Important Change Related to Significant Incidental Radiology Findings:

When an interpreting radiologist detects an incidental finding—a finding unrelated to the reason for the study—that finding will now be included in radiology results in Epic. If the finding goes unacknowledged by the referring provider, a clinical nurse navigator will reach out to the provider to follow up. This improved workflow will help support patient […]


Epic Helps Providers Refer Smokers to Resources

A new enhancement in Epic helps identify patients at high risk for lung cancer and refer them to smoking cessation and a lung CT scan. In the ambulatory setting, medical assistants should document a patient’s relevant smoking history, including number of cigarettes per day and how many years they’ve smoked. This documentation occurs in the […]


Online Appointment Booking Goes Live

As part of the Epic enhancements and to improve access for patients, online appointment booking for many tests is now available to patients. Previously, patients could book these services online only if they were existing patients already with a MyChart account. Now anyone, including a patient who has never before used Englewood’s services, can book […]


New Tool in Epic Makes It Easier to Request IT Help

To make it more efficient for providers to report issues while using Epic, a new “Help Desk” button has been added to the Epic toolbar. Because the feature is built into Epic, detailed information about the issue including screenshots will automatically be routed to the service team.  The Help Desk button is always visible within […]


Upcoming Epic Changes for Providers

Beginning June 20, a feature of Epic called “Happy Together” goes live. Happy Together creates a single interwoven chart across Epic and other EHRs to improve patient care. As part of our Refuel project, we’ve enabled the ability to view encounters from organizations that we connect with via Care Everywhere alongside our own encounters in […]


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, […]