Fall MiChart System Upgrade coming Oct. 17: Practice environment now available

August 25, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, Oct. 17. This will be the final planned upgrade for 2021 with a goal to introduce new features, limit impact to the organization and maintain regulatory requirements. 

A practice environment featuring the changes coming in the Fall 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 Oct. 17. 

Select the Epic MiChart Practice Upgrade 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. Materials shared during the Clinicians User Experience Labs, including draft tip sheets, are available on the MiChart Upgrade project page

Upgrade Training materials for all MiChart users will be published on Tuesday, Sept. 14.   

About the upgrade: 

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

  • New Image Exchange feature in Care Everywhere allows viewing of scanned documents from outside organizations 
  • Secure Chat Improvements: Availability statuses with no end time will no longer expire and the ability to update message auto-forwarding for others 
  • Radiology technologists will be able to use the Rover mobile app to begin portable XR exams in real time 

For more information 

Please visit the Fall MiChart Upgrade project page and see the weekly Tell-All newsletters which will be posted on the News & Updates page each Tuesday.