Epic Enhancement: Correcting Home Medications

When reconciling a patient’s medications for discharge, any corrections to the Home Medications can now be done without leaving the Discharge Navigator. A new tab, “Review Home Medications,” has been added to the Discharge Order Reconciliation activity, where you can add, delete, or modify items on the home medication list. See screenshot below (click on […]

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

As part of our commitment to provider convenience and patient safety, Englewood Health is implementing Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS), effective January 20, 2020. EPCS will allow you to prescribe controlled substances through Epic routed to an EPCS-authorized pharmacy. In accordance with NJ law, each provider needs to enroll in the system through a […]

Epic Best Practice Advisory (BPA) Pop-up for Heart Failure Patients

For patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), a new pop-up BPA (screenshot below) will go into effect on Monday, December 23, to help remind providers to order the following guideline-based heart failure medications: Beta-blocker Ace-inhibitor or an alternative including ARB, ARNI, or Hydralazine plus nitrate Spironolactone Diuretic The CHF BPA will appear on day 3 […]

Integrative Medicine Update

October Programs for Patients Interested in Nutrition and Cancer Prevention The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine has released its fall calendar of events and services. Among the programs is a lecture on October 1 specifically for anyone interested in learning how foods can help decrease risk for diseases like breast cancer. In addition, the Graf […]

Pre-hospital Records Now Available in Epic

Effective July 1, pre-hospital records and EKGs will be available within a patient’s chart once they are completed. Documentation from emsCharts will be available in Epic when both of these conditions are met: Patient identifiers/demographics sent from Epic match the information in emsCharts. The EMS note has been finalized/completed in emsCharts. EMS documentation will file […]

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 […]

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 […]