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Epic at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s new integrated electronic medical record system (EMR) has rolled out across most of Johns Hopkins Medicine, including:

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Howard County General Hospital
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians 
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital ambulatory clinics
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Emergency and Adult Emergency Departments
  • Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
  • Potomac Home Health Care 
  • Phoenix Transplant application for solid organ transplant or listed patients  

When Epic rolls out across inpatient applications at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Kennedy Krieger Institute this July, Johns Hopkins Medicine will have one unified patient record system for the entire enterprise, with the exception of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Epic incorporates scheduling and registration, clinical documentation, computerized provider order entry (CPOE), ePrescribing, and Charge Capture. It also improves the critical connection to affiliate and referring physicians across Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Epic at Johns Hopkins Medicine: One Patient, One Record

July 1 marks a tremendous milestone for Johns Hopkins Medicine with the last and largest Epic go-live at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After several years of intense planning, training and preparation, Johns Hopkins Medicine has taken the final step toward the creation of “one patient, one record”—a single, integrated health care delivery system at all Johns Hopkins Medicine locations in Maryland and the greater Washington, D.C., region.

Making Patient Safety a Priority 
During the Epic go-live, it is important to ensure we continue to focus on providing the best patient- and family-centered care possible. Review a tip sheet for six ways to help make sure patients stay safe during the Epic transition.

Learn About Lab Order Changes
There are significant changes to the lab ordering process that impact nurses and other providers, including the normal draw times for inpatients, the ability for providers to order STAT labs any time of day and enhancements within Epic that support these updates. Answers to the most frequently asked questions from our nurses and providers can be found on the Epic web site.

Stress Less During Go-Live
Healthy At Hopkins is committed to helping employees and their managers find "short and sweet” ways to relieve stress and promote health and wellness during the Epic implementation, and beyond. They have put together a menu of complimentary and fee-based options to help employees stress less, including five-minute progressive relaxation breaks, discounted Fitness Center passes and meditation room locations on the East Baltimore campus. A menu of these offerings can be found here. Please try to find ways to take a quick break to refresh and recharge. 


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