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Medicine Matters Home Patient Care Epic Tips: January 6, 2023

Epic Tips: January 6, 2023

Epic Upgrade: January 19, 2023

Epic Upgrade Personalization Freeze

  • Epic personalization is unavailable on 01/18/2023.
  • The freeze will end immediately after Epic becomes available on Thursday, 01/19/2023.
  • Tip: You can continue to create user SmartPhrases during the Personalization Freeze. Review the blog post here.

Below are upgrade key slides of interest worth reviewing in the attached PowerPoint slide deck:

Epic Upgrade Overview

Cupid (Cardiology) Slides

Inpatient & Ambulatory

Epic Newsletter - New!!

Analytics Catalog Replaces the Library

Synopsis Updates – Major Change!

Ambulatory Only

Streamlined Telephone & Refill Encounters Major Change!

Refreshed Review Flowsheets

  • Slides 47-50

Expected Patient from Ambulatory to ED Workflow – Hot Topic!

Cupid Only

Table of Contents

  • Slide 7

Web Narrator – Hot Topic!

  • Slides 16-39

Specialty Web Narrator slides – Hot Topic!

  • Slides 5

Additional Recent Updates

Inpatient: Medical Decision-Making [MDM] Documentation & Billing Criteria SmartPhrase Update

  • For Academic note templates ("AD" in the title – e.g. JHM AD ADULT DAILY PROGRESS NOTE) click the MDM Smart Block button to display the updated MDM criteria.
  • For Other note templates type “.mdm2023inpatient” to insert the MDM documentation within your note as these notes do not include the MDM Smart Block.
  • 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 and choose one of several opportunities to attend on the dates below:

Inpatient & Ambulatory: Nuance PowerMic Mobile Issue

  • PowerMic Mobile stops unexpectedly on iOS 16.2.
  • Workaround:
    • Launch PowerMic Mobile and login
    • Tap the Options […] icon on the top right of screen
    • Tap Settings
    • Under Sounds, tap Never Play Sounds and exit Settings
  • No resolution information is currently available.

Ambulatory: JHHC Updates Annual Wellness Visits for Medicare Advantage & Non-Medicare Patients

  • Annual Wellness visits can now be completed at any time during the calendar year.
  • The new My Panel Metric, ‘Adult Wellness Visit Overdue’, combines Medicare Wellness Visit [JHM ADV] and Annual Wellness Visit 65+ [PPMCO, USFHP, & EHP].

  • Review the blog post here.

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

COVID-19 Epic Training Portal link

For more Epic Upgrade Tips, click here.


Kelsey Bennett