CMIO Update

Send Your Epic Tips or Feedback

On March 1, we celebrated six years since HM first launched Epic, a valuable resource for both our patients and providers. That day, 371 HM patients activated their MyChart accounts. Today, over one million of our patients leverage MyChart’s features — most recently, the ability to view clinical notes and lab/test results. Since this feature launched, over 862,000 lab and test results and over 1 million clinical notes have been sent to our patients’ MyChart accounts.

It’s important that together, we continue identifying ways to efficiently use Epic to care for our patients. I appreciate the feedback you’ve provided in the short time I’ve been at HM — it helps to assess our tools and make changes and adjustments that make sense for you. For example, we heard your concerns regarding 21st Century Cures Act imaging results release. Based on your feedback, you now have the option to manually release imaging results. More recently, you voiced concerns with the updated Results Review activity. In response, we created new resources to help you with that change and worked directly with Epic developers to recommend future enhancements to this activity.

Again, I personally welcome your feedback on ways we can improve. Please continue sending in your comments. In this edition, I’ve also included an Epic tip that Dr. Anjali Kohli shared to benefit her colleagues across HM. If you have any Epic tips or feedback you’d like to share, click this link.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for everything you do for our patients and Houston Methodist.

Dale, Jordan, MD

Cheif Medical Information Officer

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