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Epic Tip of the Week May 2019 Week 1

Epic Tip of the Week May 2019 Week 1

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Inpatient [JHBMC] - Edmonton Frail Scale System List [effective May 7, 2019] JHBMC has a system list for patients who are at high risk for falls, as calculated by the Edmonton Frail Scale. This assessment is documented during an outpatient visit on the Edmonton Frailty Flowsheet. If a patient scores six or greater, they will(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: April 2019 Week 4

Epic Tip of the Week: April 2019 Week 4

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Inpatient - TREWS Information in Chart Header [effective 4/30/19]  Although most Epic users enter patient charts using either system list or Trackboard, there are many situations where a user could easily bypass the system list and thus miss the TREWS alert. A TREWS alert will now appear in the header of a patient's chart. The(...)

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Help Minimize the Measles Outbreak

Help Minimize the Measles Outbreak

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Over the past few years, the BCU team has learned the importance of taking a good travel and social history. The current measles outbreak is a great reminder of the importance of asking about our patients’ lives, activities and the places they travel. As of April 19, 2019 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(...)

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One Minute Guide to: Whole Blood Potassium

One Minute Guide to: Whole Blood Potassium

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​Q: Should I always order a whole blood when there is concern for hemolysis? The Bottom Line: No. During analysis of whole blood, instruments do not have the functionality for spectrophotometric hemolysis measurement.. Serum potassium measurements are recommended for most clinical situations. Whole blood potassium should be ordered in the following scenarios: for immediate management, such(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week

Epic Tip of the Week

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InBasket – Using and Creating QuickActions QuickActions can be used to review results in chart review, reply to patient calls and refill protocols. Providers can either use system QuickActions or create their own to send result notes in fewer clicks. There are 16 system QuickActions [‘gears’ symbol]. Here are 4 examples: Results => Result Note(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week

Epic Tip of the Week

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InBasket External Email Reminders Providers can subscribe to reminder emails about unread InBasket messages. This is useful for part-time clinicians who don't log into Hyperspace frequently. Click on InBasket, then the settings icon on the toolbar, check the "subscribe with email address" box, and enter the email address where you would like the messages sent. A(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week

Epic Tip of the Week

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Inpatient - Add Patient Education Button to Epic Toolbar for Inpatient Providers [Effective April 2, 2019] Inpatient providers will have access to the Patient Education button within the toolbar—this may require clicking the chevron drop-down menu if your toolbar contains many tabs. Options under the Patient Education button will include Krames, Education Videos Preview, Kids Health(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week

Epic Tip of the Week

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Mammography Best Practice Advisory (BPA) Change Providers will receive a BPA for any woman who isn’t currently enrolled in a Mammography Health Maintenance modifier/plan [HMP] at 40 years of age. The new BPA includes a summary of the guidelines (with links), automatically adds a one year Mammography HMP, and opens a SmartSet to place a(...)

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March Updates

March Updates

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March continues to be busy for the BCU team. The recent Hopkins On Alert quarterly newsletter, through the Johns Hopkins Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), highlighted some of BCU’s endeavors from congressional visits to the most recent exercise. The newsletter features a myriad of topics related to institutional and personal preparedness activities. Two of(...)

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Chaisson Co-Authors Building a Tuberculosis-Free World: The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis

Chaisson Co-Authors Building a Tuberculosis-Free World: The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis

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Over the past 18 months, Richard Chaisson, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has worked as part of the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis to create a report focused on the major scientific, epidemiologic, health systems and financing challenges that must be overcome to control TB. The publication, entitled Building a tuberculosis-free world: The Lancet Commission(...)

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