Spring MiChart system upgrade coming April 18; practice environment available now

February 23, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, April 18. This will be the first planned upgrade for 2021 with a goal to reduce downtime duration and impact to the organization.

A practice environment featuring the changes coming in the Spring MiChart upgrade is now available to all MiChart users through Virtual Places (https://vplaces.med.umich.edu). This will provide users a chance to experience the upgrade changes prior to the go live on April 18.

Select the Epic MiChart Upgrade Practice Environment icon to log in. Detailed instructions for accessing the practice environment, including login and patient information, can be found on the Practice Environment webpage. Training materials will be available Tuesday, March 16.

About the upgrade

The upgrade will include updates, system maintenance and new features to the MiChart application. The newest upgrade will enable some significant changes and enhancements, including:

  • New Epic Voice Assistant for Haiku on iOS devices
  • Updates to the MAR activity, including a modernized look with different fonts and colors, and an updated style for sections on the Administration form
  • New Manage Orders activity to place future outpatient orders for currently admitted patients
  • Visual Depots to show unscheduled emergent and urgent cases on the Snapboard
  • Ability to leave comments in the Posted/Unposted Logs Report
  • Updates to the PB Transaction Inquiry activity, including new filters, sorting options and right-click actions

In addition to the spring MiChart upgrade, two other MiChart projects go live on April 18:

  • Elsevier Clinical Practice Model (CPM) Content Upgrade.
  • Implement Epic’s Phoenix Application for Transplant Patients (replacement to OTIS).  Please look to the Phoenix project page for updates and information.

For more information

For updates, please visit the upgrade page of the MiChart website and see the weekly Tell-All newsletters which will be posted on the News & Updates page each Tuesday.

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