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Signed & Held Orders Banners Enhanced

Starting Sunday, Oct. 24, Signed & Held Orders banners will be enhanced, improving efficiency. Enhancements include:

Some Epic Functionality Unavailable: Now through 4 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24

Some Epic functions will be unavailable, and no changes or enhancements can be made from now through 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Epic Deterioration Index Replacing Rothman for Early Detection of At-Risk Patients

On Sunday, Oct. 24, the new Epic Deterioration Index (EDI) will be available for early detection and intervention of at-risk patients by inpatient providers and med/surg and ICU nurses.

Reminder: Create and Use My Patient Lists

Creating and customizing My Patient Lists in Epic are a useful way to organize your views to get quick and easy snapshots of your assigned patients. In addition to adding patients individually from pre-defined system lists, you can also copy existing unit lists to your My Patient List and create additional lists using your column preferences or copying existing templates.

New Epic Best Practice Advisory (BPA): Measles, Mumps or Polio Screening for Patients Recently in Afghanistan

Effective now, when you’re admitting a patient to any Houston Methodist hospital and are documenting measles, mumps or polio symptoms for patients who have recently been to Afghanistan, an Epic BPA will alert you to order either:

Bolus from PCA Module Added to MAR Action

For All Nursing On Monday, Oct. 4, to appropriately account for BCMA compliance, Bolus from PCA Module will be added as a MAR Action for medications delivered through a PCA syringe. Use this to...

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QSight: Every Tuesday and Thursday

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 p.m. – midnight

Be prepared for intermittent or no access. Follow your department’s standard downtime procedures.

LMS: Saturday to Sunday

Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 24, 6 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30, 11 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 31, 6 a.m.

LMS won’t be available due to maintenance

Network Maintenance (HMSL)

HMSL 
11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, to
4 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22

You may experience intermittent internet and application access slowness, lasting up to five minutes.

Save your work often during this maintenance time, and if network drives and icons are missing reboot your computer.

Epic: Sunday, Oct. 24, 2-4 a.m.

2-4 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24

During this downtime:

  • Access Epic Read-Only.
  • Data in Epic Read-Only is current until the downtime begins.
  • You can’t document or place orders in Epic Read-Only.

For detailed information, follow the instructions for a planned downtime.

Daylight Savings End: Sunday, Nov. 7

Sunday, Nov, 7.

Details to be determined.

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Signed & Held Orders Banners Enhanced

Starting Sunday, Oct. 24, Signed & Held Orders banners will be enhanced, improving efficiency. Enhancements include:

Some Epic Functionality Unavailable: Now through 4 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24

Some Epic functions will be unavailable, and no changes or enhancements can be made from now through 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Epic Deterioration Index Replacing Rothman for Early Detection of At-Risk Patients

On Sunday, Oct. 24, the new Epic Deterioration Index (EDI) will be available for early detection and intervention of at-risk patients by inpatient providers and med/surg and ICU nurses.

Reminder: Create and Use My Patient Lists

Creating and customizing My Patient Lists in Epic are a useful way to organize your views to get quick and easy snapshots of your assigned patients. In addition to adding patients individually from pre-defined system lists, you can also copy existing unit lists to your My Patient List and create additional lists using your column preferences or copying existing templates.

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