Epic@UNC Latest News

Updated Lab Specimen Labels

Beginning December 9, lab specimen labels will display the patient Preferred Name in quotations following the patient Legal Name. If the name is too long, an ellipse (***) will be displayed, indicating the name has been truncated. If you encounter any problems with the label format, please call the HELP desk at 984-974-4357. See examples at the link.

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Staff and Providers involved in Discharge Planning, Transitions of Care: Updates to Epic@UNC

To ensure compliance with updates CMS regulations that took effect on Friday, Nov. 29, multiple updates were made in Epic@UNC to ensure patients have the best information to make informed decisions about their care as they are discharged from acute care into post-acute care. This Tip Sheet highlights the updates – if you have any questions about these updates, please call the ISD Service Desk at 984-984-4357.

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Subscriber Relationships for Insurance Coverage in Epic@UNC

​When coverage is entered in Epic@UNC for a patient, you must correctly identify the relationship between the patient and the subscriber of the policy. Providing the correct relationship is a CMS regulatory requirement to ensure that all claims filed have accurate subscriber relationships listed. To meet this requirement the subscriber relationship on new and existing coverages must be accurate and compliant. This process is different than how some staff had been trained to enter insurance coverages in the past and existing coverages may need to be updated. Find more information here.

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Coming Dec. 10: Clinical Decision Support for Advanced Imaging

CareSelect Imaging clinical decision support technology will go-live on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at all locations using Epic@UNC. CareSelect Imaging provides decision support when ordering advanced imaging exams (CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine/PET) directly within the provider's ordering workflow. Providers will continue use current processes to place/sign an advanced imaging order.

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CANCELLED: Planned Dec. 8 Epic@UNC Downtime

The planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, has been cancelled. The next planned Epic@UNC downtime will occur with our next Quarterly Release and is scheduled from 1 – 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Stay tuned for new features that will be available on Jan. 26.

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New Hospice Care Plans Available

There will be 9 new care plans available on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, specifically for use by staff at our SECU Hospice House UNC and Johnston. Everyone will be able to see these when searching for care plan templates but please refrain from using any care plan with ‘hospice’ in the name unless your patient is located in one of the SECU Hospice House facilities.

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Multiple Outpatient Specialties Converting to Default Widescreen Navigator View in Epic@UNC on Nov. 26

Multiple outpatient specialties will be converting to a widescreen navigator view as the default view in Epic@UNC on Tuesday, Nov. 26. View the list and a preview of the new default view at this Intranet link.

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Coming Dec. 10: Clinical Decision Support for Advanced Imaging

UNC Health Care is pleased to announce the implementation of CareSelect Imaging clinical decision support technology, which will go live on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at all locations using Epic@UNC. CareSelect Imaging provides decision support when ordering advanced imaging exams (CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine/PET) directly within the provider's ordering workflow. You will use the current process to place/sign an advanced imaging order.

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ISD Training Podcast Episode #2: Dr. Don Spencer, Chief Medical Informatics Officer

In episode #2 of the ISD Training Team's Podcast, get to know Dr. Don Spencer, UNC Health Care's Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and learn about how governance and decision-making occur within ISD and how you can get involved.

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Sickle Cell question now required on adult and pediatric 'Prepare pRBC" orders

As of Wednesday, Nov. 20, the adult and pediatric "Prepare pRBC" orders now have a required sickle cell question. View a screenshot at this Intranet link.

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ED Nurse Standing Orders Sepsis Order Set Go-Live: Nov. 21

The ED Nurse Standing Orders Sepsis Order Set will go live at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

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Multiple outpatient specialties converting to default widescreen navigator view on Nov. 26

Multiple outpatient specialties will be converting to a widescreen navigator view as the default view in Epic@UNC on Tuesday, Nov. 26. View the list and a preview of the new default view at this Intranet link.

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Nov. 11 Order Set Updates; Note that Daily Weights Order will be retired

Please view the list of Order Sets that will be updated on Monday, Nov. 11, at this link. Note that the "Weigh Patient" order (NUR94) with the appropriate frequencies will be the only weigh patient order available after Nov. 11. The "Daily Weights" order (NUR450) ​will be retired on Nov. 11.

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CANCELLED - Planned Nov. 10 Epic@UNC Downtime

The Epic@UNC Downtime scheduled for Nov. 10 has been cancelled. The next planned Epic@UNC Downtime is set from 1 - 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Dec. 8.

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Providers: Leave your PC or laptop on overnight Nov. 11 to receive a Dragon Medical One update

ISD must distribute an update for the Dragon Medical One (DMO) dictation software on all PCs and laptops starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. To save you time, please leave your PC or laptop in the office and turned on when leaving Monday, Nov. 11, so that it can be updated overnight.

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ISD Training Team introduces new Podcast

The ISD Training Team is proud to unveil the first episode of a new Podcast. In the first episode, Dr. Leo Marucci, UNC Medical Center Hospitalist and Epic@UNC Physician Champion, discusses how the UNC Medical Center and UNC REX Hospitalist groups addressed provider well-being initiatives, Epic@UNC's Secure Chat feature, and Storyboad, a new feature coming to Epic@UNC in January 2020.

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Providers: Revised Tip Sheet Available for Attestations at Epic@UNC

For more information on how to easily select an inpatient, outpatient, or procedure attestation, a Revised Attestation Tip Sheet is available. Providers can utilize dot phrase shortcuts to select an attestation. Please see the Appendix in the Tip Sheet for common attestations.

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New Provider Alert When Hemoglobin A1C Testing Has Been Ordered Within 90 Days of a Previous Order

On Monday, Nov. 4, a new message will be implemented to alert the provider that a Hemoglobin A1C test was ordered within 90 days of a previous Hemoglobin A1C order. This update will impact inpatient and outpatient orders. The provide can choose to continue with the order or remove the order at the time of the message. See a screenshot of the alert here.

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APP Students now have access to all physician notes; Do not use ‘Advanced Practice Provider Student Note’

Advanced Practice Provider (APP) students now have access to all notes that a physician can write in Epic@UNC. However, APP students only have the ability to ‘Share’ notes. They cannot sign, pend, or send for cosign. In the near future, we will be removing the ‘APP Student Note’ type. If you have any concerns about this change, contact the ISD Service Desk at 984-974-4357.

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Impact of Nov. 3 Daylight Saving Time Change

The time will ‘fall back’ from 1:59 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, Nov. 3. While there WILL NOT be an Epic@UNC downtime, please review the impact the time change will have on equipment (glucometers) and documentation (ADT, MAR, I/O, Graphs, Work List, Doc Flowsheets, ASAP - ED, Beaker Labs, and Stork Obstetrics).

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