September, 2019

Date Posted: 10/09/2019

Recent Completed Optimization

  • On Wednesday, September 4:
    • Patient Education content in Cerner PowerChart and FirstNet was updated. ​
  • On Friday, September 6:
    • For patient safety, it is extremely important that an accurate dosing weight is documented before any orders are placed on the patient.  Therefore, when a patient is admitted a task will fire to CareCompass.  This task links to the Height/Dosing Weight Form and must be completed prior to any orders being placed. 
  • On Tuesday, September 10:
    • New Pediatric Asthma Module PowerPlans were made available to EMMC. 
    • These plans contain a scoring system (see attached PDF file) attached as reference text as well as a flow diagram linked on a reference order in the powerplans to assist.  These plans were modeled with permission after an evidenced based process used at Seattle Children’s Hospital and should also help with continuity of care between ED and inpatient.
  • On Wednesday, September 11:
    • A section titled Home Readings was added to the Ambulatory Comprehensive, Pediatric, and Quick Intake forms.  This section offers a location to document the patients home blood pressure readings, home weight, home O2 saturation, home blood sugars and home peak expiratory flow rates.  This section is located after the Summary section of the above-named forms.
    • An upgrade was performed in preparation for changes that will be implemented in the future for the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) requirement.
  • On Monday, September 16:
    • When documenting care for compensable injury, it is important to include all required information without the inclusion of unrelated historical patient information. To assist providers, two new Dynamic Documentation templates were made available: Workers’ Compensation Office Note and Motor Vehicle Accident Office Note.  These should be used solely for the purpose of the compensable injury.  Any other care provided must be documented using a separate and appropriate note type/template.
  • On Tuesday, September 17:
    • The server for scanned documents was upgraded.
  • On Wednesday, September 18:
    • A new priority type of Discharge within 24 hours was added. Please choose this priority when ordering diagnostic tests or procedures for patients expected to be discharged within 24 hours. This selection will provide the performing department with the necessary information to most appropriately schedule the testing.
  • On Monday, September 23:
    • HealtheRegistries was added to the Recommendations component on the workflow pages for testing.  Testing was completed on September 30, and the tool is now available for use by providers and clinical personnel.
  • On Wednesday, September 25:
  • On Monday, September 30:
    • Cerner EHR Conversion Ambulatory Phase 2 - Wave One at AR Gould and Blue Hill Hospital ambulatory practices kicked-off!
    • As a result of feedback received regarding eRx Renewals and in an ongoing effort to improve efficiencies within the EHR, a new workflow for addressing eRx Renewals per Patient Care Protocol became available to clinical staff managing these.  This workflow was piloted within two Primary Care Practices and received positive feedback from both clinical staff and providers.  
    • In an ongoing effort to standardize workflows and improve efficiencies across the system, a new Nurse/MA Only Visit documentation workflow went live. In the optimized workflow, the nurse or MA documents the visit using a Clinical Note instead of a PowerForm. The Clinical Note allows the nurse/MA to use auto text and smart templates, thus streamlining the documentation process


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