Beginning October 10, 2013, this new feature in the Epic system will be available for use by approved staff. Epic Care Everywhere allows registration staff, health unit coordinators, medical assistants, physicians and nurses from different organizations on the Epic Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system to electronically exchange protected health information during a patient encounter.
Epic includes strong security features that ensure patient information is secure and private at all times. Once a patient or their legally authorized representative agrees to the electronic release of health information, a secure link can be established between UTMB Health and another health organization, allowing clinicians to access the patient’s medical records, including medical history, family medical history, previous diagnoses, lab tests, medications, allergies, physician’s notes and other crucial information.
A short tutorial is currently available on Blackboard at https://eclass.utmb.edu/. Refer to the Workflow Bulletin for assistance.