Epic@UNC Latest News

Internal Goal for Utilization of Sepsis Narrator Tool

Performance Improvement and Patient Safety are encouraging increased “sepsis narrator” tool in EPIC for all patients when you suspect sepsis. This tool is nurse driven and is important for workflow handoffs in EPIC. Our overall CMS sepsis bundle compliance goal for FY20 is ≥46%.

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Front Desk Staff: Tip Sheet for Order Transcription Workflow

With the transition to OnBase, scanning is now part of order transcription. If an external provider refers patients to UNC Health Care the order information will not be present in the Epic@UNC system to schedule. Follow the steps in this tip sheet to transcribe the information.

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Epic@UNC Quarterly Release - Review New Features Coming Jan. 26

On Sunday morning, Jan. 26, Epic@UNC will be upgraded across UNC Health Care during our next quarterly release, ensuring the latest features are available to our teams. A full list of expected updates may be found at the link in the headline.

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Planned Epic@UNC Downtime – Jan. 26, 1 - 2:30 a.m.

There is a planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled from 1 - 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Jan 26. Find downtime materials here.

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Personalization Limited in Epic@UNC Jan. 21 – 26

To ensure a smooth quarterly upgrade on Sunday, Jan. 26, ISD must limit a number of personalization features from Jan. 21 - 26. Details about the personalization features that will be unavailable can be found at the link in the headline.

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Order Set Updates Quarterly Releases Jan. 26, 2020

These Order sets are available in Playground Wednesday January 15th. Please log in and verify.

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Planned Epic@UNC Downtime - Jan 26

​​There is a planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled from 1 - 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan 26. Find downtime materials here.

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Oncology Appointment Requests WebEx Sessions

Epic@UNC Beacon Oncology is implementing a new workflow that will go-live March 7 and that requires more involved training than usual. Find a schedule of WebEx training sessions here.

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Optime/Anesthesia Quarterly Release Changes

Find out more about OpTime/Anesthesia changes that will be made as part of the Jan. 26 quarterly release.

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Multiple Outpatient Specialties Converting to Default Widescreen Navigator View on Jan. 26

Several outpatient specialties will be converting to a widescreen navigator view as the default in Epic@UNC on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Learn more at the headline in the link.

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Epic@UNC Quarterly Release - Review New Features Coming Jan. 26

On Sunday morning, Jan. 26, Epic@UNC will be upgraded across UNC Health Care during our next quarterly release to ensure the latest features are available to our teams. A full list of expected updates may be found at the link in the headline.

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Preview New View for Epic@UNC Patient Header (Storyboard) in the Epic@UNC Playground

On Jan. 26, the patient header in Epic@UNC is moving to the left side of the screen as part of our next Quarterly Release. Confirmed benefits of the new Storyboard view include saving clicks, reducing scrolling, making better use of widescreen space, and presenting the patient's 'story' in a consistent way.

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OnBase Document Scanning/Retrieval Go-Live: Jan. 17-18, 2020

The OnBase Document Imaging System is scheduled to Go-Live the evening of Jan. 17-18, 2020. OnBase will replace Sovera as our enterprise-wide document imaging system. All users who scan, import, or view documents in Epic@UNC or Sovera will be impacted. View details at the link in the headline.

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Epic@UNC Playground updated Jan. 5 to preview new features coming Jan. 26

Starting this Sunday, Jan. 5, you will be able to preview new features coming in our next Quarterly Release in the Epic@UNC Playground. The biggest change coming Jan. 26 is the new view for the patient header (Storyboard). View Playground logins and details on Storyboard at this Intranet link.

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RTE Read and Review Contest Starts Jan. 1

​Staff working in outpatient services clinics at the medical center who complete the required “Entering Coverage, Subscriber Relationships, & RTE Review” training and receive a passing score are eligible to participate in the “RTE Read and Review Contest” where they can win a party for their clinic!

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Providers: Connect your Epic@UNC schedule to your Outlook Calendar

Providers now have the option to integrate their Epic@UNC schedule with their Outlook calendars. From Outlook, providers can then see their appointments and cases alongside other meetings and personal events. The steps to setup this new feature are outlined in this Tip Sheet.

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Healthwise Patient Discharge Instructions Updated Dec. 17

The new version of our Healthwise patient discharge instructions, found through the Clinical References (or References) link in the Epic@UNC chart, will be available on Tuesday, Dec. 17. This update includes 48 new patient instructions and 11 new videos.

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AHEC Digital Library link Available via MyApps and ‘References’ Tab in Epic@UNC

The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Digital Library is now available via both MyApps and via the ‘References’ dropdown menu in Epic@UNC, which is located near the top-right corner of the screen.

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Providers who Prescribe Outpatient Controlled Substances: New Provision of STOP Act Requiring Controlled Substances to be E-Prescribed Takes Effect Jan. 1

A new provision of the STOP Act, North Carolina’s opioid prescribing law, takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and will require certain controlled substances to be prescribed electronically. If you already e-prescribe controlled substances or NEVER prescribe controlled medications, you can disregard this message. However, if you prescribe controlled substances but do not e-prescribe, please review the details below carefully.

Providers who Prescribe Outpatient Controlled Substances: New Provision of STOP Act Requiring Controlled Substances to be E-Prescribed Takes Effect Jan. 1 - Read More…

Clinical Decision Support Now Live for Providers Who Order CTs, MRIs, and Nuclear Medicine/PET Scans

CareSelect Imaging, which provides decision support when ordering advanced imaging exams (CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine/PET), is now live in Epic@UNC. Providers will continue use the current process to place/sign an advanced imaging order. View details (including a video, Tip Sheets, and FAQs) at the link in the headline.

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