steitz, PhD; Allison McCoy, PhD; in person session on March 21st, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm
    • Get an overview of the data resources available, including VICTR's Synthetic Derivative, Research Derivative, and Record Counter and Epic's Hyperspace, Clarity, and Caboodle 
    • Learn how to use Excel for data cleaning, descriptive statistics, and presentation-ready data plots
  • Human-Centered Design Principles and Processes (Thomas Reese, PharmD, PhD; Megan Salwei, PhD; in person session on April 18th, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm
    • Learn about how to use human-centered design principles and processes to make interactive systems and tools more usable
  • Evaluation and Dissemination of HealthIT Interventions (Adam Wright, PhD; in person session on May 2nd, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm
    • Learn why evaluation and dissemination are key parts of the clinical informatics life cycle and how to apply some common measurement frameworks and study design options 

Each module has several short explanatory videos, many with demonstrations that you can follow along with, followed by an exercise meant to solidify learning. We will send out more details and signup information for each in-person session over the course of the semester. We hope to see you at the in-person sessions and to engage with you more around this content. Please reach out to me or Elise Russo ( with any questions, suggestions or feedback. Please let us know if you have ideas for additional VCLIPS that we could produce – we’re hoping to grow our library over time.