Aug. 9

Drop-In photo session for School of Medicine faculty and UNC Health Care APPs

A free drop-in photography session for UNC School of Medicine faculty members and UNC Health Care advanced practice providers (AuDs, CRNAs, CNMs, CNSs, CPPs, LCSWs, NPs, OTs, PTs, PAs and SLPs) will be offered Aug. 22.

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What do you think about Epic@UNC? Share your feedback in this short survey

We want to learn more about your experience as providers and staff (both clinical and non-clinical) using Epic@UNC. Please take 5 – 10 minutes to complete a short survey between July 26 – Aug. 10. View details at this link.

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Install AirWatch by Aug. 20 to ensure you can access work email on personal devices

T​o ensure our patient information is safe, if you currently access work email (@unchealth.unc.edu ) on a personally-owned device (i.e. Android, iPhone, iPad, etc.), you must enroll your device in UNC Health Care's mobile device management system (AirWatch) by Aug. 20, 2018, to maintain access to your work email on personal devices. ISD has set up several drop-in help sessions throughout the summer to help.

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PTO Sell Back Period Aug. 1 – 25

UNC Medical Center next Paid Time Off (PTO) sell-back election period to employees is Aug. 1 to Aug. 25 . To be eligible for the sell-back options, employees must have at least 88 hours of PTO available. Employees are eligible to automatically receive a sell-back based on their election of 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of all hours over 80 with a minimum of eight hours required for distribution. Click here for more details.

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UNC Wellness Centers offers weight loss classes

The Weigh To Wellness is an 8-week weight loss class that combines nutrition education with exercise.

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Text message updates available for family/visitors with a patient in ORs, Cath/EP labs

New functionality in Epic@UNC as of Tuesday, Aug. 7, will allow us to offer text message updates to family members or friends who accompany a patient for a surgery or Cath/EP procedure.

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News from HR

Learn more about representative sessions with TIAA as well as webinars from TIAA and Fidelity.

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Have you visited the UNC Medical Center Employee Pharmacy?

The Employee Pharmacy, located just off the entrance of NC Memorial Hospital, offers convenient and comprehensive pharmacy care for UNC Health Care employees. The Employee Pharmacy is open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Surgical Tower construction project begins this fall: Major impacts on pedestrian and vehicular access

Surgical Tower construction project begins this fall: Major impacts on pedestrian and vehicular access

Site preparations will begin in late September 2018 for the construction of UNC Hospitals’ Surgical Tower, a seven-story building to be built in front of NC Memorial Hospital. The Surgical Tower will offer enhanced space and features for our surgeons and staff, including modernized operating rooms, improved space for recovering patients, and more space for families and guests. When completed in 2022, the Surgical Tower will be the largest building on UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill campus at more than 330,000 square feet. Learn more about what to expect.

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Inequities in Healthcare: Breaking Down Barriers

This year’s Dimensions of Diversity conference seeks to create an awareness of the disparities in health care and how we can help break down the barriers to equitable care for all patients.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Sarah E. Smithson

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Sarah E. Smithson

Our patient comment this week recognizes Sarah E. Smithson, MD, MPH, in the division of internal medicine: "I am a 59 year old woman in very good health. Through the years I have received care from other physicians. I consider Dr. Sarah Smithson the best physician I have EVER worked with..."

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From WRAL: UNC Health Care's integration makes checking patient opioid use a snap, empowers physicians

In early August, WRAL highlighted UNC Health Care's ​​​integration of Epic@UNC with the state's Controlled Substances Reporting System. Thanks to the team in ISD for helping make UNC Health Care the first health system in the state to have this functionality available!

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Providers: Author’s name in ‘Notes’ tab of Chart Review reverted to display as ‘Last, First’

The most recent update to Epic@UNC changed the display format of the author’s name in the ‘Notes’ tab in Chart Review to ‘First, Last.’ This display setting has been reverted back to a ‘Last, First’ display so that you can more easily find Notes. ​

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Providers: Order Sets updated Aug. 7

​​Please review the Order Set updates and new Order Panel that went into effect Aug. 7, 2018​.

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Phishing Alert

​​In recent weeks, ISD has seen an increase in spear-phishing emails that are attempting to trick staff into purchasing gift cards on behalf of the phishers. More details at this intranet link.

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UNC Health Care partners to form health plan for NC Medicaid population

UNC Health Care is partnering with 10 leading health systems across the state and Presbyterian Healthcare Services to submit a bid to serve North Carolina’s Medicaid Prepaid Health Plan (PHP) population under the brand, “My Health by Health Providers.” Details here.

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Code Sepsis team recognizes 'Sepsis Stars'

Code Sepsis team recognizes 'Sepsis Stars'

The Code Sepsis team is very grateful to the following 'Sepsis Stars' that strive to improve patient care through their participation in the sepsis initiative. The sepsis initiative is working to improve timely recognition of potential sepsis and implement the entire care bundle including a lactic acid, blood cultures, IV antibiotics, and IV fluids. This week, the Code Sepsis Team is happy to recognize Tara McCoy, Liz Tallum, Ben Stille for excellent triage and teamwork when they applied appropriate sepsis treatment for an ED septic shock patient.

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Healthcare Equality Index - LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care Training Opportunity

UNC Medical Center received Leader Status in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Healthcare in the 2017/18 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Several sessions of the class will be offered

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