Glossary

   Account Maintenance (Revenue Cycle)

Category: Frequently Heard Epic Terms

A module that allows billers to see financial activity for a guarantor account (Professional Billing) or hospital account (Hospital Billing, Home Health Billing, and Coding and Abstracting).


   Activity (All Applications)

Category: Frequently Heard Epic Terms

The main place where users or administrators enter and view data in Hyperspace. For example, the Order History activity is used to view information for an order and the Medications activity is used to manage a patient’s prescriptions. An activity can consist of a form, a report, or a series of forms.


   Addendum

Category: Frequently Heard Epic Terms

Information added to or edited in an encounter, a study, or a note after the encounter is closed or the study or note is signed.
(plural: addenda)


   After Visit Summary [AVS] (All Applications)

Category: Frequently Heard Epic Terms

Report summarizing such things as orders, diagnoses, and notes for an encounter that you can print and send home with the patient.


   Analyst

Category: Epic Roles

Responsible for ‘building’ the Epic system.
• Are the primary support contact for the application
• Serve as a liaison between end users and Epic implementation staff
• Help Epic staff to better understand your organization’s operational needs as they work with your project team and end users to validate workflows, build, and configuration based on Epic’s Model System
• Coordinate all issues that arise in their application area


   Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA) (Pharmacy)

Category: Frequently Heard Epic Terms

Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA) is an inventory control system that uses barcodes to prevent human errors in the distribution, prescription, and administration of medications at hospitals. The goal of BCMA is to make sure that patients are receiving the correct medications at the correct time by electronically validating and documenting medications.


   Batch Scheduler

Category: Frequently Heard Epic Terms

A piece of the Epic software that allows the administrators to set up items, such as reports or end-of-day activities, to run automatically without human interaction. Many times these items are set up to run at night when the system is at its lowest usage point.