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Medicine Matters Home Patient Care Epic Tips: April 14, 2023

Epic Tips: April 14, 2023

Inpatient & Ambulatory:

Update to Tap-n-Go on Public and Private Computers [Effective April 20, 2023]

  • Current Tap-n-Go workflow prevents anyone else from accessing the chart and leads to delays in patient care.
  • New Tap-Out or Windows key + L shortcut workflow:
    • All open work is saved and open patient charts/activities will close.
    • “Tap-In” will bring you to your starting workspace in Epic.
    • This affects all public and private workstations, except in Ambulatory clinic exam rooms.
  • Review the blog post here.

Co-signature Required for DME Orders Important Change!!

  • General equipment and supply orders (DME), whether placed from the Home Care Smart Set or a standalone order, must be signed or co-signed by an attending, NP or PA, to be considered valid.
  • When these orders are entered by another clinician, such as a resident or fellow, a co-signer must be indicated.
  • Review the blog post here.


Enter/Edit Result Gets a New Look [Effective April 19, 2023]

  • Updated overall look and feel of the activity.
  • Key features include:
    • Reduction in the number of display columns
    • Apply personal filters similar to Chart Review
    • Switch display between horizontal/vertical split screen
    • SmartTool enabled ‘Impressions’ tab
    • CC message field to add recipients
  • Review the blog post here.

JHM Epic Efficiency Series

“Epic Upgraded Look and Feel” - For Ambulatory Providers Going-Live on 4/27/2023

  • When: Monday, April 17, 2023, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
  • Where: Zoom => “Join with computer audio” using the link:
  • Qualifies for ONE AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) TM
    Note: CME credit is available for live viewing only. Sessions are recorded and posted on the Mastery Training tile of the Epic Training Portal.

Provide Targeted Patient Outreach to Help Close Care Gaps!

  • The first “Monthly Annual Wellness Campaign” targets patients overdue for their annual wellness visits.
    • Displays in the Snapshot, This Visit [sidebar], Health Maintenance, and Longitudinal Plan of Care reports.
    • View in the Current Campaign column in the My Panel Metric Drilldown report of the Amb Physician Default Dashboard.
  • Review the blog post here.


Change to Discharge Medication Reconciliation

  • To avoid confusion and improve patients’ understanding when meds are marked as “Not Taking” on discharge instructions:
    • The “Defer to Prescriber” section will no longer appear
    • Medications not taken prior to hospitalization, should not be continued, and will be ‘Discontinued’.
      • If the patient should discuss the medication with the original prescriber, it is noted on the AVS.
    • Review the updated workflow here.

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

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Kelsey Bennett