MiChart upgrade and October go-live

August 4, 2016  //  FOUND IN: News


As U-M’s electronic health record, MiChart has been a primary tool for improving patient safety, health care quality and efficiency, and increasing collaboration between patients and their providers. MiChart’s successful implementation through a course of phased upgrades and staged rollouts has helped us meet overall goals for medical innovation to remain competitive and gain recognition as one of the Most Wired healthcare institutions.

The upgrade to MiChart is part of the Go-Live rollout planned for Saturday, Oct. 8. The upgrade will affect all MiChart users and is intended to enhance overall look and feel, customizability and usability of the electronic health record, which includes the following improvements:

  • Chart search: More advanced search options with a cleaner, more compact “Chart review reports” and “Quick filters” based on users’ preference, along with an improved look of the visual timeline of events to tell each patient’s story.
  • Personalization: Users can choose customized activities based on suggested usage and spruce up Hyperspace with updated themes.
  • Problem list: Quickly resolve a problem or add it to medical history and trend problem-related information in Synopsis.
  • Haiku/Canto: Defer In Basket mobile messages to workstation, update handoff reports, mark allergies along with problems and medications as reviewed in mobile apps. Jot notes on the go and respond to refill requests. A new comment option in “Results release” allows users to add a single comment to multiple results.
  • Charge capture: Quickly add charges to preference lists.
  • In Basket: Improved appearance for In Basket message types.
  • Patient goals section: Track patient progress toward goals more accurately and print to the AVS.

The MiChart Go-Live implementation is focused on improving four specific areas: Radiology (Diagnostic and Interventional), Diagnostic Vascular Unit and Home Health. Diagnostic Radiology will be utilizing a new module called “Radiant,” Diagnostic Vascular Unit and Interventional Radiology will be using a new module called “Cupid,” and Home Health will be upgraded to “EpicCare Home Health.”