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Epic SmartPhrase for Documentation of AMA Patient with Pending COVID-19 Test

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we have made it our goal to keep you informed as we have updates to share.

Patients that have been admitted to our facilities may decide to leave against medical advice (AMA) after a COVID-19 rule-out test has been pre-formed and before the test results are received.  Appropriate documentation for this type of event can be accomplished using the following Epic SmartPhrase:

SmartPhrase Available for Discharge Documentation

.covidama The patient left against medical advice (AMA) and had a COVID-19 test ordered. I have notified Infection Control at the Incident Command Center (x41927).  They will notify the appropriate local health department if the test is positive.

March 23, 2020