(From the May 2016 Issue of MedStat)
Physician Direct Connect (PDC) has been an efficient and useful tool to allow a physician in the community or outside hospital to reach a Nationwide Children’s specialist. We will be using this system in reverse, allowing specialists to quickly reach a physician in his or her office. Requests for office backline information were sent out by email and mail in April. This information will be entered into Epic in a confidential location, and used by PDC nurses to reach community physicians. A physician cell phone may be submitted. However, our intention is that the cell phone number will only be used in urgent situations. We anticipate that the great majority of communication will occur during office hours using the office backline. Depending on how quickly this information is received, we expect to go live with this project at the end of May or June. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Snyder, MD at Robert.Snyder@NationwideChildrens.org.
If you are a physician who needs to complete your backline information, please visit NationwideChildrens.org/PDC-Backline-Info.