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New inpatient consult workflow starts April 30 in Epic

21 Apr 2024

Part of A3 reduction in length of stay

By: Drew Clarke, MD, chief medical information officer

As part of the A3 reduction in length of stay work, we began the phased roll-out of inpatient Epic consult orders for provider services. The use of an electronically-placed order will lead to improvements in several areas, including timeliness of patient care, decreasing patient length of stay and provider well-being. 

The new inpatient consult workflow for additional specialties goes live in Epic at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 30.

You can find the most up-to-date list of live specialties by pressing F1 in Epic. All other specialties should continue to use direct call to on-call provider. 

Urgent/STAT consults

Direct provider-to-provider communication continues to be required and remains the first step. The provider would then place the order in Epic once time allowed. Initial consult notes are written in the Consult tab, and this satisfies the consult order as complete. 


Press F1 in Epic to watch a short demo video and find rules of the road, FAQ, tip sheets and more.


If you encounter an issue, please call the Solution Center 503-​​​​​814-HELP (4357) and select option 1.