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Epic Tips: September 30, 2022

Inpatient & Ambulatory: 21st Century Cures Act - 2nd Phase [Effective October 4, 2022]

  • The second phase of the federal regulation requiring patients’ unrestricted access to their electronic health information begins October 6, 2022.
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine [JHM] Key Dates:
    • On October 4, 2022, JHM will begin releasing more parts of the legal medical record to MyChart.
      • Most patients and their proxies will have access to download their full medical record.
    • After October 10, 2022, [date to be announced] Radiology images will go-live.
  • For more information, click the 21st Century Cures Act

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 and choose one of several opportunities to attend on the dates below:

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Block Care Team from MyChart View – Addressing Workplace Violence

  • The “MyChart Care Team Blocked” FYI flag hides care team names and photos from MyChart and MyChart Bedside when a patient threatens harm to staff, providers, or any JHM entity.
  • After informing a supervisor or manager, any provider or staff can add or remove the FYI flag, although users are required to document a reason for placing the flag.
  • NOTE: This flag will not block staff/provider names from displaying in notes, AVS or secure messaging. Patients/proxies for whom care teams are blocked can still message clinicians via MyChart.
  • Review the blog post here.

Ambulatory: COVID-19 Immunization Scheduling Rules - Novavax EUA, bivalent boosters, & CDSi 4.32

  • Updates include:
    • Patients aged 12 years and older are eligible for the Novavax
    • All patients, aged 12 years and older, appear in Health Maintenance as due for a bivalent booster eight weeks after their last dose, even if they completed their primary series and received one or more monovalent booster doses.
    • ***Monovalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized as a booster for any patients aged 12 years and older.
      • Continue to order Monovalent Pfizer as a single booster for patients aged 5 to 11 years on the Pfizer or Mixed Product series.
    • The end age for the first dose of Pfizer [6 months to 4 years old] changed from 6 years to 5 years.
    • The end age for the first dose of Moderna [6 months to 5 years old] changed from 7 years to 6 years.
  • Review the blog post here.

Ambulatory: Potential Changes to CareFirst/BlueCard of BlueCross Blue Shield Coverage

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine [JHM] is renegotiating a new contract with CareFirst.
  • If an agreement is not reached by December 5, 2022, JHM and JHU providers will be considered “out of network” for our patients, caregivers, faculty, and staff.
  • Until negotiations are finalized, please continue to provide the highest quality of clinical care to our patients.
  • Here is the How to Handle CareFirst Questions Sent Via In-Basket tip sheet for review.
  • Follow-up communication will be forthcoming.
  • For additional information and resources click here.

Ambulatory: Telemedicine Hot Topics – States of Emergency Telehealth Services Updates [9/28/2022]

  • The Office of Telemedicine launches new training portal for quick access to training videos, tip sheets, and other resources to assist providers and patients.
  • Cisco Lunch and Learn Drop-in Sessions to increase efficiency:
Date Time Zoom Link
10/5/2022 12:00 – 1:00pm
10/19/2022 12:00 – 1:00pm

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

COVID-19 Epic Training Portal link

For more Epic Tips of the Week, click here


Kelsey Bennett