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McKesson's "Physician's Portal" to be Decommissioned on December 31, 2016 Date/Time/Length of Impact: December 31, 2016
System Impacted: Physician’s Portal
Customers Impacted: Physicians with access to Physician’s Portal
Communication Tools for Customer Communication: BayNet, Email, Huddle, MedStaff
Communication Message: Physician’s Portal will be decommissioned on Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Physician’s Portal allowed for physicians and many community partners to remotely access information about their patients stored in MPF (McKesson Patient Folder), which holds all dictated and scanned reports.

Since moving to Epic, the need and relevancy of this tool have decreased.  There are security, infrastructure and financial reasons behind the decision to decommission this tool.

Decommissioning Physician’s Portal will not restrict access to historical patient data; but the method for accessing it will change depending on the user’s access.

Epic users:
Now that we are on the Epic platform, physicians are able to access MPF directly from Epic on any computer with an internet connection via Citrix.  All new patient information is readily available to physicians from any computer with an internet connection, either inside of the hospital or outside of the hospital.

The new Physician Learning home Dashboard has access to the same Web Links were on Portal and is customizable down to the provider level.

Non Epic users:
Most providers in the community who do not have access directly to Epic have signed up for Epic Care Link (ECL).  MPF is accessible from ECL.

It is imperative that any McKesson-based charting that still needs to be completed is addressed and finalized prior to the decommissioning on December 31.

Please find attached to this e-mail a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Physician's Portal decommissioning.
 
 Please contact Ron Belfont, Director of Information Security and Support Services at 302.744.7416 or Dr. Jonathan Kaufmann, Chief Medical Information Officer, at 302.310-8343 with any questions or for more information.



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