EPIC – June 2018

Clinical News

On Saturday, June 3rd, Pediatric Ambulatory clinics saw 15 patients.  Providers and staff did a great job.  Patients were registered, roomed, treated and clinic notes were closed. The Pulmonary Function Lab  and Heart Station were up and running. While we encountered a few issues, there was  nothing that that could not be resolve.  A few key reminders:

For Providers:

  • Epic functionality works best when documentation is done concurrently with care given
  • Remember to use the Resident/ No Resident speed buttons. While not a hard stop in Epic, it is important to indicate if residents were involved.
  • To close the ambulatory encounter, you must select Level of Service, Diagnosis and sign your note.

For Staff:

  • When scheduling ambulatory visits, it is important to include referring physician, guarantor’s date of birth, and assign insurance coverage, and verify coverage using real time eligibility.
  • Working Patient and  Referral  WorkQueues is important for smooth patient check in
  • Referral Records and Orders MUST be linked to the appointment
  • Refer to your Tip Sheets on Learning Home Dashboard
  • Ask your supervisor super user for assistance

Good luck and KUDOS to everyone for a successful Epic Implementation!

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Level of Service

When admitting a patient to the hospital from a clinic visit be sure to select the “Admit from office to hospital” button under “Level of Service”.                

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Clinical News – April 2019

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Clinical News – March 2019

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