Epic and Informatics Update September 24, 2020 | 2 min. to read Use the Opiate 90 Day Smartset to get more accurate dose calculations for opioid medications, create an Epic report for medication recalls and learn about new enhancements.
New Medication Access Guide Now Available July 28, 2020 | 1 min. to read This new resource can assist physicians in accessing medications for patients in need, and provides information on patient assistance programs, prescription copay cards, free-trial cards and retail pharmacy discounts.
HSCCs Resume to Align Care May 28, 2020 | 1 min. to read Most Health System Clinical Collaboratives reconvened in May to continue multidisciplinary work to achieve better clinical integration and improve patient care.
Epic Alert: 'Test' Prescription Price Checks January 23, 2020 | 2 min. to read To prevent multiple prescriptions being filled in error by community pharmacies, please follow these steps when sending “test” prescriptions for price checking in Epic.
Clinical Decision Support Required by CMS in 2020 November 19, 2019 | 2 min. to read A new government-mandated clinical decision support for advanced imaging will go into effect next year. A Northwestern Medicine clinical committee is developing a plan.
Payment Plans to be Managed in NM MyChart, MyNM App November 19, 2019 | 1 min. to read Beginning December 3, all NM patient payment plans will be set up and paid in NM MyChart and the MyNM app. Patients will receive letters and email with additional information. For questions, please ask patients to call 855.694.2866.
Epic Storyboard to Replace Patient Header September 17, 2019 | 2 min. to read Coming December 7: Epic Storyboard will replace the Patient Header to offer quick access to key patient details. Plus, more improvements to Epic coming this fall.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Updates September 17, 2019 | 1 min. to read New additions to the Antimicrobial Stewardship website include the Allergy Toolkit with the NMH Graded Challenge, as well as a safety update on Fluoroquinolones.
July 2019 New Hardware Deployment to Begin in NWR July 30, 2019 | 2 min. to read To prepare for the transition to Epic, all Northwest Region hospitals and affiliated locations will get new computers and migrate to Microsoft Office 365. Get a high-level overview of the changes and what they mean for physicians. Epic and NM MyChart Updates from Health Informatics July 23, 2019 | 2 min. to read New updates require private physicians to check their Epic In Basket regularly. Also, learn more about Health Informatics weekly rounds, Epic Quarterly releases, MyChart preventive care reminders and opiate prescribing changes.
Vocera Phase Two Expands Access July 23, 2019 | 4 min. to read Rollout to extend the secure-texting application to the full inpatient care team has begun, and other enhancements are in the works.
Now Live on Epic in the Northwest May 28, 2019 | 1 min. to read The former Centegra Physician Care, now part of Regional Medical Group, and the Northwest Region’s Immediate Care Centers are now using the same electronic health record system as the rest of Northwestern Medicine.
Delnor Family Medicine Residency May 28, 2019 | 2 min. to read The Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program at Delnor is excited to announce its first class of residents.
Supply Chain Value Analysis March 19, 2019 | 3 min. to read After just one year, the Value Analysis Program team is already transforming the way medical products and technologies are evaluated across the health system’s clinical enterprise, saving the health system $5 million.
Track and Earn CME Credits with New UpToDate App March 19, 2019 | 1 min. to read UpToDate is an information application and learning tool available to all physicians, residents, pharmacists and medical students that allows you to fulfill continuing professional development requirements.
Planning for the March 24 Epic Upgrade January 22, 2019 | 1 min. to read The Epic upgrade will provide new and enhanced functionality to improve patient care and safety, ease navigation, boost clinician productivity and increase patient access.
New Breast Density Legislation Now In Effect January 22, 2019 | 2 min. to read A law requiring physicians to inform patients about breast density and the cancer risks associated with having dense breast tissue is now in effect across the state.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program January 22, 2019 | 1 min. to read The Northwestern Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program continues to develop tools to promote wise antibiotic prescribing. Here are two important updates for physicians.
Gadolinium-Based MR Contrast Agents Update January 22, 2019 | 4 min. to read The FDA has issued a new class warning for GBCAs used for MRI, which requires MRI centers to provide a medication guide the first time an outpatient receives a GBCA injection.
New NM Breast Imaging Clinical Pathways November 5, 2018 | 3 min. to read Earlier this year, Northwestern Medicine implemented two new clinical standards systemwide that will help streamline the physician ordering process, as well as provide patients with direct access to screening mammography.
Health System Collaboratives Align Regions November 5, 2018 | 4 min. to read From averting falls to establishing new opioid protocols, Health System Clinical Collaboratives unite physicians across Northwestern Medicine to improve patient care and the caregiver experience.