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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

Close Orders Only Encounters Opened in Error with One Less Click

Diagnosis will no longer be required when closing an Orders Only Encounter opened in error or that have medication orders that do not require diagnosis association. Diagnosis is still required when procedure orders are placed.

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

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

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

“My Patients” in Patient Search Includes PCP and Care Team
(Starting: 10/16)

Previously, the "My Patients" filter in the patient look up only returns patients with the user listed as the PCP. Now, the "My Patients" filter will additionally look to see if you were part of the Care Team.

New Speed Buttons for Follow Up

No setup is needed, speed buttons are available to all users.

View Chart Review Routing History (Starting: 10/16)

You can use “Route” to send documents from Chart Review. Now you can confirm whether your patient has items sent. To access this report, go to Chart Review> Misc Tab> SHC REVIEW CHART REVIEW ROUTING HISTORY.

Operative Reports: Use Epic “Deficiencies” to Assist in Timely Completion

Operative Reports must be completed within 24 hours of the surgery. To assist with this, Operative Report deficiencies will be assigned automatically based on surgical scheduling information in Epic – and removed immediately upon note completion. The deficiency will be assigned to the Primary Surgeon for each panel 8 hours following completion of the case (Room Out time). If a Fellow or Resident documents the Operative Report, the attending’s deficiency will automatically complete upon attending Co-Sign. For any questions, please contact the Health Information Management department staff at grelloma@stanfordhealthcare.org.

View Completed In Basket Work

Track completed messages marked Done within past 30 days grouped by message folder.

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.