Epic Tips: September 2, 2022

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Change to CRISP HIE InContext Launch

  • The app will open in a new window, rather than the sidebar.
  • This change reduces the lag time for InContext to load and decreases the frequency of Epic freezing while using CRISP.
  • Users can open multiple patients simultaneously. InContext will sync on the patient currently in focus in Epic.
  • Review the blog post here.

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Epic is hosting free “Efficiency Hour” Webinars

  • These are 1-hour efficiency sessions offered by Epic in Verona, WI (not specific to Johns Hopkins Medicine). They have been very well reviewed by prior attendees.
  • CME credit is available through the University of Wisconsin.
  • See https://www.epicearth.com/home/efficiencyhour and choose one of several opportunities to attend on the dates below:

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Notewriter Behavior Change

  • When typing in a text box or comment field in Notewriter, the information does not appear in the note at the same time that it is typed until the user clicks Accept or Enter outside of the text box.
  • Review the blog post here.

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Surescripts to Retire Many Dispense Units

  • Surescripts will retire bottle, inhaler, and box units of measure, to name a few, and will reject medications transmitted using these units of measure.
  • When refilling medications providers receive a warning and need to select an appropriate unit.
  • This change impacts outpatient and discharge dispense units only.
  • Review the blog post here.

Ambulatory: Influenza 2022/2023 Vaccine Season

  • The Influenza Health Maintenance topic is active. The BPA launched on September 1st for JHCP and will launch September 21st for the remainder of the health system.
    • For more information review the blog post here.
  • In addition, there is a new “Influenza Vaccine Status” column that users can manually add to the Multiprovider schedule.
    • Review the blog post and how to add columns to your schedule here.

Ambulatory: Usability Special Updates

  • When opening Charge Capture a single list of charges expands automatically, rather than multiple lists.
  • An updated Diabetes Risk Score for Asian American Patients is calculated per the American Diabetes Association guidelines.
  • For a complete list of special updates click here.

Ambulatory: Telemedicine Hot Topics – States of Emergency Telehealth Services Updates [Data as of 9/2/2022]

  • The Office of Telemedicine launches new training portal for quick access to training videos, tip sheets, and other resources to assist providers and patients.
  • Update – Direct link to the most recent Telemedicine Regional Waiver Grid
  • Cisco Lunch and Learn Drop-in Sessions to increase efficiency:
Date Time Zoom Link
9/7/2022 12:00 – 1:00pm https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/97780254528
9/21/2022

12:00 – 1:00pm

https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/97780254528
10/5/2022 12:00 – 1:00pm https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/97780254528
10/19/2022 12:00 – 1:00pm https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/97780254528

-Juliet Allen, MSN, RN, Business Solutions Analyst, Health IT Optimization & User Wellbeing

COVID-19 Epic Training Portal link

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