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During the Downtime

Use Epic Read-Only to view data.

  • Access Epic Read-Only from your desktop or through apps.houstonmethodist.org.
  • If you don’t see the Epic Read-Only icon, click here for instructions on how to add it to your desktop.

Document the following on paper.

  • Lab: Use downtime requisitions.
  • Pharmacy: Use paper orders.
  • Radiology and Cardiology
    • No orders will process to PACS or the transcription system.
    • Use paper requisitions and log procedures performed on the downtime documentation form.
    • Interpretation of studies will be managed per each department’s defined downtime process.
  • Medical devices: Vital sign data from Chart Xpress “rolling vital sign machines”/ICU bedside monitors/ventilators and anesthesia carts won’t flow into Epic.

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