March 15

Tax Preparation Assistance Available

Employees needing help with their tax preparation may qualify for free assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).

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News from HR

Learn more about upcoming representative sessions from Fidelity.

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Carolina Care Excellence Highlight: Dr. Michael Lee

Carolina Care Excellence Highlight: Dr. Michael Lee

Our patients often provide comments about their providers when completing their Press Ganey patient experience survey. While you can always review comments at UNC Health Care's Find-a-Doctor website, we will highlight a few of the best comments every two weeks. Our patient comment this week recognizes Dr. Michael S. Lee of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology.

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Gender-Based Violence Research Symposium

The 4th Annual Gender-Based Violence research Symposium will focus on “Creating a safe campus environment.” This year’s symposium will feature presentations from guest researchers, including Dr. Sarah Gamble from the University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Emily Rothman from Boston University, as well as UNC student and faculty presenters.

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Elder Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in the Geriatric Population

UNC Hospitals Beacon Program announces the second talk in our annual speaker series. Dr. Debra Bynum, UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program Director will give a talk on "Elder Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in the Geriatric Population."

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Human Trafficking: What Every Nurse Needs to Know

UNC Hospitals Beacon program is presenting a Nursing Continuing Education Session on Human Trafficking. 1 CEU credit is available.

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29th Annual May Day Trauma Conference

UNC Tar Heel Trauma is proud to present the 29th Annual May Day Trauma Conference on May 3-4, 2018 at the Friday Center in beautiful Chapel Hill, NC.

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2018 BCAN Walk/5k to End Bladder Cancer

Please save the date for the 2018 BCAN Walk/5k to End Bladder Cancer, presented by the NC Triangle Chapter of BCAN.

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UNC Health Care's efforts to improve use of Epic@UNC Health Maintenance tools highlighted in March issue of Healthcare Business Insights

Read a Q&A with Annie Whitney of Practice Quality & Innovation; Dr. Aaron Miller of UNC Physicians Network; Dr. Vinay Reddy of UNC Family Medicine; and Dawn Kauffman of the Epic@UNC Healthy Planet Team that appeared in the March 2018 issue of Healthcare Business Insights.

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Healthwise Patient Instructions will be updated March 20

There will be an upgrade to our Healthwise patient instructions found through the Clinical References (or References) link in the Epic@UNC chart. This upgrade includes new patient instructions, new illustrations in patient instructions, patient instructions with medical revisions, patient instructions with title changes, and patient instruction enhancements.

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Nursing Policy Updates - March 2018

Please review the nursing policy updates for March 2018.

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Deadline Extended: UNC Volunteer Association Accepting Applications for the Employee Family Scholarship Program

The UNC Hospitals Volunteer Association is pleased to announce its second annual Employee Family Scholarship opportunity. Children of employees with plans to enter a health profession are eligible to apply to help fund their post-secondary education. The deadline for applications has been extend to Friday, March 30.

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Three Clinics to begin pilot of making ‘Open Notes’ available for patients

​​Starting Monday, March 19, three UNC Health Care clinics will begin a pilot of making ‘Open Notes’ of patients clinic visits available via My UNC Chart​. Currently, providers have the option to make an outpatient visit note available via My UNC Chart – in these pilot clinics, the new default is that progress notes will be made available to the patient.

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Seats are still available: Dealing with Differences classes

The Dealing with Differences workshop has open seats on the following dates: April 30, May 11 and June 27.

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SafetraceTx Blood Bank system downtime Wednesday morning, March 21

​There will be a two-hour downtime required for system maintenance from 10 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, March 21, for the SafetraceTx (Blood Bank) system.

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2018 Innovation Pilot Award Winners Announced

The UNC Center for Health Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Innovation Pilot Awards. The center sought proposals from employees for innovations across a spectrum of areas including care delivery, new technology, advanced analytics, and more.

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ISD upgrades MyApps to Microsoft Office 2016

On Thursday, March 15, ISD is upgrading MyApps to Microsoft Office 2016. Be sure to check out Office 2016 in MyApps to get familiar with the new functionality.

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Multicultural Fair 2018 - Cultural Trivia Question of the Week

Have a treat on us! Each week all entries submitted having the correct response will be entered into that week’s random drawing. One person will be selected each week to receive their choice of a $5.00 gift card from FreedomPay, Starbucks, Panera Bread, or the State Employee’s Credit Union (which may be used at the vendor of your choice).

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Multicultural Fair 2018 - Best Exhibit Contest

Do you have a passion for culture and want to share it through an exhibit? This is your chance! We appreciate and celebrate our differences and would love for YOU to be involved. To add in some friendly competition – we will be awarding the TWO BEST EXHIBITS a fun prize!

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Inpatient Providers: Use ‘.SEPSISEXAM’ smartphrase for any patient receiving early sepsis treatment

Providers should utilize the .SEPSISEXAM smartphrase in any note for a patient receiving early sepsis treatment (the sepsis bundle). View details and a screenshot at this Intranet link.

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