I am an informatics Pharmacist (not EPIC certified) working for Pharmacy in 300+ hospital in Rancho Mirage, CA. (On EPIC for 7 months)
Our EPIC certified analysts work for our IT department, and do the primary build for Willow.
Our problem relates around the current drug shortages — as with everyone else.
In EPIC, our build allows for the default of only one choice for the pharmacist at verification. For example, when Dopamine Drip Premix is available, the selection is automatic. Now, when not available, the drip has to be compounded in our IV room.
To have this selection available, a written request must be made to our EPIC analyst in IT, and then wait for build and implementation.
To go back and forth with shortages, we have to request each time.
Is there a strategy that we can implement that will help over this hurdle? Currently, we are having this or similar difficulty with more than 12 drugs.