Medical Staff,

The processes for hospitalizing patients with HCHD are going to change this weekend.

On Sunday March 18th beginning at 9 AM the “Request for Hospitalization” order will not be available.

Between 9AM and 1PM on that day, hospitalization orders will be processed with downtime forms. The rest of Epic will work normally.

Beginning at 1PM March 17th the new process will start.

The major changes are:

A one-page summary of the EC Hospitalization process as well as more detailed guides for the other examples is included. You should review these documents and keep them available.

John W. Riggs MD MS
Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems
Harris County Hospital District
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas Medical School - Houston


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