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Welcome to our new and improved web page! We’re still working on it, but everything you need is in the menus above. Stay tuned for more changes!

Our Notes

A quick announcement that GIMC is starting participation as a pilot site in the study of a new process in EPIC called Our Notes. Our Notes enables patients to enter some HPI/interval history/reason for visit information through eCare in advance of a visit. Please see the attached overview for details. Harborview’s Adult Medicine Clinic is the other UW site that is undertaking participation.

Some of you may have already noticed some patient-entered information being flagged to you in EPIC – this feature went live in eCare for patients just over a week ago. Bottom line, if you review the attached document, it should be clear what to do when such information is entered by the patient.

Definitely let me know what questions you have.

Advanced Care Planning Referral

Special service at GIMC: trained facilitators who can meet with our patients (for free!) to help them fill out Advance Directive and DPOA forms.

Jan Eisenman has now been certified and trained to help our patients think about + fill out these important forms. Jan is also currently being helped by a nurse from Cardiology and a social worker from palliative care on this (also both trained in these skills).

Patients love to have access to this *free* service.

Here’s how to make a referral to this great service:

  1. Enter a referral to Social Work
  2. You can essentially delete all of the questions that default in the referral
  3. Just type in “advance care planning” into comments (and set this as the diagnosis also)
  4. Jan Eisenman will call the patient and set up a *free* appointment
  5. Jan will cc you on her note from that meeting (nothing more you need to do!)