Epic@UNC Latest News

Veteran Status Listed in Epic@UNC starting April 6

To help identify patients that have served, or are serving in the military, starting April 6, Epic@UNC will have two fields to denote a patient’s veteran status and their branch of service. The Veteran Status & Branch of Service should be completed for each patient registration. For more information, please see this Tip Sheet.

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New ‘Activity’ Order Effective April 6 with Epic@UNC Upgrade

Starting Saturday morning, April 6, inpatient nurses and providers will see a new ‘Activity’ order (NUR304001) encompassing multiple prior Activity orders (see at the link). Following this change, when a new Activity order is written, the old/previous Activity order will be discontinued to ensure there is only one active order at a time.

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Updated RTE Response for Patients with Medicare and a Secondary Payor Begins April 9

On April 9 Epic@UNC will indicate Medicare’s filing order on both the Interactive Face Sheet and in the RTE response history. Please view the RTE Response: Medicare Secondary to Payor tip sheet for examples of this feature. Please note that the Medicare Secondary Payor Questionnaire must still be completed when prompted.

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Coming April 6: Standard Opioid Prescribing Schedule, Default Prescription Quantity, Updates to PDMP report

Following the April 6 Epic@UNC Upgrade, providers will have access to a Standard Opioid Prescribing Schedule, will see a default prescription quantity of 10 tablets when prescribing opioids, and will see additional data in the PDMP report.​ Watch the video and review the files at this link for details.

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Coming April 6: Med Rec Improvements

Providers will notice several improvements to the Medication Reconciliation screens and workflow after the April 6 Epic@UNC Upgrade.

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Coming April 6: Widescreen view required for multiple specialties

​​The April 6 Epic@UNC Upgrade will include a switch from the “traditional” view to the “widescreen” view for a subset of providers (see full list below). With the “widescreen” view, users will no longer have the ability to use the Visit Navigator view. This is a required change by Epic in an attempt to increase the clinical workspace area and reduce scrolling.

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Coming April 6: Create Your Own Order Panel

Following the April 6 Epic@UNC Upgrade, ambulatory clinicians will be able to create their own order panels in their regular ordering workflows.

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Personalization limited in Epic@UNC March 29 - April 6

To ensure a smooth transition to the upgraded version of Epic@UNC coming April 6, ISD must limit a number of personalization features from March 29 until April 6.

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Change in Format to Printed Notes

Effective Tuesday, March 18, notes printed from Chart Review will be revised to specify the patient location in the header. The location will replace the patient name and medical number, both of which will remain in the note title as well as on the note footer. This update will provide clinicians who rely on hard copy reports with an indication of where the service occurred.

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Link to submit Clean In, Clean Out observations now available within Epic@UNC

You can now submit your Clean In, Clean Out hand hygiene observations directly from Epic@UNC using a new link in the ‘References’ dropdown menu in Epic@UNC. More details and a screenshot are available at the link.

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March 10 Daylight Saving Time Change and Impact on Equipment/Documentation

The time will 'spring forward' from 1:59 to 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. Review the impacts of the time change on equipment/documentation.

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Epic@UNC 'Downtime Access' icon added to PCs on March 18

Starting Monday, March 18, an “Epic@UNC Downtime Access” icon will be placed on computers across UNC Health Care. The icon will also appear in MyApps. Details at the link.

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SafetraceTx Blood Bank System Downtime Wednesday Morning, March 20

​There will be a two-hour downtime required for system maintenance from 10 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, March 20, for the SafeTraceTX (Blood Bank) system.

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Healthwise Patient Education Instructions Upgraded March 18

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 March 18. More information about the many new patient instructions may be found at this link.

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Recall Appointment Reminders Sent via My UNC Chart Starting March 12

Starting Tuesday, March 12, in an effort to communicate more effectively with patients and increase Recall appointments, patients will now receive Recall Reminders via My UNC Chart. Email CASIUNCHCS@unchealth.unc.edu with any questions.

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Providers: Order Set Updates/Releases - Feb. 28

Please review these order set updates, which will be available after Feb. 28

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March 10 Daylight Saving Time Change and Impact on Equipment/Documentation

The time will 'spring forward' from 1:59 to 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.​ View details of the impact of the time change at this Intranet link.

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Providers: Updates to C. Difficile Testing Order

On Monday Feb. 25, the C. difficile testing order will be updated to improve clinical decision-making. There will be an updated question for ordering providers on whether the patient has had 3 or more liquid stools in the past 24 hours. Process instructions will also be added to C. difficile test. These updates are based upon recommendations from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Screenshots may be found at the link.

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Order Set Updates - Feb. 28

Please review these order set updates that will be available after Feb. 28

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Providers: Changes to Referrals to Home Health, Cardiac Rehab, and Hospice

Ambulatory Referrals to Home Health and Cardiac Rehab will require a physician to be entered as the Authorizing Provider. Questions on those orders and the Referral to Hospice have been updated also.

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