Prepare for Daylight Saving Time – Sunday, Nov. 4

What’s Happening?

  • Following the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, Nov. 4, Epic won’t automatically correct the time.
  • Some data may need to be manually entered twice from 0100-0200 CDT (before the time change) and 0100-0200 CST (after the time change) for the repeat fall back hour.

What Do I Need to Do?

  • Manually enter all medical device data; data won’t integrate into Epic during the two-hour DST window.
  • If you work in ADT/Patient Access, Cardiology, ER, Hospital Billing, Inpatient Bedded Units, OB, OR, Pharmacy and Radiology/Cath Lab/IR, refer to the specific department instructions for your area to manage admission/discharge/transfer events and maintain continuity of care.
  • Be aware of the possible impacts to your area. The following functions may be impacted, and times should be validated for accuracy:
    • Documentation
    • Event times
    • Some BestPractice Advisories (BPAs)
    • Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) events
  • Adjust documentation and event times following the guidelines for your area to reflect the time change.

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