Epic & Informatics Education
Great 8: In Basket Optimization Initiative
We have developed a one-hour training program on the In Basket to improve workflows and practice efficiency. We encourage Johns Hopkins faculty/providers, administrators/leaders, managers and staff members to register at our program page below:
September 21st - October 12Epic Efficiency Hour Webinar Series
We are excited to bring back Efficiency Hours this fall!
Efficiency Hours are designed to help physicians be more effective and efficient using Epic to take great care of their patients. The tips and tricks we review are focused on tools that are available to any physician using Epic in an outpatient setting, and the sessions are FREE to attend.
After our initial offering this past spring, 95% of providers said they would recommend these sessions to a colleague.
Physicians attending live can earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and 0.1 CEUs from UPCEA through the University of Wisconsin.
Epic UpdateFollow-Up with Me Order
Beginning on 3/25/2021 use the Follow-Up with Me order to specify follow-up instructions for your patient. This order will allow you to customize follow-up orders you place frequently to increase efficiency, instruct the patient to follow-up for multiple appointments, communicate follow-up needs to your check-out team, and in some cases help patients accurately self-schedule in MyChart. This workflow will replace use of the Follow-Up section in Wrap Up.
Ambulatory Epic training is conducted out of several learning centers within Johns Hopkins Medicine in order to meet local practice needs. Regardless of location, most courses are open to any Johns Hopkins Medicine Epic user based on job function. The links below provide a list of classes, tip sheets, and unique learning resources offered by our distinctive learning centers.
Provider training occurs bi-weekly throughout the year.
- Provider 100 is a 1-day class covering navigation, documentation, orders, in-basket management, safety, quality, and workflow optimization. This class is scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays monthly.
- Provider 200 is an optional 1-day class that builds on basic skills to teach enhanced efficiency. Dragon, Haiku, Canto, and other efficiency tools are covered in Provider 200. This class is scheduled on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays monthly.
- Provider THRIVE classes are scheduled quarterly and review advanced efficiency and documentation.
Clinical Support training occurs bi-weekly throughout the year.
- Clinical Support 100/200 is a 2-day class covering navigation, documentation, orders, in-basket management, safety, quality, and workflow optimization.
- Clinical Support THRIVE classes are scheduled monthly to review advanced concepts and efficiencies.
Cadence & Prelude training occurs bi-weekly throughout the year on 2.5 consecutive dates during the 1st and 3rd week of each month, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The course covers scheduling, registration, insurance, scanning, and basic patient communication skills. There is an optional 1.5-day simulation class. THRIVE classes are scheduled quarterly and review and confirm user skills.
Please contact Tara Fisher for specifics and additional information or to register for any of these classes.
The 21st Century Cures Act was passed in 2016 to improve the quality and safety of healthcare by promoting EHR interoperability and information sharing. One of the provisions of this act is assuring that patients have full and immediate access to their health information. As a result, most EHR notes and related documentation must be shared and most lab results must be released to patients upon finalization.
Please refer to the Epic Training Portal for CURRENT INFORMATION and training materials
- More information about the 21st Century Cures Act
- Review the Results Release Tip Sheet
- Review the Notes Release Tip Sheet (to be implemented on 1/4/21)
- Impact of the 21st Century Cures Act Legislation Webinar
- Slides from the 21st Century Cures Act Legislation Webinar
Implementation Delayed: On October 29, 2020, the ONC announced that it will extend compliance dates for Information Blocking and the ONC Health IT Certification Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the ONC site for more detailsHow will Johns Hopkins Medicine respond? Johns Hopkins Medicine initially planned to initiate full information sharing on November 2, 2020. As a result of the ONC announcement, we will delay most changes to information sharing effective on March 25, 2021 to align with the next Epic upgrade. These changes include test result release, clinical note sharing and teen proxy settings. While the federal regulation will be delayed, we did move forward on Nov 2. with sharing of certain data including problem list diagnoses in all specialties. For detailed information about when various changes take effect, please see this summary.
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