Epic Update: A Message from Helene Wolk, SVP Operations

Since we began using Epic in March 2018, Englewood Health has seen a transformation in how we provide care to patients. The system has lived up to our high expectations and ambitious goals—and it’s only getting better. After being live on Epic for more than a year, we are now on the tail end of […]

Quality Update: Key Feature of Wave 3 Helps Providers Improve Documentation of Major Comorbid Conditions

Accurate documentation of major comorbid conditions (MCC) is critical for patient care and hospital reimbursement. It also directly impacts our publicly reported quality scores and value-based purchasing. In Wave 3 of the Epic Refuel, the Admission Navigator will have a new “Co-morbidities” section that suggests patient-specific diagnoses based on real-time vitals, labs, and other data […]

Epic Refuel Wave 3 Begins April 29: What’s Changing for Providers?

Wave 3 of the Epic Refuel project begins next Monday, April 29. Here are eight changes and enhancements that providers will see: Blood Administration: Providers would no longer need to choose the number of units for nursing Transfuse XMatched order. It will automatically default to the units ordered. Blood Component BPA: To reduce blood transfusions, […]

Have You Signed Up for MyChart Yet?

Getting patients to sign up for MyChart, the Epic patient portal, is an important part of our quality and patient engagement efforts. This online portal gives patients easy and secure access to their health information (and helps reduce some of the administrative tasks handled by telephone in the offices). The features include: Managing appointments, including […]

Epic Refuel Wave 2

The Epic Refuel Wave 2 went live yesterday, March 13. A number of enhancements and changes were introduced affecting providers. Highlights are below. Any questions regarding these changes may be directed to Michelle Wu, one of our IT Clinical Education Coordinators, at michelle.wu@ehmchealth.org. Auto discontinue Activity, Weight-bearing and lifting orders: Activity, Weightbearing and lifting orders […]

Message from Warren Geller Regarding IT Issues

Dear Colleagues, I want to thank everyone for your patience and support over the past several days as we experienced a significant technology infrastructure failure that impacted nearly all systems and applications. At this time, most systems are up and running, though there are some remaining issues actively being addressed. The cause of the outage […]

Installing Haiku/Canto on Your Mobile Devices and Tablets

Epic’s mobile application for your Apple or Android smartphone (Haiku) and iPad (Canto) can be installed on your own device. This feature is available for providers. With these apps, you’ll be able to review encounters, scheduled visits, patient lists, past notes, and lab results; capture clinical images; and e-prescribe and approve or refuse patient refills. […]

Epic Refuel Project: Updates for Providers

Epic Refuel Wave 1 go-live starts February 5, and will include many improvements based on valuable physician input and feedback. As part of the organizational commitment to optimize the EH Epic system, a series of upgrades will be rolled out over the next year as part of the Epic Refuel. Many of these changes are […]