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Epic Tip of the Week June 25, 2021

Ambulatory: Epic Efficiency Series

The Epic Sprint team is hosting the Epic Efficiency Webinar Series targeted to ambulatory providers. The webinars are held virtually via Zoom on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Wednesday of the month.

To receive future webinar notifications about various Epic topics, subscribe by sending an email to [email protected]. In the Subject line enter “subscribe epic-efficiency-series LastName, FirstName”

Mark your Calendars for the Next webinar: “Join us for an In Basket Pool Party! And what to do if you are OOO”

  • When: Wednesday, July 8, 2021, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
  • Where: Zoom:
  • Qualifies for ONE AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) TM
    Note: CME credit is available for live viewing only. Sessions will be recorded and posted on the Mastery Training tile of the Epic Training Portal.

Ambulatory: Telemedicine Hot Topics – States of Emergency Telehealth Services Expiring [Data as of 6/17/21, 5 PM]

  • Emergency orders/states of emergency are starting to expire in many states. This impacts provider’s ability to perform telemedicine visits for out-of-state patients.
    • Delaware: unless you are a mental health professional (psychologists, mental health counselors, chemical dependency professionals and social workers) or currently hold a professional license issued by the State of Delaware, per the Division of Professional Regulation, telehealth visits with patients located in Delaware are no longer permitted.
    • Washington, D.C.: telehealth practice with established patients has been extended and is set to expire on 5/25/21 [allows for 60 day grace period to wind down patient visits following waiver expiration date]
    • Pennsylvania: Approved for all licensed healthcare providers listed here, until the end of the Pennsylvania State of Emergency, which currently has no end date.
    • Florida: extended through 6/27/21
      • Providers are encouraged to obtain a Florida Telemedicine Registration to continue to see patients once the waiver expires. A tip sheet for this process can be found here.
      • This license is no cost to you; however, some states may require a fee to send Florida proof of your existing licenses. The typical turnaround time is 1-2 business days.
    • New Jersey: expires 6/30/21
    • New York: extended through 7/5/21
    • Maryland: state of emergency will end on 8/15/21. Providers must be licensed in the state where the patient is located at the time of the visit; hence, providers must be licensed in Maryland to provide telemedicine to patients located in Maryland at the time of the visit.
  • Refer to legal FAQs for information related to individual state waivers and licensing requirements
  • Direct general questions to JHM Telemedicine or legal-specific questions to Telemedicine Legal

Inpatient: New Epic Sepsis Tool

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine retired the Targeted, Real-time Early Warning System (TREWS), and implemented the “Epic Sepsis Tool electronic system.”
  • This change streamlines care coordination across care settings by integrating sepsis workflows with Epic tools while aligning with the providers’ clinical workflow. Clinician training is available on MyLearning by searching "Every Minute Counts." Review the Sepsis Adult Workflow tip sheet here.

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