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Medicine Matters Home Patient Care Epic Tip of the Week: February 5, 2021

Epic Tip of the Week: February 5, 2021

Ambulatory: COVID-19 Pre-Procedural testing => PFT Orders

  • For ease of ordering COVID-19 pre-procedural testing 72 hours prior to PFTs, new Order Panels pair a COVID-19 order with a PFT order.
  • First, patients call to schedule their PFTs, and then call to schedule a COVID-19 test.
    • The scheduling phone numbers will display in the AVS after the orders are placed.

Ambulatory: Update to POCT KOH, WET PREP (VAGINAL)

  • Manual result entry, for POCT KOH, WET PREP (VAGINAL) [POC10114], requires users to select each result value from a pre-determined list of choices. Free-text is no longer an option.
  • The pick-list options include "Absent/Present" or "<=10/>=10" depending on the item.

Inpatient: Delirium Screen, Hospital Problems, and Surgery Information Added to Summary Overview [Effective 2/9/21]

  • The new Delirium Screen tile displays to the right of the Vital Signs and above the Care Alerts.
  • The Hospital Problems list, which is already active, displays to remind providers to update it.
  • The new Surgery Information tile replaces the Treatment Team tile due to redundant information.
    • The Treatment Team is removed as it is a component of the Storyboard (expandable by hovering).
    • A Procedure tile replaces the Treatment Team and displays only if procedures have or will occur during admission.
    • To improve continuity of care, a hyperlink to the Procedure encounter displays for Intra-op documentation.

Inpatient: Charge Reconciliation - Patients and Corresponding Charges

  • Inpatient providers can view all charges placed for patients on their service via a new report. Providers should contact billing administration to correct any missing or incorrect charges.
  • Chart Search [in Storyboard or below Log Out button] for “My Reports.”
    • Click the Library tab and search for “Inpatient Note Charge Reconciliation – Notes With & Without Charges for Specified Bill Area from Today and Yesterday.”

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