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Medicine Matters Home Patient Care Epic Tip of the Week: October 16, 2020

Epic Tip of the Week: October 16, 2020

Ambulatory: Webinar on “The 21st Century Cures Act”

  • Please join Drs. Danny Lee and Howard Levy on Tuesday October 20, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., for an hour-long discussion about this new federal regulation taking effect on November 2, 2020.
  • The new rule grants patients unrestricted access to electronic health information, including clinical notes and test results.
  • Johns Hopkins delayed changes to MyChart clinical note release and teen proxy access until January 4, 2021, due to feasibility issues; however, immediate release of all test results and many other types of information begins November 2, 2020.
  • Result Release to MyChart:
    • A new question now appears when ordering labs, imaging and other diagnostic tests, which indicates whether a test result should be released to patients via MyChart immediately or manually, after it is finalized.
    • The default choice is “Immediate”; this selection affects test results finalized after 11/2/20. Until then, when Immediate is selected, the existing rules for result release will continue to be in place.
    • If “Manual” is selected, choose one of the allowed reasons for not releasing a result immediately, and enter a required comment. Unlike the Immediate button, selecting “Manual” will prevent the release of a result now, before the 11/2/20 rules take effect [previously, it was communicated that that “Manual” button would not take affect until 11/2/20].

Ambulatory: Single Sign-on (SSO) for Video visits

  • Providers have the option to use SSO for video visits.
  • Benefits are the ability to provide patients and support staff a ‘dial in’ only option to join the video visit.
  • When launching a video visit, you will be prompted to “Log In with Webex.” Use your [email protected] email address (NOT, which will trigger the usual JHED ID single sign on windows.
  • You always have the option to “Join as Guest.” Please see the “Signing into Cisco” tip sheet for more details.
  • Please complete the brief two-item “Cisco Survey” in the Wrap-Up section of the visit navigator.

Screenshots of the above can be found here.

COVID-19 Epic Training Portal link

Epic Training Portal link

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Kelsey Bennett