Epic Tips: June 10, 2022

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Willow Ambulatory [WAM] - Epic for Outpatient Pharmacies

  • When: June 11, 2022
  • Why: Integrates prescribing and dispensing of medications into a single system
  • Highlights:
    • 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: GI/Endoscopy Direct Access Program

  • The GI/Endoscopy Direct Access Program allows non-GI providers to refer patients for Colonoscopy & Endoscopy without completing a GI consult.
  • The updated GI/Endoscopy orders PRO251 (Upper Endoscopy) and PRO255 (Colonoscopy) orders improve communication regarding scheduling and exam prep for GI and non-GI providers.
  • Review the blog post and tip sheet here.

Inpatient: Viewing Unconfirmed ECGs [Effective 6/27/2022]

  • Unconfirmed ECG results will be sent to the Cardiology tab in Chart Review.
  • The yellow heart indicates an unconfirmed result that needs to be reviewed and displays in a yellow background.
  • The red heart indicates a final result and the ECG will show a pink/red background.
  • Review the blog post here.

Ambulatory: Telemedicine Hot Topics – States of Emergency Telehealth Services Updates [Data as of 6/9//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 6/29/2022.
    • 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

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