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Next Epic Update – Sunday, Aug. 15

The next Epic Update is Sunday, Aug. 15, and includes new features and enhancements. Starting today, July 23, you can review your Update Companion to find out how the Update impacts your role.

New COVID-19 Order Set Changes

Isolation orders in COVID-19 Order Sets have been changed to meet new OSHA standards. Now, only the isolations required for the patient (Airborne and Contact Isolations) will display for the ordering provider.

GE CPN/CPN Connect Passwords Changing

On Monday, Aug. 2, passwords for GE CPN and associated applications are being updated to align with your Epic/Windows passwords. This will help improve security and ID/password consistency.

Specimen Scanning Successfully Launches at HMB

Specimen Scanning successfully launched at HMB on Tuesday, July 20, with 217 wireless lab label printers installed and 627 specimens scanned in just the first two days.

IT Help Desk – Your First Stop for Technology Issues

When you experience issues with Houston Methodist technology like computers, phones, printers, Vocera, Rover, Epic, etc., contacting the IT Help Desk is one of your first stops.

New Imaging Platform to Integrate with Epic

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, Houston Methodist’s cardiology and radiology imaging library service will change to Ambra Imaging, a cloud-based image management system that integrates with Epic.

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Downtime Calendar

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Epic

*Sunday, Aug. 15, 2 – 4 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2 – 4 a.m.

*Epic Update

 

QSight

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

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

 

LaborWorkx

Thursday, July 22, 11:55 p.m. – Friday, July 23, 5 a.m. 

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

 

Network Maintenance

Systemwide
Saturday, July 24, 11 p.m. – Sunday, July 25, 6 a.m. 

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

 

LMS

Saturday, July 24, 11 p.m. – Sunday, July 25, 6 a.m. 

Saturday, July 31, 11 p.m. – Sunday, Aug. 1, 6 a.m. 

LMS will not be available due to the maintenance.

 

GE Encompass (FindIt and ManageIt applications)

Wednesday, July 28, 10 – 11:30 a.m. 

Encompass will experience periodic downtimes during this time frame.

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Next Epic Update – Sunday, Aug. 15

The next Epic Update is Sunday, Aug. 15, and includes new features and enhancements. Starting today, July 23, you can review your Update Companion to find out how the Update impacts your role.

New COVID-19 Order Set Changes

Isolation orders in COVID-19 Order Sets have been changed to meet new OSHA standards. Now, only the isolations required for the patient (Airborne and Contact Isolations) will display for the ordering provider.

GE CPN/CPN Connect Passwords Changing

On Monday, Aug. 2, passwords for GE CPN and associated applications are being updated to align with your Epic/Windows passwords. This will help improve security and ID/password consistency.

Specimen Scanning Successfully Launches at HMB

Specimen Scanning successfully launched at HMB on Tuesday, July 20, with 217 wireless lab label printers installed and 627 specimens scanned in just the first two days.

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