KPCO Ambassador: HealthConnect Release Preview May 2017 EPIC Release (FUJI)

"Dear KPCO Ambassador, THANK YOU!

Your participation in the Ambassador program is greatly appreciated. And, it is needed. With you, HealthConnect can fulfill its mission to effectively inform and prepare our region's providers and other clinical users so they understand the software changes that may impact their work.

Changes Coming to HealthConnect

This communication provides a synopsis of each change coming to HealthConnect on May 9th. Most topics have a button to access related training materials on MyHelp. Please use it.

The following is the list of primary enhancements/changes coming to HealthConnect:

  • Get in the Express Lane
  • Confidential Adolescent Encounter
  • Adding and Annotating Images
  • Vision Section on Sidebar Being Removed

Get in the Express Lane

Abbreviated versions of commonly used SmartSets

To help make documentation quicker and easier HealthConnect has created Express Lanes. Each is an abbreviated version of a SmartSet. Same functionality. Fewer steps. Express Lanes have been tested in a few departments. Due to positive responses from those departments, we are ready to bring them to the entire region.

An Express Lane appears as an activity. The right side of the graphic displays what appears in HealthConnect if a chief complaint was previously entered.

In this release - HealthConnect rolls out two new Express Lanes: Erroneous/Oops Encounter and No Shows.

Check them out - You can find them by performing a SmartSet search. Or, you can perform a Chart Search and, from the search results, launch the desired Express Lane.

More to Come - Additional Express Lanes will be available in the near future.

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Confidential Adolescent Encounter Indicator

HealthConnect process to prevent billing and notifications to guardian's KP account.

Anytime a teen (13-18 years of age) is seeing their doctor but wants to keep the visit confidential, their provider may use the Confidential Adolescent encounter indicator to prevent billing and notifications to their guardian's Kaiser Permanente account.

By following the instructions in the provided training material, an encounter can be completed and closed without generating charges, a claim, an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) or any type of account holder notifications.

Adding and Annotating Images

Add images to your Notes to provide more detailed and complete documentation

The Media tab houses images imported from various sources, such as Haiku, into the chart. The documentation in your notes provides specific context to those images. Why look in two places when you can see both in one, your Notes. Click this button to access the process to import and annotate images.

Important: There are helpful tips in the job aid that provide guidance to sizing images and the order in which image related tasks are to be performed.

Vision Section on Sidebar Being Removed

The Visit section appear on the Sidebar's This Visit tab is going away for most departments.

The Vision section on the Sidebar's This Visit tab is being moved from all but the following departments: Pediatrics, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Urgent Care.

The Vision section on the This Visit tab.

Thank You

Thank you for helping us prepare your teams and clinics for the HealthConnect changes coming May 9th and beyond.

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