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

Epic Tip of the Week: March 5, 2021

Ambulatory: Follow-Up With Me Order [Effective 3/25/21]

  • This order replaces the Follow-Up section of the Wrap-Up activity.
  • The "Follow-up with me" order allows users to specify instructions to the patient that will appear on the AVS, as well as send instructions to scheduling staff.
  • The workflow provides the ability to customize frequently used orders, place multiple follow-ups at once, and the patient ability to self-schedule via MyChart [division dependent].
  • The follow-up section in the Wrap-Up activity has been renamed “Chart Routing & Check-Out Note.” DO NOT USE THE FIELDS FOR PATIENT RETURN AND FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION:
    • Doing so creates duplicative and possibly conflicting information on the patient's AVS.
    • The bottom portion of Chart Routing & Check-Out note section remains available for setting reminders, and routing the chart to another clinician.
    • In the Patient Instructions section, there is a new "Follow-Up PRN" option that will show up on the After Visit Summary (AVS).

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Webinar on “The 21st Century Cures Act” [Effective 3/25/21]

  • Please join Dr. Howard Levy on Tuesday, March 16 2021, at 12 p.m., for an hour-long discussion about this new federal regulation taking effect on March 25, 2021.
  • The new rule grants patients unrestricted access to electronic health information, including clinical notes and test results.
  • The presentation will be recorded and focuses on test results, clinical notes, and proxies of teenagers.
  • One CME/AMA PRA credit is available. Access the Zoom link and see further details.
  • Key Points:
    • When placing an order, the “Standard” button will be replaced with the defaulted “Immediate” button. Here are the current and future result release workflows.
    • When selecting “Manual” it will be necessary to provide the rationale for not allowing release; the result can still be released manually after it is finalized, if desired.
  • For more information follow the link located on the Epic Training Portal: 21st Century Cures Act Information

Inpatient & Ambulatory: New Apps Loaded to Intune

The following apps are available in Intune, the Mobile Device Management system which enables receipt of Hopkins email on personal mobile devices and streamlines installation of several other applications:

Ambulatory: Telemedicine Hot Topics => New Video Problem button

  • When there is a technical problem with the audio [patient unable to hear during a video visit] the Video Problem Event button sends the patient a text message asking them to close and restart their visit.
  • From the Multi-Provider Schedule, click Events and select the Video Problem button.
  • Click File Event to confirm that the message will be sent to the correct phone number.
  • The patient will receive a text message notifying them of the technical problem and to close and restart the visit.

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