Updated COVID-19 PO-PAS-HOD Travel Screening in Epic

For  Registration, Scheduling, Front Desk Staff, Hospital-Based Outpatient Departments and HMPO Clinics


Effective immediately, the Travel Screening activity in Epic has been updated with a revised workflow and questions in accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The following changes have been made:

  • New COVID-19 contact question appears in automatic pop-up window and Registration toolbar – “In the last month, have you been in contact with someone who was confirmed or suspected to have Coronavirus/COVID-19?”
  • The Travel Screening activity will open automatically in appointment scheduling, check-in and sign-in workflows when both of the following occur:
    • A complete screening has not been completed within 24 hours. (Note: all three screening questions must be answered with no “unable to assess” responses.)
    • The patient is not admitted.
  • The COVID-19 risk BPA will open if a patient acknowledges any of the following during the Travel Screening:
    • Travel internationally within the last month AND symptoms of fever or cough.
    • Contact with a person confirmed or suspected to have Coronavirus/COVID-19 AND symptoms of fever or cough.
    • Fever AND cough or shortness of breath.


 For additional information, please review the applicable tip sheets:

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