EpicCare Link

Connecting Community Partners with the Providence EHR

EpicCare Link is a secure online portal that provides convenient access to patient information stored in the Providence Epic EHR. EpicCare Link is currently available by Epic Instance to the following regions: Alaska, California, Oregon, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington with some CareEverywhere functionality based on role. Having a shared health record across the Providence system and sharing information with our community partners helps us create an excellent, consistent level of care across the regions we serve. EpicCare Link also allows for easy, paperless referrals, and there is no software or hardware to install.

With EpicCare Link, access to patient information is configured to each user’s role – giving them access to just the information they need.

Common EpicCare Link users 

  • Office staff of affiliated physicians and providers
  • Skilled nursing facilities, hospice, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies
  • Community physicians who do not have inpatient privileges
  • Non-affiliated community services such as ambulance, blood banks or tissue banks
  • Remote rural hospitals and health clinics
  • Contracted groups and providers for managed care patients

Did you know? Hospital-affiliated physicians and providers, as well as employed providers access Epic through Epic Hyperspace and typically do not use EpicCare Link.

EpicCare Link features

Depending on a user's role and access level, they may be able to view:

  • Patient demographics, chart review, histories, and problem list
  • Orders placed by physicians and clinical staff
  • Hospital admissions
  • Discharge summaries
  • Consultation notes
  • Office visit notes
  • Radiology images
  • Cardiology studies
  • Laboratory test results and pathology reports
  • Result notifications
  • Scanned documents
  • EpicCare Everywhere information
  • Benefits and eligibility
  • Insurance information
  • Surgeon's surgery schedule
  • Post discharge requests sent via the Epic CCSC module
  • Referral notifications
  • View claims/auths and place and receive referrals (managed care groups only)

When to Request Information from Community Technologies

Providence Community Technologies is built for independent hospitals and provider clinics – who want to remain independent – looking for affordable, comprehensive, proven and supported healthcare technology products and services. Please visit PSJH Community Technologies to submit an inquiry.

How to Request EpicCare Link Access to PSJH Instances

Roles that may request EpicCare Link access

  • Referring Providers
  • RN/MA for Referring or Active PSJH Providers
  • Clinical Support Staff for Referring or Credentialed PSJH Providers
  • Organ Procurement Organizations
  • 3rd Party Billers for a Medical Practice
  • Discharge Placement Facilities such as Skilled Nursing, Long Term Acute Care, Home Health and Hospice
  • Durable medical equipment companies

Process for requesting Clinical EpicCare Link access for a new organization (Non-HIM managed)

Below is a generic process flow that is applicable to most organizations, but specific steps may vary depending on the organization type.

  1. Submit a request through the intake form.
  1. Wait to receive contact from your regional representative, there is some work that needs to happen in the background. (Please also note that not all organization types are being granted access at this time, if your organization is one of these types we will discuss other options with you)
  • Your representative will confirm receipt of your submission and may have follow up questions.
  • They will provide agreements for you to fill out and return.
  • Upon receipt of all legal agreements they will request for your organizational records to be created in our system.
  • Once your Organization has been built, your representative will contact you about onboarding users.
  1. Once users have been on-boarded the fulfillment team will begin creating their accounts.
  • To onboard users their Full Legal Name, Full SSN, Full DOB, Role, and some other information will be required. 
  1. Upon completion of account creation the User LifeCycle Manager (ULCM) will receive confirmation that the accounts are ready to claim.
  • In most cases this also means the EpicCare Link access is ready to use. However for some Organizations there is additional build before they will be able to receive referrals.

Submit Access Inquiry

Contacts

Region Fax Email
Alaska 907-212-5616
EpicCareLinkAccess@providence.org
California 310-303-6146
Oregon 503-216-4584
Montana 406-203-9769
Eastern Washington 509-392-5687
Western Washington 360-486-6272
Kadlec 509-392-5681
Swedish 206-860-6552
Texas/New Mexico NA

Company/Agency types that may request EpicCare Link access

  • Health plan auditors
  • Health plan
  • Government Agency- Coroner/Medical Examiner

Process for requesting HIM EpicCare Link access for a new organization (Non-Clinical)

Below is a generic process flow that is applicable to most organizations, but specific steps may vary depending on the organization type.

  1. Submit a request through the intake form.
  2. Your regional representative will contact you with the following steps. (Please also note that not all organization types are being granted access at this time, if your organization is one of these types, we will discuss other options with you.)
  • Your representative will confirm receipt of your submission and may have follow up questions.
  • They will provide Org2Org and User Access forms for you to fill out and return.
  • Upon receipt of all legal agreements, they will request for your organization to be created in our system.
  • Once your organization has been built and users added, your representative will contact you with login information and workflow instructions.

Submit Access Inquiry

Health Information Management (HIM) Contacts

Organization Email and Fax
Providence  PHSHIMEPICCARELINK@providence.org
 Fax: 971-721-2172
Swedish  HIMAffiliateAccess@swedish.org
 Fax: 206-320-7194
Kadlec  WAKRMCHIM.EpicCareLink@kadlec.org
 Fax: 509-942-3091

For access to Covenant Health: The form isn't available at this time for Covenant Health requests. Please contact the Medical Records Department at the facility you would like to receive records from.

Release of Records

Please also note that not all organization types are being granted access at this time. If your organization is one of these types you will need to present a Release of Records, signed by the patient, to the local Health Information Management department to obtain a copy of the appropriate medical records.

If required, send signed Release of Records to:

Organization Email and Fax
Providence  Fax: 503-215-0405
Swedish  ROI@swedish.org
 Fax: 206-320-2626
Kadlec  roi.mailbox@kadlec.org
 Fax: 509-392-5682

 

Roles that may request EpicCare Link access

  • Referring Providers and providers receiving referrals
  • RN/MA for Referring or Active PSJH Providers
  • Clinical Support Staff for Referring or Credentialed PSJH Providers
  • Organ Procurement Organizations
  • 3rd Party Billers for a Medical Practice for contracted managed care providers/practices
  • Discharge Placement Facilities such as Skilled Nursing, Long Term Acute Care, Home Health and Hospice, Outpatient Infusion, OP Pharmacies, and Durable Medical Equipment groups

Process for requesting Clinical EpicCare Link access for a new organization (Non-HIM managed)

Below is a generic process flow that is applicable to most organizations, but specific steps may vary depending on the organization type.

  1. Submit a request through the intake form.
  1. Wait to receive contact from your regional representative, there is some work that needs to happen in the background. (Please also note that not all organization types are being granted access at this time, if your organization is one of these types we will discuss other options with you)
  • Your representative will confirm receipt of your submission and may have follow up questions.
  • They will provide agreements for you to fill out and return.
  • Upon receipt of all legal agreements they will request for your organizational records to be created in our system.
  • Once your Organization has been built, your representative will contact you about onboarding User Life Cycle Managers.
  1. Upon completion of account creation the User Life Cycle Manager (ULCM) will receive confirmation that the accounts are ready to claim.
  • In most cases this also means the EpicCare Link access is ready to use. However for some Organizations there is additional build before they will be able to receive referrals.
  1. Once ULCM onboards the users, the fulfillment team will begin creating their accounts.
  • To onboard users their Full Legal Name, Full SSN, Full DOB, Role, and some other information will be required. 

Submit Access Inquiry