Feb. 7

Tax Preparation Assistance

Employees needing help with their tax preparation may qualify for free assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). Tax prep will not be onsite this year but will be available at VITA locations across NC and qualified employees can have their taxes prepared at State Employee Credit Union.

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Read the New ISD Information Security Office newsletter - INFOSEC CONNECTION

The ISD Information Security Office invites all computer and network users to learn about cyber threats and safer computing practices through our INFOSEC CONNECTION newsletter. In the February edition, we cover tips about passwords and email phishing detection. And the requirement for security evaluation of new technology is explained.

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Patient Engagement Tip: DAR Columns and Adding My UNC Chart Status

To help improve the My UNC Chart activation rate and access to care for patients through the ability to schedule and request appointments and receive Fast Pass offers, clinic team members can add the MyChart Status column to the DAR (administrative workflow) to guide activation efforts. The Patient Portal Status column can also be added to the Schedule (clinical workflow) to increase the visibility of status. For step-by-step instructions, please view this tip sheet.

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Care Access Reminder - Referral Contact Attempts Workflow

It is important to remember that a referral is not a “task,” but a patient in need of care. To assist with the timeliness, consistency, and scheduling of referrals, please view this tip sheet.

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Planned March 2 downtime for Muse EKG System

The Muse EKG system will be unavailable from 5:30 - 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, in preparation for the on-boarding of Johnston Health to the UNC Health Care version of Muse.

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Kidney Cancer Patient, Survivor and Caregiver Conference

Join UNC Lineberger and the Kidney Cancer Research Association for this annual conference at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. This special event is free, but please register online in advance.

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Safety Considerations When Managing Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Jacob Hill, ND, MS, on Safety Considerations When Managing Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care.

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Retired and Revised UNC Health Care and UNC Medical Center Policies – February 2019

As of Feb. 1, 2019, several policies versions have been retired; as a result, they are no longer effective and will no longer be available on PolicyStat. References to these now-retired policies in policies that are still in effect should be updated accordingly. A list of the retired policies may be found at this link. Please contact Patti Ness at Patricia.Ness@unchealth.unc.edu if you have questions.

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A new edition of the Privacy Quarterly is now available

The January 2019 edition discusses: two recent settlements with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), involving email phishing and disclosing patient information to the media; how UNC Health Care workers should collaborate with the Privacy Office when changing business practices that affect PHI; tips for responding to electronic requests for disclosure of patient information; and tips for handling misdirected documents that contain patient information

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PTO Leave Sell Back Program Feb. 1 – 22

UNC Medical Center will offer Paid Time Off (PTO) sell-back election periods quarterly to employees. To be eligible for the sell-back options, employees must have at least 88 hours of PTO available.

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Reschedule Functionality Enabled for Appointments Scheduled via My UNC Chart beginning Feb. 14

In an effort to improve the ease of scheduling for our patients, and more accurately capture the volume of appointments scheduled and completed, Reschedule functionality will be enabled in My UNC Chart beginning Feb. 14.

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A Healthier You Starts with Workshops in the Workplace

Please join us every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. for our regular week meetings. This February, get inspired to make healthy habits a priority in your life. Join Weight Watchers and get a free Join the Journey Kit.

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News from HR

Learn more about Fidelity representative sessions in Morrisville and Chapel Hill. Plus, a reminder about checking you pay statements to make sure your open enrollment elections are reflected correctly.

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New and Revised Ortho Order Sets

Preview new and revised order sets for orthopaedics at this link. The new order sets will be released on Feb. 12; the revised order sets will be released on Feb. 14.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Ronald J. Falk

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Ronald J. Falk

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Ronald J. Falk, director of the UNC Kidney Center and chair of the Department of Medicine. Here's what one of Dr. Falk's patients had to say: "Dr. Falk and his associate physician were both excellent - friendly, compassionate, and explained things in a manner we could easily understand. We felt like we not just "another case" to them but rather people who mattered to them, who they truly wanted to help with these health issues..."

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Annual Required Survey for Joint Commission Compliance begins Feb. 7

As part of our Joint Commission compliance program we have started annual hospital-performed Life Safety Survey. A local firm, The Fire Consultants, Inc., has been hired to perform the survey. They will begin the survey in the NC Cancer Hospital on the evening of Feb., 7, 2019.

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Find a Valentine's Day gift at Cranberry Corner, Butterfly Boutique and the Gift Gallery

Cranberry Corner, Butterfly Boutique (Cancer Center) and The Gift Gallery (Hillsborough Campus) have gifts for your Valentine. They have a large selection of gifts including jewelry, perfume, apparel, chocolates and flowers. Cranberry Corner and Butterfly Boutique will be taking orders for flowers in advance at All orders must be placed before Monday, Feb. 11.

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Coming Monday, Feb. 11: myHR Portal Quick Link Added to Intranet Home Page

To make it easier to find HR help at the click of a button, on the Medical Center Intranet home page, we are replacing the LMS shortcut with a shortcut to the myHR Portal. You will still be able to find the LMS on MyApps (Citrix) and the Application section of the home page.

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