Epic Planned Downtime

Sunday, May 19, from 2 to approximately 5 a.m.

An Epic downtime for the Epic Q2 2019 update is planned from 2 to approximately 5 a.m. Sunday, May 19. During the downtime, access the Epic Read-Only icon on your workstation desktop. Data in Epic Read-Only is current until the downtime begins. You can’t document or enter orders in Epic Read-Only.

For details on what to do before, during and after the downtime, including special instructions for lab, radiology, cardiology and medical devices, see the Planned Downtime Instructions.

Review and download key resources, including:

  • Business Continuity Access Downtime Manual.
  • Business Continuity Access Downtime Quick Reference Checklist.
  • Downtime Order Sets.
  • Downtime CSN Numbers.
  • Instructions for Accessing the Epic Read-Only Icon.

To know when Epic access is restored, sign up for the Methodist Alert Subscription Service (MASS) or check the Epic status indicator on the homepage of the Houston Methodist intranet. See the full schedule of Epic planned downtimes.

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