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Discharge Deceased Patients Using New Navigator

Starting 1/28, all documentation related to deceased patients have been consolidated into a new discharge navigator. Now you can document the Death Certificate, transplant network documentation and place the discharge order all from the same place.

More Intuitive VTE Prophylaxis Orders
Starting 1/28, an updated VTE

Prophylaxis section has been added to 100+ OrderSets in order to improve patient safety by providing clear and specific orders to select.

Add to Patient List from In Basket Results Folder

Starting 1/28, patients can be added directly to the Patient List from within the In Basket Results Folder. You can create lists of patients quickly for follow-up or future reference.

Patients with MyHealth account able to submit updates to their Allergies and Medication lists

Starting 11/10/14, patients with active MyHealth accounts will be able to provide updates to their Allergy and Medication lists. Clinicians can review and add (or discard) these updates using Epic to “Reconcile Outside Information” in a MyHealth encounter, admission or other outpatient encounters.

Related articles: Import Allergies, Medications and Problem List

HIPAA/CLIA Amendment Allows Patients Access to ALL Lab Results
(Starting: 10/23)

Beginning 10/23/14, ALL finalized lab results will be released to patients on MyHealth upon being marked as “Reviewed” - or - after 14 days if no action is taken. This includes genetic tests, pathology, tests for drugs of abuse, and HIV/Hepatitis testing. Always communicate “sensitive” results directly to patients before you Mark as “Reviewed.”

Related article: Release MyHealth Results

Order Antibiotic Infusions Therapy Plans for Patients Receiving Care in Infusion Areas (Starting: 10/30)

Starting Thursday 10/30, antibiotic therapy plans can be placed in Epic for patients receiving infusions at the Stanford Hospital Infusion Center (formerly ATIC) or Redwood City Infusion Treatment Center (ITC) for Tobramycin, Zosyn, Daptomycin, Epoetin Alfa and many others. 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 in Epic for a patient’s entire therapy at once and plans can continue over time. These orders can be initiated at discharge, from an orders only encounter or a clinic visit and will replace paper orders.

Additionally, WebEx training sessions are being offered. Please email EpiCenterUniversity to sign up.

Related articles: Initiate Therapy Plan | Discontinue a Therapy Plan | Merge Therapy Plans | Modify Existing Therapy Plans

Find What You Need using Chart Search

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 articles: Search Patient Chart

Hydrocodone Class Changing from Schedule III to II (Starting: 10/6)

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has changed hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to the more-restrictive Schedule II. Hand-written secure prescriptions will be required starting 10/6/14. “No Print” orders should be placed in Epic for clinical documentation and medication safety.