IllumiCare Smart Ribbon Launches Systemwide on April 3

On April 3, IllumiCare Smart Ribbon – a movable banner that displays over Epic – will launch systemwide. Smart Ribbon provides real-time, patient-specific cost and select risk data regarding medications, labs, radiology and observational status at the point of care.

The tool aggregates this key information, empowering providers with clinical and human costs – or risks. The Houston Methodist Sugar Land pilot proved very successful.

“It helps streamline orders and reduces inefficiency,” said Dr. James Ling, HMSL physician. The ribbon takes up a minimal amount of space and includes a controlled substance app that shows Texas Prescription Monitoring Program data, including Narx scores and overdose risk score.

Smart Ribbon will be available to physicians and advanced practice providers in internal medicine and hospital medicine, along with related subspecialties, as well as for our pulmonary/critical care/intensivists and all pharmacists.

What Can You Do to Prepare?

Visit the Smart Ribbon website for a training video and FAQs. During go-live, onsite support will be available. For additional assistance, contact the Help Desk.

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