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MD, NP, PA
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.
New Cough Assist Device Order
The new Cough Assist noninvasively mimics a spontaneous cough helping patients clear bronchial secretions due to neuromuscular disease or spinal cord injuries. Order this starting 10/9.
New Glucose Monitorng Diet Order Questions (Starting 10/9)
"Glucose Monitoring with Meals" has been added to diet orders. A Yes response will trigger a message within Healthtouch, the Food Services interface. When the tray is delivered to the room, the RN will be alerted by food service staff. This communication improves the nurse’s knowledge about meal arrival and ability to schedule glucose monitoring with meals. Note: this does not substitute an order for a finger stick prior to meals.
Additional Treatment Goal Options for Beacon Protocols (Starting 9/25)
Treatment goal selections have been expanded to include options of therapy for solid tumors for all beacon protocols.
Epic In Basket Make Over (Starting 9/25)
In Basket messages now include tabs for quick patient references including Patient Info, Meds/Problems, Vitals/Labs, My Last Note and Help. Messages also now list conversations between patients & physicians in chronological order. Updates to message types include Staff Messages, Charting, Patient Calls, Transcriptions, Chart Cosign, CC Chart, Results, Refill Response, and Refill Requests making viewing information more intuitive.
2014 Influenza Vaccine Orders
Order panels for the 2014 Influenza Vaccine will be available to place on 9/19/2014 for the coming flu season.
New Inpatient Discharge Dispositions (Starting 9/25)
To comply with new CMS guidelines, new patient discharge dispositions have been added to indicate planned readmission beginning 9/25/14.
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System Lists have been updated to include all active Attending providers and remove outdated users.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
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.