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Medicine Matters Home Patient Care Epic Tip of the Week: January 22, 2021

Epic Tip of the Week: January 22, 2021

Inpatient & Ambulatory: COVID-19 Vaccine EUAs

  • COVID-19 Vaccine EUAs are available under Patient Education button on the Epic toolbar
  • For more COVID-19 resources, please visit the COVID-19 page on the Training Portal 

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Changes to Interpretation Services Used/Refused Smartlist & Smartphrases (Effective 1/26/21)

The following phrase has been removed from the INTERPASSIST, INTERPRETERASSIST and QBSASSIST SmartPhrases, as well as the Interpretation Services Used/Refused SmartList:

  • "The 'patient' (or guardian, etc.) expressed understanding of the clinical communication provided using the qualified language service provider"
  • Rationale: Ascertaining understanding is not standard of practice in all situations, and prompting documentation of this with patients needing interpreters, but not other patients, could be construed as bias

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Deleted Notes Excluded by Default [Effective 1/26/21]

  • Deleted notes will no longer display by default on the Notes tab of Chart Review
  • If a user wants to view a deleted note, unselect the "Default" filter checkbox
  • A new hover text has been added to the "Default" filter checkbox that reads, "Excludes deleted and Plan of Care notes" 

Ambulatory: JH Affiliation Column Added to the Multiprovider Schedule

  • This column displays when users are logged into the COVID-19 vaccine clinic departments
    • Users quickly see if the appointment is for a Johns Hopkins Employee and/or student
  • Users logged into departments, other than COVID-19 vaccine clinics, can manually add the column here

vaccinations, was added under the Epic button.

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