Epic Care Link Hyperspace Access

Request Epic access for independent community providers and their supporting clinical office staff with ONE form!

Our new Care Link Request Portal allows for the Practice Manager (or Independent Community Provider) to utilize a single request form to request access to RWJBarnabas Health Epic system to view patient data. Users will be granted access through two options including Care Link and Limited Hyperspace. Completing the questionnaire on the Care Link Request Portal will determine if Care Link access or Limited Hyperspace Access is needed. You can also track the progress of your request(s) and add/remove staff as needed, all through the Care Link Request Portal.

Care Link displays lab results, diagnostic test results, hospitalization records, procedural information, discharge instructions, progress notes, medications, allergies, medical history and more.

Care Link

  • Provides real-time, view-only access to a patient’s information such as hospitalizations, specialist referrals, and real-time clinical data.
  • Is compliant with state and federal regulations for the release of Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Provides a more transparent flow of information between physicians.
  • Makes it easier for external physicians to place referrals and orders.
  • Gives community providers access to review clinical data from RWJBarnabas Health.

Care Link is available to:

  • Referring physicians and their support staff.
  • Community-based care partners, such as nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
  • Non-employed admitting/referring providers and staff from the community.
  • Other uses for Care Link:
    • Healthy Planet shares the application with Care Link – RWJBH Accountable Care Organizations.
    • Research.

Care Link and Limited Hyperspace

Supporting office staff may need access to Care Link, or Limited Hyperspace depending on their job role and the work they perform. Given that office staff within a practice perform different job functions, it is possible that some staff need Care Link access while others need Limited Hyperspace access.

Care Link

A secure web-based application that RWJBarnabas Health makes available to independent community providers and their supporting office staff. Care Link provides real-time view and print access to a patient’s information such as hospitalizations, specialist referrals, and real-time clinical data.

  • When placing one-off Lab, Radiology, and Cardiology orders.
  • When placing a Referral to an RWJBarnabas Health hospital that is currently “live” on Epic.
  • When your practice is not a part of the RWJBarnabas Health combined Medical Groups.
  • When view-only access is needed to RWJBarnabas Health patient charts.

Limited Hyperspace

Limited Hyperspace access allows independent office staff to view clinical data, enter case request orders to schedule surgeries and procedures, and propose orders to RWJBarnabas Health providers for second signature.

Please Note: A scheduled self-paced, remote, web-based Epic Training course must be completed prior to gaining access to Epic Hyperspace.

  • When utilizing order sets (for example, Infusion Services).
  • When scheduling surgical or endoscopy case requests.
  • When scheduling with the Cath Lab.
  • When e-signing consents.
  • If you are an RWJBH practice with RWJBH credentialed providers.

Access to Epic is role-based and will be provided for either Limited Hyperspace or Care Link.

Care Link and Limited Hyperspace Requirements

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Tip Sheets

Please note: Once you have access to Limited Hyperspace, your “Home Workspace” will include helpful links to Tip Sheets that will guide you through the processes you have access to (ex: Op-Time Prep for Procedure, etc.). For Care Link, you will have access to a home page with Quick Links to tip sheets for various features and information for ACO, Research, and Clinical View-Only purposes.

Epic Terms

Epic has distinct terminology that may be new to you! To learn more about Epic terminology, click the link below.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do we have to submit the request to ensure access at go-live?
A: You may begin to submit your request once you have attended one of the Information Sessions. 

Q: How long does it take to get access? 
A: Processing time is 2-3 weeks. 

Q: If I have Care Link for a different healthcare organization, do I need to request access for RWJBarnabas Health? 
A: Yes, RWJBarnabas Health will require processes and agreements that are specific to our organizations.

Q: If I have already attended a session for a previous RWJBarnabas Health go-live, would I have to attend any of the subsequent sessions?
A: No, you will not have to attend again for our organization. You may submit additional requests as needed since you have the information URL for the RWJBarnabas Health process. 

Q: Password Changes?
A: A link is available to the ServiceNow Support Desk which enables you to open an incident from within the Care Link app.

Q: AD Account Expiration?
A: There will be a re-submit feature for the Site Admin. They can create a Central Access Management (CAM) request to extend the account. 

Q: I already have a Care Link account for a different healthcare system. Can I use the same icon or link to log in for RWJBarnabas Health?
A: No, you will receive a link that is specific to RWJBarnabas Health, along with instructions for 2FA. 
A: Happy Together Link is active for customers that use Care Link for multiple hospitals. It provides easier navigation between accounts without the use of multiple usernames and passwords.