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Radiology/Lab Requests: Send Paper Orders with Patients (October Only)

During October, as Seattle Children’s transitions to Epic, we anticipate the possibility that PCPs’ faxed radiology or lab orders may not be received in a timely manner. As a precaution, if you are sending in your patient for imaging or labs, please fax in the order as usual but also give a paper order to the family to bring with them. This will help us be able to see your patient if they arrive without an appointment and we haven’t received the faxed order by the time they arrive.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we switch to Epic.

Telehealth Services and Fees

Billing change: Seattle Children’s is billing a home telehealth administration fee of $75 for all telehealth visits, similar to the facility fee charged for in-person visits. The fee covers hospital expenses for a telehealth visit that are separate from the cost of the medical provider, including equipment and additional staff the hospital provides to support the appointment.

The home telehealth admin fee applies to telehealth visits with our hospital-based clinics, regardless of the provider’s location (e.g. office, home, lab), when patients are seen by a doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or mental health professional. Read full post »

New Sleep Diagnosis: Restless Sleep Disorder

An international panel of sleep experts is adding a new pediatric sleep disorder they call restless sleep disorder (RSD) to parents’ and pediatricians’ radars.

Led by Seattle Children’s pediatric sleep specialist, Dr. Lourdes DelRosso, the group shared their consensus on a medical definition of RSD in a paper published in Sleep Medicine. Known to occur in children ages 6 to 18, RSD can lead to attention impairment, mood and behavioral problems and other issues at home and school due to poor sleep quality. Read full post »

Announcing a Clinical Trial for Fluid Resuscitation in Suspected Sepsis

PRoMPT BOLUS (PRagMatic Pediatric Trial of Balanced vs. nOrmaL Saline FlUid in Sepsis) is a clinical study to compare two commonly used treatments for pediatric sepsis to see if one is more effective and safer than the other. The treatments in this study are two different types of intravenous (IV) fluids. One fluid type is normal saline and the other is balanced fluids (such as lactated Ringer’s or PlasmaLyte). Both fluid types are effective to treat sepsis and both are commonly used, but we do not know if one of these fluid types is better. Read full post »

COVID-19 Testing Update

We are excited to continue partnering with our pediatric provider community in offering COVID-19 testing (see our COVID-19 testing page for complete information including how to order a test).

Availability of tests:

Our capacity is highest at our Urgent Care in Seattle. Testing is frequently fully booked at our South Clinic in Federal Way. Our remaining locations usually have some capacity. Appointments can generally be scheduled within 24 to 48 hours.

Testing locations:

    1. Sand Point Learning Center (drive-through)
    2. Urgent Care – Seattle Hospital Campus
    3. Urgent Care – North Clinic in Everett
    4. Urgent Care – Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
    5. Urgent Care – South Clinic in Federal Way

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Our Switch to Epic: What Providers Need to Know

On Oct. 3, Seattle Children’s will transition to the Epic electronic medical record system (EMR). Approximately 5,000 referring providers and their staff will be using EpicCare Link to refer patients and view their patients’ health information at Seattle Children’s.

  • We will no longer use PHIN after Oct. 3. We have also stopped accepting new applications to use PHIN.
  • Providers will be able to submit referrals and access patient information at Seattle Children’s by using the web-based application EpicCare Link (more info below).
  • eReferral was rebranded in August 2020 to become EpicCare Link.

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Regional Clinics: Updated List of Services, Providers and Schedules

We have updated our services, providers and schedules at Seattle Children’s regional clinics in Everett, Federal Way and Bellevue.

New CAR T-Cell Trial for Kids With Solid Tumors

A new immunotherapy clinical trial at Seattle Children’s is now open for enrollment. The phase 1 clinical trial, called STRIvE-02, will study the safety and efficacy of a T-cell immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients with solid tumors.

About STRIvE-02:

Seattle Children’s doctors and researchers are leaders in developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapies to treat children and young adults with relapsed or refractory solid tumors who are not likely to survive with standard treatments. Read full post »

CME Events: Anxiety, Pregestational Diabetes

Anxiety and Related Disorders: Diagnosis, Evidence-Based Treatment, COVID-19 and Seattle Children’s Resources (Category II CME)

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Andrea Hartman, PsyD, supervising clinical psychologist, Outpatient Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine. The CME will be followed by a Q&A 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Seattle Children’s upcoming transition to Epic. See the event flyer..

RSVP to physicianrelations@seattlechildrens.org. Read full post »

Grand Rounds: September 2020

Provider Grand Roundsfull schedule and Webex/dial-in information

Sept. 3: Right Care, Right Place, Every Time: Improving Pediatric Acute Care Outcomes Through Collaboration and Innovation. Marc Auerbach, MD, FAAP, MSc; associate professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine; co-chair INSPIRE (International Network for Simulation Based Pediatric Innovation Research and Education); director, Pediatric Simulation, Ya le Center for Medical Simulation; medical director, CT Emergency Medical Services for Children, State Partnership Grant; associate director of Pediatric Simulation, Department of Pediatrics; associate pediatric trauma medical director; PEMnetwork.org Faculty Advisor/Moderator/Blogger; co-chair International Pediatric Simulation Society, Webinar series. Read full post »