March 10

Updated Epic@UNC Beaker Labs timeline - April 16 Go-Live

The Epic@UNC Beaker Labs Go-Live and associated Epic@UNC updates at UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, and the UNC Physicians Network originally planned for March 12 will now occur April 16, 2016.

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Daylight Saving Time Change and impact on equipment/documentation

The time will 'spring forward' from 1:59 to 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. Review these details to avoid any issues with equipment and Epic@UNC documentation.

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ISD to begin surveying employees on experience with ISD

In an effort to ensure the best service for our employees, beginning Wednesday, March 9, ISD will distribute a five-question survey by email to a subset of employees who have contacted ISD for assistance.

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News from HR

Onsite visits from Royal Park Apartments, Fidelity, Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle, North Carolina Theater, BB&T, Ashford Lakes Apartments, Employee Benefits, and TIAA-CREF.

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Contracts standardized across UNC Health Care for Adult, Pediatric and Infant Nutrition Formula

A task force with representation from each UNC Health Care entity chose Abbott Nutrition Products as UNC Health Care's primary source for formula. Effective Tuesday, March 15, Abbott products will be incorporated into the Epic@UNC drop-down orders for PO supplements, adult and pediatric tube-feedings, and infant formula. A crosswalk of 'legacy' products to new product list will be available on all units.

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Chapel Hill Transit spring break schedule

Chapel Hill Transit will make service schedule adjustments due to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill spring break schedule. Please read for details.

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Free income tax preparation deadline

Only a few more weeks left to get your tax return completed and electronically filed for FREE!

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2016 Becton-Dickinson Technologies Nursing Research Fellowships announced

The UNC Health Care Division of Nursing is pleased to announce the 2016 BD Fellows and their topics of interest.

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McLendon Lab Memo: Micro #165 – Change in Cryptococcal Antigen Detection Method

Effective March 10, 2016, the Clinical Immunology Laboratory has changed from the latex agglutination method (Cryptococcus Antigen Latex Test, Remel) to a lateral flow method (CrAg® LFA, IMMY) for detection of cryptococcal capsular polysaccharide antigen in serum and cerebrospinal fluid.

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Clean In, Clean Out Golden Hand Accolades for February

Overall compliance results for February were 95.7% for inpatients and 97.2% for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!

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Beware of ongoing spearphishing campaign

For the past few weeks, a large spearphishing campaign (e.g., a hacker/scam email that appears to be from an individual/business you know) has been underway, mainly targeting employees in Human Resources and Finance/Payroll. Given the success of this campaign at other large organizations, we expect similar campaigns to follow. Review the actions required if you receive a spearphishing message.

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Nursing admission questions more sensitive, specific to malnutrition screening

On Tuesday, March 15, the nursing admission nutrition screening questions will updated to be more sensitive and specific to malnutrition screening. Consults to the dietitian will continue to be generated through this screening process in addition to requested consults throughout a patient’s stay.

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Please don’t stop to smell the (mac)roses

Please don’t stop to smell the (mac)roses

Office files (Word documents, Excel workbooks, etc.) are not always what they seem. When delivered by email attachment, these files can often harbor small snippets of malicious code in the form of macros.

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