Updates to COVID-19 Potential Risk – Travel Screening Window

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

More symptoms and BPA triggers were added to the Travel Screening window in Epic, based on guidance from the CDC. To help identify patients with potential COVID-19 risk, these symptoms were added: Chills, Loss of smell and Loss of taste.

Travel and contact requirements were removed as triggers for the COVID-19 Potential Risk BPA. The BPA now appears if one or more of these symptoms are documented:

• Chills
• Cough
• Diarrhea
• Fever
• Loss of smell
• Loss of taste
• Muscle pain
• Severe headache
• Shortness of breath
• Sore throat
• Vomiting

For more information, please review these tip sheets:

Travel Screening Documentation for Ambulatory Clinics
Travel Screening Documentation for Registrars and Schedulers

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