July 11

Tobacco Treatment Specialist Success Story: Rose Minton

Rose knew it was time to make a change regarding her tobacco use after experiencing a series of health issues, and after being encouraged to quit by her doctors at UNC. After working with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist to identify strategies for managing stress and her triggers for reaching for a cigarette, Rose is now striving towards a tobacco-free life.

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Improving Data Access and Analysis through Implementation of SAP HANA (Carolina Data Warehouse for Health 3.0)

Improving Data Access and Analysis through Implementation of SAP HANA (Carolina Data Warehouse for Health 3.0)

The CDW-H 3.0 project will introduce a virtual access layer into the data integration environment. ISD is currently collaborating with key partners and business stakeholders to complete this project. The CDWH3.0 project team selected the SAP HANA platform to support UNCHCS’s move to a virtual access layer, and is on track for an initial go-live targeted for October 2019.

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Preventing Clostridioides Difficile Infections

Clostridioides difficile infections (CDI) are a major cause of healthcare-associated infections. CDI can be prevented by performing hand hygiene with soap and water, following Enteric Precautions for patients with known or suspected disease, practicing antimicrobial stewardship, thorough environmental cleaning, and diagnostic stewardship. Learn more at the link.

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Planned July 21 Epic@UNC Downtime

There is a planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled from 1 - 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 21. View details and remember that Epic@UNC downtime resources are always available from the lower-right corner of the Intranet home page.

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Inpatient Case Managers, Social Workers: Temporary Fix to Ensure Charts Aren't Locked When Pending Orders

In recent weeks, we have seen an increase in issues related to the new medication reconciliation activity in Epic@UNC that specifically impact provider workflows when placing Ambulatory Referrals to Home Health or Hospice. Find details about a temporary fix for this issue at the link in the headline.

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Living Wage Adjustment Effective July 14

​UNC Health Care Leadership has overwhelmingly agreed to support an increase in living wage. An increase in living wage means that the minimum rate of pay at UNC Medical Center, Rex or UNC Physician Network employees working in the Triangle area, will increase to $15 per hour on July 14, 2019.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Lynn Ann Damitz

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Lynn A. Damitz from the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Here's what one of Dr. Damitz's patients had to say: "I reached out to my provider with a message through My UNC Chart with a non-urgent medical question. She responded promptly and suggested I come in the next day to be seen. She even scheduled the appointment for me..."

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Clean In Clean Out Update: Golden Hand Accolades for 4th Quarter FY19

To find Clean In, Clean Out data (updated weekly), please click on the Clean In, Clean Out Dashboards link on the left-hand side of the Clean In, Clean Out page, accessible here: https://cleanhands.unch.unc.edu. Our 4th quarter FY19 Golden Hand winners and other information can be found here.

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Scheduling/Registration Staff: What to Do When You Encounter Multiple Hospital Accounts (HARs)

When creating Hospital Accounts (HARs), scheduling/registration end-users will sometimes encounter a message saying “Assign Hospital Account.” This indicates that a HAR for another visit already exists and the visit being scheduled should be assigned (linked) to this existing HAR, instead of having a new HAR created. Furthermore, there will be occasions where there are two existing HARs (sometimes both will even have 100% next to them, making them look like either is acceptable). If the HAR advisor recommends multiple HAR’s, choose the one on top. View a screenshot.

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Providers: Order Set Updates/Revisions – July 21

Please review the Order Set Updates and Revisions at this link. It is best practice for providers to print or save a copy of their personalized order sets (User Version) prior to any system upgrades, order set or quarterly releases.

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Does your area need additional materials about the Beacon program?

Brochures and posters about intimate partner violence and related topics are available free of charge from the Beacon Program.

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News from HR

Learn more about TIAA sessions, TIAA webinar, CAPTRUST individual sessions, Fidelity sessions at Hillsborough, and the upcoming maternity workshop.

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Infosec Connection - July 2019 Edition

In this edition of the Infosec Connection: What is the dark web, how does DUO 2-Step Verification work, and why is rebooting computers so important?

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Summer Meals Program Provide Good Nutrition to Kids for Free

During the school year, more than 60% of the 1.5 million kids in North Carolina’s preK-12 public schools qualify for free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch, but during the summer months many of these children do not have access to the healthy food they need. To address this UNC Health Care is proud to announce it is providing free breakfast to children this summer through the Summer Meals for Kids federal nutrition program.

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Coming July 21: My UNC Chart Bedside

Starting Sunday, July 21, to provide more information for our patients while they are in the hospital, a patient engagement tool called My UNC Chart Bedside will be available to offer patients and their families information including the patient's hospital problem list, active medications, and pertinent patient education content. Our hope is that My UNC Chart Bedside provides information to patients and their families that will make their hospital stay more informative, enjoyable and productive. View full details.

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