Tag Archive: Epic

Epic for Research


The Epic Medical Record System has multiple features to support clinical research at Johns Hopkins. The following functionality is pre-built and is available for immediate use: An interface with the Clinical Research Management System (CRMS) that populates study and participant data in Epic. An indication in the patient banner that a patient is on a research study and information about their studies. Ability to link an encounter to a study. Ability to associate an order with a study. Research order sets. Research notes, which can be created by the study coordinator Use of existing MyChart Questionnaires to collect patient reported outcomes […]

Additional Patient Information Now Available in the Epic in Basket Message


The “Epic In Basket” message, which notifies study teams if a research participant has been admitted to either the emergency department or as an inpatient, is getting an upgrade. In addition to the participant’s name, medical record number and other demographics, admission information will now include: the study in which the patient is participating the chief complaint and diagnosis (if documented) more detailed admission information any notes posted in the problem list A screenshot of the new “Epic In Basket” message is below.  You can also download it here. For questions and or concerns, please contact the Epic research team […]

MyChart Recruitment


Through Epic, we now have the ability to invite patients to studies using MyChart. Inviting patients to participate in research studies through MyChart is a new recruitment approach. In an effort to reduce unnecessary communication, the messages are targeted to patients who may be interested and eligible for studies. The use of MyChart for recruitment requires IRB approval, and extensive care is taken to protect patient privacy. To safeguard patient privacy, PIs and research teams will not be able to see PHI. Patients can always opt out of receiving future invitations through MyChart.  A patient may either email us at […]

Epic Star Data Warehouse


The Star Data Warehouse is an analytical healthcare database that brings together Epic and non-Epic data, such as patient satisfaction information, in one simplified reporting database to vastly improve query ease and efficiency of data extraction for a key subset of data in Epic. To learn more about the Star Data Warehouse implementation at Johns Hopkins Medicine, please visit the the JHM SDW website. Please note, this is an internal website, visible only on the Hopkins network. Benefits Epic and non-Epic data in one place. Information from outside of Epic next to Epic data can be used to create reports […]