Epic@UNC Latest News

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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Medicare MBI Format Warning – October 31

On Oct. 31, a new warning will be live in Epic@UNC alerting staff that they must update the MBI number for the patient’s Medicare coverage. It is critical that all coverage listed with the old format (SSN based) is updated as soon as possible.

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Coming to Epic@UNC in late 2019: CareSelect Imaging clinical decision support technology

UNC Health Care is pleased to announce the implementation of CareSelect Imaging clinical decision support (CDS) technology, which will go live in late 2019. CareSelect Imaging provides decision support when ordering advanced imaging exams (CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine/PET) directly within the provider's ordering workflow.

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Scheduling/Registration Staff: New workflow when Printing a Receipt at Check-In

Now, the “Receipt” option will be checked by default, but the receipt won’t actually print until the user clicks "Check In." View details and screenshots.

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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. 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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Use Epic@UNC? We Need Your Feedback by Oct. 31

The Epic@UNC user experience survey has been extended through Thursday, Oct. 31 (Happy Halloween!). If you use Epic@UNC in either a clinical or non-clinical role, please take 5 minutes to share your feedback in this survey. Thanks to the more than 2,000 staff and providers who’ve participated so far – please participate to make sure your voice is heard!

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Share your Epic@UNC feedback - Survey extended through Oct. 31

The Epic@UNC survey has been extended through Oct. 31. Thanks to the >900 UNC Medical Center staff and providers who have already participated. If you haven’t yet and if you use Epic@UNC (whether clinically or administratively), please share your feedback today to ensure our voices are heard!

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Open Notes for Ambulatory Providers: Coming Oct. 13

As a reminder, as part of our next Epic@UNC quarterly release, Open Notes will go live across all UNC Health Care ambulatory clinics on Sunday, Oct. 13. This is an effort to improve patient care, patient satisfaction, and transparency.

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