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EPIC & Northwest Eye

The Referring Process Through EPIC at Northwest Eye

In healthcare, efficient communication and seamless transitions between providers are paramount for providing the best possible patient care. One crucial aspect of effective communication is the referral system. One way we are improving referral transition at Northwest Eye is the use of EPIC systems. For practices using EPIC, the use of this referral system can help you streamline the referral process for you and your team, and your patients.   

Understanding the EPIC Referral System:

EPIC is a widely used electronic health record system that facilitates the management of patient records, scheduling, billing, and more. Within EPIC, the referral system allows healthcare providers to seamlessly refer patients to specialists, ensuring continuity of care and timely access to appropriate services.

How the EPIC System Works:

In EPIC, select a Northwest Eye location to send patient referrals. EPIC will send the referral directly to the following:

Benefits of Using EPIC for Referrals to Northwest Eye:

  • Efficiency: The use of EPIC streamlines the referral process, reducing administrative burden and minimizing delays in patient care.
  • Accuracy: Ensures accurate transmission of patient information, reducing the risk of errors or miscommunication. Complete information eliminates back and forth between clinics.
  • Integration: Seamlessly integrates with other aspects of patient care within the EPIC ecosystem, facilitating comprehensive and coordinated healthcare delivery.

What to Include in Your EPIC Referral to Northwest Eye:

  • Patient Demographic Sheet: Providing this document with all the essential patient information ensures that Northwest Eye has accurate patient records and facilitates a smooth referral.
  • Most Recent Chart Notes (Including All Patient Allergies): Please note the patient’s recent medical history, current medications, and any allergies they may have.
  • Description of the Conditions to be Evaluated: This description outlines the specific eye conditions or concerns for which the patient is being referred to Northwest Eye. It may include details such as symptoms, diagnostic findings, previous treatments, and any relevant clinical observations. Providing a clear description helps Northwest Eye’s specialists understand the purpose of the referral and prepares them to address the patient’s needs effectively during their appointment.

Leveraging the EPIC referral system to send referrals to Northwest Eye offers a convenient and efficient way to connect patients with our specialized eye care services. By including the necessary documents, the referral process can be streamlined, ultimately enhancing patient care and satisfaction. If you have any questions or need assistance with the referral process through EPIC, please contact our Outreach Team at or call (763) 287-4507.


Serving Our Community

With six locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Be Eye Wise and schedule a general eye exam or a specific service consultation today. We have optical  at the following offices:  Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Anthony, and Wayzata, MN.

8501 Golden Valley Rd.,
Suite 100 & 200
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Please note:
***This office will be moving to our new Crosstown location on January 1.**
New Location:
12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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