Epic quick tip: Flag function alerts you to new results
Brent Kimberly, D.O.
Informatics Operations Council co-chair
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
July 16, 2014
Adding the "new result flag" to your patient list will allow you to know immediately when a new lab, X-ray or EKG is uploaded into Epic.
Routine results are indicated by a single exclamation mark, and panic results are indicated by a double exclamation:
- Clicking directly on the exclamation mark takes you to the results, which are displayed in bold.
- Clicking on the "time mark" button indicates that the results have been viewed.
- The flag (exclamation mark) will disappear from your patient list and the displayed results will turn from bold to normal font.
- An exclamation mark will reappear every time a new result is uploaded into Epic.
For help adding the new results flag column to your patient list, call a clinical informatics specialist at 503-216-4636 (INFO) or contact Barbara Ju, RN, MPH, at 503-216-5615.