Oct. 15

The Patient Safety Culture Survey closes on Oct. 17

The survey takes less than 10 minutes. Staff and faculty with direct patient care responsibility (inpatient and outpatient settings) or those whose work takes them to direct patient care areas are invited to participate.

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Multicultural Fair – Answer a Trivia Question for the Chance to Win a FreedomPay Card!

Multicultural Fair – Answer a Trivia Question for the Chance to Win a FreedomPay Card!

The 10th annual Multicultural Fair is fast-approaching. It’s not too late to participate! There’s still time to submit your exhibit application. The more exhibits we have, the more we all can learn about differences. Don’t miss out on a chance to win a $200 Visa gift card! And see who won last week's FreedomPay cards!

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Coming Soon: 2016 Annual Enrollment Period, Oct. 15 – Nov. 18

Mark your calendar, all employees will need to review their benefits during this time and enroll as needed.

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Changes to PCA ordering effective Oct. 19

Several changes to PCA orders will be in effect beginning Monday, Oct. 19. These changes implement risk reduction strategies to minimize the error potential with ordering of highly concentrated PCAs. The new workflow within Epic@UNC will impact prescribers, pharmacists, and nurses. A tip sheet is now available.

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FluMist not available for this flu season

FluMist intranasal flu vaccine will not be available this flu season because of production issues. Occupational Health Services (OHS) will continue to provide flu vaccine via intramuscular and intradermal routes of administration.

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Fire alarm system testing beginning Oct. 13

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, annual testing of the fire alarm initiation, notification and control devices will occur in the Women’s and Children’s Hospitals for three weeks.

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Diaper Drive

The Women’s Health Information Center is hosting a diaper drive from Oct. 14 through Nov. 14.

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JDRF One Walk

The Little Heels, the JDRF team from UNC, is walking to help turn Type One into Type None on Oct. 24 in Raleigh.

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Clean In, Clean Out Golden Hand Accolades for September

Overall compliance results for September were 95.2% for inpatients and 94.8% for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!

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News from HR

Deadlines for applications for the Multicultural Fair and the Halloween, information about the Maternity Workshop and Benefits and Life Planning Workshop, and on-site visits from Fidelity, Employee Benefits, and The Walking Company.

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Enhanced Change Control process for changes to Order Sets

Due to the implementation of Beaker, the Epic@UNC Lab System, and Cupid, the Epic@UNC Cardiology System, we need to implement a more rigorous process to evaluate changes to order sets. Effective immediately and continuing to March 13, 2016, changes to Order Sets will need to be evaluated to ensure that current Lab and Cardiology Orders are not negatively impacted by any new Order Set build. Priority will be given to Order Set changes that are needed to address Patient Safety issues.

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Flu vaccine update

As of noon on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6,700 colleagues have received their flu vaccine. Please review details on how you can get your flu vaccine.

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Pedestrian bridge construction project

A construction project is currently underway to repair the pedestrian bridges at UNC Hospitals. From Oct. 18 - 25, weather permitting, the Dental School Bridge A will be closed to pedestrian and golf cart traffic and detour routes will need to be followed.

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Clean In, Clean Out Photo Booth, feedback contest return!

Clean In, Clean Out Photo Booth, feedback contest return!

In celebration of Infection Prevention Week, Clean In, Clean Out will run a traveling photo booth around UNC Hospitals, as it did in May for the World Health Organization's SAVE LIVES campaign, and host a week-long feedback contest throughout the hospital.

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Moving Day - NC Triangle Walk for National Parkinson Foundation

Moving Day is a walk for Parkinson's Disease being held at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary on Oct 31. This event raises awareness and support for Parkinson's Disease research, as well as supporting programs for the Parkinson's community. Rehab Therapies has created a team for the walk - come join us!

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State Employees Combined Campaign – Donate for a Chance to Win Prizes!

State Employees Combined Campaign – Donate for a Chance to Win Prizes!

For the first week of the State Employees Combined Campaign, we raised over $61,000 and employees donated over 750 PTO/Vacation hours. We are well on our way to reach our goal of $255,000 for the 2015 campaign. Congratulations to the winner for Week 1: Susannah Southern from Outpatient Nutrition Services! She chose the $100 Visa gift card from her choice of prizes. The Week 2 winner will be pulled tomorrow – get your pledges in by the end of today!

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Who would you like to see perform at the Multicultural Fair?

What type of entertainment would you like to see at the ten-year anniversary? Who do you think would provide a unique, creative, exciting performance that has not been seen at previous Multicultural Fairs? Send us your ideas and contact information for possible performers. We will send them a personal invitation to join us on Nov. 6.

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Telephone and telecom needs to be handled by ISD Service Desk

Effective Friday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m., the Telecom Office Main Number, 984-974-2354, will begin forwarding calls to the ISD Service Desk, which will assume responsibility for triaging telecom-related issues and service requests.

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5 Questions with Steve Rinaldi, Revenue Cycle Solution Team Sponsor

The revenue cycle is a critical component of the UNC Health Care system. The “cycle” starts when patients enter the health care system, and their demographic and financial information is entered into Epic@UNC or other hospital information systems. It continues through accurate registration, timely authorizations for services, financial counseling, complete and appropriate documentation, a timely, accurate bill, and finally full payment for services provided. In this week’s installment of the Carolina Value 5 Questions series, Steve Rinaldi, Revenue Cycle Solution Team Sponsor, discusses how his team is focused on building a more efficient and resilient revenue cycle that will have a significant impact on the financial performance of the system.

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