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Hydrocodone combination products to be classified as Schedule II
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has changed hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II. This change goes into effect on 10/6/14. More information to come later this month.
Patient List Updates (Available)
System Lists have been updated to include all active Attending providers and remove outdated users.
Related article: Create a My List
Find What You Need using Chart Search (Starting: 8/18)
A powerful new search engine lets clinicians enter a keyword, such as hypertension, to search the patient chart for problems, progress notes, medications, labs, and other orders from one search bar. Users can also find and open SmartSets, Synopsis views, and other available Hyperspace activities through this search—without needing to remember the necessary menu path.
Related article: Search Patient Chart
New Therapy Plans Available (Starting: 8/28)
Therapy plans are used for non-chemotherapy standing orders that occur repeatedly, over time, and need to cross patient visits. Providers can enter and sign orders for a patient’s entire therapy at once and plans can continue indefinitely.
On August 28th, approximately 15 new therapy plans will be available for use for various treatments like Orencia, Fabrazyme, Alemtuzumab, IVIG, Pamidronate, Thiamine and more. Additional therapy plans will be rolled out this year.
These plans will only be used for patients seen in the ATIC or at the Redwood City ITC.
MyHealth Message Regarding Influenza Vaccine (Starting: 9/4)
On September 4th, patients with active MyHealth accounts will receive a message about influenza and vaccination recommendations as well as recommendation on requesting an appointment via MyHealth or phone for the upcoming flu season.
24 New and updated CT orders (Starting: 8/28)
Radiology exam CT Thorax Limited will be deactivated and removed from departmental preference lists supplemented with 3 new alternative studies. In addition 21 new CT orders have been added.
Significant enhancements to ambulatory lab orders (Starting: 8/14)
When placing outpatient lab orders, the Resulting Agency (Lab where test will be resulted – SHC, Lab Corp, External…) and the site of specimen collection are both documented in the Class field within the Order Details.
As a result of this limitation, many different orders were created for the same lab test. This led additional time searching and/or inconsistent electronic routing of orders to the correct resulting agency.
To make lab ordering more intuitive, a new field has been added to Order Details to specify the resulting agency. The Resulting Agency is defaulted depending on the clinic/practice’s most commonly used lab: SHC Labcorp, Quest, DMC, or External Source.
Tip: To update and edit the resulting agency in multiple orders click the Edit Multiple button in Order Entry.
Related article: Edit Multiple Orders
Updated sepsis inpatient order set (Starting: 8/14)
IntraOp orders for routine transfusions, MTP and Emergency Release will be entered in Epic, allowing for barcode scanners to be utilized to document transfusions and new safety steps to ensure correct patient and blood.
New 2014 Epic Upgrade (Starting: 6/7)
Epic 2014 enhances Notes, Orders, Chart Search and more. It also sets the foundation for many more exciting features coming later in the year.
Some of the new features you will see starting 6/7:
Watch: MD New Version Summary Video