Can you tell me which EPIC module is best for a Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist doing medication reviews in an outpatient clinic practice? Note, no dispensing involved… purely medication regimen reviews and recommendations to providers in a formalized setting. We were previously using Compass Rose, but this is clunky and time consuming and more geared toward long-term follow up. Our reviews are one-time reviews triggered through pre-set criteria.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Thank you for your question and for opening up a whole new topic here.
Hands down, in my opinion and based on my experience, EpicCare Ambulatory is the most likely module that will work for what you need. It is one of the main and largest components of the entire Epic platform and is used by Primary Care and Specialty clinicians in ambulatory settings. This module is designed for documenting patient visits, placing orders, sending prescriptions (no dispensing whatsoever), and if necessary, performing in-office procedures. Clinicians are also able to review results and send communications to patients as needed.
If your facility is a smaller one, there is also a module known as Epic Sonnet which is a leaner version of the main clinical application and it is mainly designed for smaller organizations that can’t afford or don’t need the full version of the application. The way it works is that Epic offers Sonnet to these smaller organizations as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) hosted at their campus data center in Verona, WI.
Alternatively, there is also Epic’s Community Connect program which allows large healthcare organizations to “sub-let” their Epic system to smaller organizations at a fee.
I hope this helps to answer your question and I’m happy to discuss in more detail if you’d like. Here’s the link to my calendar if you’d like to set up some time to do so or to discuss collaborating to help get this set up for your practice.