July 14

Patient Alias Policy renamed as Patient Pseudonym Policy

ADMIN 0124, formerly known as "Patient Alias," is now known as "Patient Pseudonym." It can be found by searching either "alias" or "pseudonym" in the Policy Search Term box. The terminology was changed to be consistent with Epic@UNC.

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News from HR

Find out more about onsite visits from Fidelity and CAPTRUST.

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2016 NC Cardiovascular Update

This educational activity will provide a refresher on optimal treatment of various cardiovascular diseases. New technologies and drug therapies will be discussed and challenging cases will be reviewed.

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UNC Wellness Center's Super Sprint Triathlon

On Sunday, July 31, swim 250 yards, bike 14k, and run 5k. All proceeds of this race benefit the UNC Wellness Center Medical Fitness Scholarship Fund.

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New Record Retention Policies

New Record Retention Policies have been adopted for UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine's clinical patient care programs.

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Healthy men and women needed for study

If you are a healthy individual not suffering from chronic pain who is at least 18 years of age, you may qualify for a research study that compares mechanisms of inflammation in the blood of people with and without chronic migraine headaches.

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Help Stuff the Bus

UNC Health Care is gearing up for its Stuff the Bus school supply collection drive. Help children in need by volunteering to be a captain.

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Volunteer Services congratulates Phileshia Jackson from the Environmental Services (EVS) Department for winning our N.C. Authors Book Giveaway Basket!

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Fifth REX Express Care now open in west Raleigh

UNC REX Healthcare is proud to announce the opening on July 11 of its first REX Express Care in west Raleigh, located just down the street from UNC REX Hospital’s main campus.

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There's no place like the office for protection from cyber criminals

Learn more about the technologies that protect your computer when you are connected to the UNC Health Care network and how to protect your laptop when you are offsite.

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SafetraceTx Blood Bank system downtime July 13

A short downtime is required from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, for the SafetraceTx (Blood Bank) system at Chatham Hospital, High Point Regional, Johnston Health (Clayton & Smithfield hospitals), Pardee Hospital, and UNC Medical Center (including the Hillsborough Hospital).

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Stroll and Roll with UNC's Stroke Team

Are you a stroke survivor, a caregiver, or a community member interested in learning more about stroke prevention and treatment? Join members of UNC's Stroke Team for a fun and informative mall walk!

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Building a Community for APPs

Building a Community for APPs

The UNC Advanced Practice Provider Center helps the UNC Medical Center’s growing population of APPs by offering support and a collaborative governance structure in order to provide them with a community of their own.

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Change in content for Unit Clerk/Secretary class

Beginning with the July 5, 2016 orientation, users at UNC Medical Center, Chatham, and UNC REX who attend the Unit Clerk/Secretary class will also learn how to schedule patient post-discharge appointments. Before this date, Unit Clerks/Secretaries had to attend a separate class to learn this functionality. Now, your staff will only have to attend one class to learn how to do all aspects of their roles.

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'Latest News' link now available from 'References' menu in Epic@UNC

You can now find the latest Epic@UNC updates by clicking on the 'Epic@UNC Latest News' link available in the 'References' dropdown menu on the top navigation bar in Epic@UNC. View a screenshot at this Intranet link.

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Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a child

The grief that follows the death of a young child is a rare and unique. UNC Hospitals Bereavement Support Services is offering a support group this fall to support those who are looking for healing.

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Teen lucky to be alive after oral surgery results in sepsis

Within hours of undergoing routine wisdom teeth surgery, Burlington teen Ayanna Smith found herself in the fight of her life. The cause? Sepsis. After Ayanna's mom and providers realized how dire the situation had become for her, she was quickly rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UNC Children’s, where her team of providers, including Drs. Ben Haithcock and Tina Schade Willis, among many others, helped save her life. After more than 40 days in the hospital, she is now recovering and resuming her life. Watch and read this feature by WRAL.

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Front Desk staff: Updated Point-of-Service Payment Posting Activity

Beginning July 19, 2016, the POS Payment Posting activities in Epic@UNC have been updated with screens to better define amounts due for today’s services as well as outstanding balances. It is the responsibility of all front desks to make patients aware of all hospital and physician amounts due and outstanding balances and to request and post payments accordingly at each patient encounter.

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Value Incentive Program overview and FAQs for UNC Hospitals and Hillsborough employees

The Department of Pharmacy would like to thank you for your support of the Value Incentive Program. As the calendar turns to summer, the products eligible in the Value Incentive Program have been updated to reflect your seasonal needs.

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McLendon Clinical Lab Memo: Changes in 30 Day Rule

Beginning July 11, 2016, the Transfusion Medicine Services of UNC Hospitals' McLendon Clinical Laboratories will accept Pre-Profecture Type and Screen testing (T&S) drawn at any UNC clinic for surgery to be performed at UNC Hospitals or Hillsborough Hospital. Previously, these samples were only valid if collected through UNC Hospitals or Hillsborough Hospital PreCare Clinics.

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Clean In, Clean Out Golden Hand Accolades for June 2016

Overall compliance results for June were 96.2 percent for inpatients and 96.5 percent for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!

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Workforce Engagement Survey extended through July 25

To give all colleagues a chance to provide feedback, the 2016 Workforce Engagement Survey (WES) is extended through 11:59 p.m. on July 25. As of 10 a.m. on July 14, more than 5,500 UNC Medical Center employees (54%) have taken the 2016 WES. The WES gives every employee the opportunity to share what’s working and what’s not, so we can all help make UNC Health Care the best it can be.

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Ambulatory Providers: 'Call the Pharmacy to Prevent Dispenses' InBasket messages stopped

Ambulatory providers should no longer receive InBasket messages to ‘Call the pharmacy to prevent dispenses’ when medications are discontinued. This alert appeared for providers on July 12 - 13, 2016.

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