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Epic EHR Tools and Tips for COVID-19

Is your organization utilizing Epic as your EHR system? Take advantage of the various tools Epic has to offer to help treat and prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Here are the top 5 things to know:

  1. Interoperability
    • Epic’s has a great interoperability network where healthcare organizations can share travel screening documentation and infection status information with both Epic and non-Epic organizations
  2. Virtual Visits
    • Patients under quarantine with symptoms of COVID-19 can use Epic’s electronic visits, MyChart messages or video visit functions to virtually connect with clinicians
  3. Screening Questionnaire
    • Epic released an automatic software update to its travel screening questionnaire to help organizations identify new cases of COVID-19 by asking patients about recent travel
  4. SlicerDicer
    • This Epic analytic tool helps clinicians/physicians create reports to better understand COVID-19 in their community
  5. Epic’s Foundation System
    • This is a forum created by Epic where clients can share successful EHR tools, workflows and tips on how to treat and prevent COVID-19

This article was created by Stephanie Sok, Business Researcher, Global Healthcare IT, Inc. with assistance from the following base line articles: For more on each please click on the link.

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