Effective Feb. 10, 2016, McLendon Clinical Laboratories implemented changes to CMV viral load testing performed on blood.
Overall compliance results for January were 96.3% for inpatients and 96.4% for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!
The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Feb. 16, between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.
The UNC Physicians reporting team, in coordination with ISD Reporting, has worked to improve Providers’ access to information in Epic@UNC related to their professional billing metrics.
On April 16, the Epic@UNC Beaker Labs application, which is used to manage labs and specimens, will Go-Live at UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, and UNC Physicians Network. Prior to that date, there are many opportunities for clinicians that work outside of the lab to participate in learning activities.
Please review this message from Dr. David J. Weber, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology at UNC Hospitals, which provides an overview of the Zika virus outbreak and actions required at UNC Medical Center if a patient traveled to Zika outbreak areas while pregnant. Note that this information is precautionary – we have not seen any confirmed cases of the Zika virus in North Carolina at this time.
In 2015, three units at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, received Gold-level Beacon Awards and three received Silver. With the addition of these units, the hospital now has seven Beacon-recognized units. The Beacon Award for Excellence lauds top hospital units that employ evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes and that align those practices with AACN’s Healthy Work Environment Standards.
Please read this important information about Game Day Permits and S11 and Craige Deck parking.
The new specimen labels to be used with the Epic@UNC Beaker Laboratory Information System are available to order via Lawson.
Read these important Nursing Policy Updates effective February 2016.
The UNC Hospitals Beacon Child and Family Program is looking for members of the UNC Health Care community to volunteer to serve as “Beacon Champions."
On-site visits from Royal Park Apartments, Ashford Lake Apartments (Hillsborough Hospital lobby), Blue Ridge Companies Apartment Complexes, PNC Bank, Bridges at Chapel Hill Apartments, Employee Benefits, and Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill.
Two planned Epic@UNC downtimes are scheduled Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 as part of a Disaster Recovery Test. Epic@UNC will be down for approximately 90 minutes beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, AND for approximately 90 minutes beginning at 4 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.
You may have seen media reports this week about a hospital in Los Angeles that paid a ransom to hackers to recover access to its network and its Electronic Health Record. While UNC Health Care has a number of safeguards in place to help prevent such a scenario, we need everyone to be vigilant and aware of the potential for cyberattacks. Please review and share the following information with your teams.