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Medicine Matters Home Patient Care Epic Tip of the Week: June 12, 2020

Epic Tip of the Week: June 12, 2020

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Haiku/Canto – Mobile Results Notifications:

  • Clinicians currently receive mobile notifications for critical action result values in Haiku/Canto.
  • Click the “bell” icon to “Opt In” to receive mobile notifications for all result values when placing lab or imaging orders.
  • A red number displays above the more button on the Haiku/Canto tool bar.
  • To view the list, tap more, then notifications.
  • Receive notifications in the summary [inpatient] and snapshot [ambulatory] sections by adding the respective active orders report to the report search field.
    • Inpatient & Ambulatory: In the snapshot, select active – IP Orders for Review, scroll to the Post-Discharge section, and click the “bell” on the right – Notify Me
    • Inpatient Only:
      • In the Summary, select active orders – IP Active Orders, scroll to the Lab Orders section, and click the “bell” on the right – Notify Me
      • Alternatively, type Lab Tracking in the search field, scroll to the Lab Orders section, and click the “bell” on the right – Notify Me
    • The complete Tip Sheet can be found here.

Inpatient & Ambulatory: COVID-19 Test Order Questions Updated to Increase Clarity for PUI patients

  • Three tiers of priority for COVID-19 tests – STAT, Urgent, and Routine
  • Is the patient a JHM healthcare worker? If yes, this test is Urgent priority
  • Is the patient symptomatic? If yes or Unable to Assess, patient is marked as PUI.
    • If no, why is the patient tested?
    • If testing reason is "Non-elective admission from a nursing home", "Delivery anticipated", "CT finding", or "To remove from COVID isolation" the patient will be marked as a PUI.

Ambulatory: Arrival COVID Screening Tool via Mobile device

  • All patients arriving for face-to-face appointments can self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms 24 hours prior to appointment via their mobile device.
  • Patients present with a green [passed the screen-enter without stopping] or red [failed screen] ‘badge’ which they will display, via their mobile device, upon arrival to any outpatient facility. Blue means badge is expired [> 24 hours old].
  • If patient arrives without a badge or an invalid badge face to face symptom screening is required.
  • The result will also display on the multiprovider schedule and the department appointment report.
  • Batch text messages will be sent twice daily; 11 a.m. for morning and 3 p.m. for afternoon appointments.

Screenshots of the above can be found here.

COVID-19 Epic Training Portal link

Epic Training Portal link

For more Epic Tips of the Week, click here.


Kelsey Bennett