Inpatient & Ambulatory: Willow Ambulatory [WAM] - Epic for Outpatient Pharmacies
- When: June 11, 2022
- Why: Integrates prescribing and dispensing of medications into a single system
- View prescription info and fill status in Dispense History, Medication Management, and Discharge Med Rec sections
- Prescription changes automatically update Outpatient Pharmacy medication records
- Patient initiated refill requests are generated through MyChart
- Patients are notified when medications are ready for pick-up through MyChart
- IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: As a result of this go-live, some medications sent to JHM pharmacies will be duplicated on the medication list. In addition, some previously discontinued medications that were filled at a JHM pharmacy in the past 12 months may be added back to the medication list.
- An alert will appear in the right sidebar in Ambulatory encounters for affected patients.
- All medications that were duplicated or restored to the list will have “ARCHIVE” as the first part of the pharmacy name.
- When discontinuing a duplicate medication, always remove the one at the “ARCHIVE” pharmacy and always use a discontinue reason of “Duplicate entry.”
- Review the tip sheet here.
- Questions? Contact the outpatient pharmacy at JHH or JHBMC.
Inpatient & Ambulatory: View External Lab, Radiology, & Other Requisitions in MyChart
- Requisitions sent to external resulting agencies can be downloaded and printed from MyChart.
- Navigate to Menu, ‘Upcoming Tests and Procedures’, and click download document to print requisition.
- Review the blog post and tip sheet here.
Inpatient & ED: Complex Medication Instructions and Tapers
- Longer medication sigs support up to 1000 characters and may be entered into the Complex Med Instructions section of the Discharge Navigator.
- NOTE: These instructions are not communicated with the pharmacy and only display after the medication list in the Discharge AVS.
- Review this 1 minute workflow summary It’s Possible: Ordering Tapers and Ramps.
Ambulatory: Efficiently Respond to In Basket Messages with QuickActions
- Are you struggling to keep up with your In Basket? QuickActions are a great way to speed through routine In Basket tasks.
- Enter a MyChart comment or Result Note for normal test results
- Respond to Rx renewal requests
- Recommend an appointment in response to complicated MyChart messages
- Check out the Great Eight: In Basket Optimization Initiative
- Click here to view a webinar: Epic Efficiency Series 11-17-21 In Basket- Power Through with QuickActions
- Review the tip sheet here.
Ambulatory: Telemedicine Hot Topics – States of Emergency Telehealth Services Updates [Data as of 5/10/2022]
- The National Public Health Emergency [PHE] has been extended to July 15, 2022.
- Emergency orders/states of emergency have expired in many states, affecting providers’ ability to perform telemedicine visits for out-of-state patients:
- New Jersey: licensure waiver extension to 6/30/2022.
- New York: licensure waiver extension to 5/30/2022.
- Pennsylvania: licensure waiver extension to 6/30/2022.
- Virginia: New law for established pts seen in-person w/in last 12 mo. by an approved provider role in same specialty
- Washington, D.C.: licensure waiver extension to August 10, 2022 for established patients. Unvaccinated and/or Unlicensed providers must request an exception to perform telemedicine via the attestation form here.
- 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.
-Juliet Allen, MSN, RN, Business Solutions Analyst, Health IT Optimization & User Wellbeing