About Us

About Us

UC Davis Health

Our Story: Practice Experience Program

The Practice Experience Program (PEP) was conceived during a car ride to Epic UGM in August of 2016 with Hien Nguyen, Jennifer Burger, and Melissa Jost. The Department started as a pilot program, leveraging volunteer Information Technology staff who were willing to utilize system data to develop targeted training for physicians in Community clinics in Sacramento. The pilot program received overwhelmingly positive feedback from physicians, with the most common response being “when are you coming back?”

Our title “Practice Experience Program” was derived from an Epic tool called the “Physician Efficiency Profile (PEP) Report.” This tool later become Epic’s Signal. Signal includes comprehensive data on how physicians use Epic EHR tools. The Practice Experience Program was formally adopted in November of 2017 by the UC Davis Health Clinical Informatics Department, a branch of the Clinical Affairs Division.

Under the championship of Chief Medical Information Officer Jeffery Wajda, and Electronic Health Record Medical Director Scott MacDonald, the Practice Experience Program originated with 6 staff in 2017 and thus far has expanded to 16 staff. To date, Practice Experience Program provides services to all Ambulatory and Inpatient physicians at UC Davis Health.

  • PEP Team at Midtown Medical Group
    Mission Statement

    Practice Experience Program

    The Practice Experience Program is dedicated to fostering the well-being of physicians and enriching the Electronic Health Record user experience. We empower and support physicians and care teams to make a difference for our patients and our community. 

  • Dr. Nguyen Jennifer Burger and Dr. Slapnik
    Thank you

    EHR Technology Leadership

    The Practice Experience Program would like to acknowledge the contributions of Vice President of Applications Jennifer Burger, Infectious Disease Chief Hien Nguyen, and Medical Director Kurt Slapnik. It is due to their exemplary leadership and fervent belief that Electronic Health Record technology could better serve our physicians, that our Department came to be.