March 28

The UNC Hospitals Lending Library Needs Your New Release Books

Please consider donating your newer fiction/non-fiction books to our Lending Library, located in N.C. Memorial Hospital. Patients love to read during their stays!

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A Healthier You Starts with Workshops in the Workplace

Our WW Freestyle program gives you even more freedom and flexibility to fit healthier choices into your lifestyle. And with hands-on weekly guidance from a Wellness Coach, you can stay focused on achieving your goals- whether you’re on or off the clock.

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McLendon Labs Memo: Replacement of the Lymphoid Mutation Panel at UNC with TP53 and BRAF Single Gene Sequencing Assays

Effective March 31, 2019, the UNC Lymphoid Mutation Panel will be discontinued and replaced by two new single gene sequencing assays: TP53 somatic mutation testing – hematologic malignancies and BRAF somatic mutation testing – hematologic malignancies.

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Inpatient Wound Orders Updated April 6

A new Wound Module will be introduced in Epic@UNC on Saturday, April 6 that will introduce a new Wound Dressing Order (NUR426) that will replace ~80 separate dressing type orders.

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Fake CDC Emails Warning of Flu Pandemic Push Ransomware

ISD’s Information Security Division has received reports of phishing emails that claim to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning of flu pandemic. Attached to the emails is a malicious attachment that when opened will install the GandCrab v5.2 Ransomware on the target's computer.

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Physician Engagement in Quality & Safety: An Orientation to Clinical Improvement

Physician Engagement in Quality & Safety: An Orientation to Clinical Improvement

Since 2014, over 800 residents, fellows, faculty and staff have participated in a six-hour orientation to clinical improvement and patient safety called Physician Engagement in Quality and Safety (PEQS). Designed for resident physicians by UNC’s Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI), PEQS is required for medical residents and appropriate for anyone seeking a foundation in clinical improvement and patient safety.

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Professional Compliance Has Released a New Edition of "POP News"

This edition welcomes new staff and discusses 2019 and 2021 updates under the most recent Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.

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News from HR

Learn more about Fidelity sessions and a workshop, TIAA in Morrisville, and CAPTRUST in Chapel Hill.

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Nursing Grand Rounds: Audiology -- Not just about hearing

According to the World Health Organization, 466 million people have disabling hearing loss. Alyssa Flippo, AuD, clinical audiologist, will present an overview of hearing loss and common interventions.

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Med-Surg Nursing Conference-Collaborative Practice: Addressing the Needs of the Complex Med/Surg Patient

The 2019 Med-Surg Nursing Conference - Collaborative Practice: Addressing the Needs of the Complex Medical/Surgical Patient will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Friday Center.

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Discharge Hospitality Center Open House

Join Guest Services and Patient Transport for an open house to tour the new Discharge Hospitality Center on April 4, 1 - 3 p.m. and April 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Advanced Life Support Programs Renovation: April 1 - 9

The Advanced Life Support Programs unit at the Timberlyne facility will be closed for renovation April 1 - 9. All classes during the renovation to off-site locations. Location information is clearly noted in LMS for all off-site classes during the renovation. ALS administrative offices will continue to be open to assist you.

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Win a Prize for your Creatvity at the 2019 Multicultural Fair

As part of the 2019 Multicultural Fair, a panel of judges will be selecting the top two exhibits and offering $250 for first prize and $150 for second place -- both winners will also receive a trophy. The deadline to submit exhibit applications is April 11.

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New ‘Activity’ Order Effective April 6 with Epic@UNC Upgrade

Starting Saturday morning, April 6, inpatient nurses and providers will see a new ‘Activity’ order (NUR304001) encompassing multiple prior Activity orders (see at the link). Following this change, when a new Activity order is written, the old/previous Activity order will be discontinued to ensure there is only one active order at a time.

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Outpatient Services Training & ISD Monthly Registration and Scheduling WebEx

The next monthly registration and scheduling WebEx training session is Thursday, April 4, at noon. This WebEx will focus on RTE Medicare Secondary Payor, Veteran Status Update, Epic Workqueue Features & Favorites, Updated Transcribing Orders, and the new Emergency Contacts. register for the event through LMS at the link or by searching OSISDRegWebEx.

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Veteran Status Listed in Epic@UNC starting April 6

To help identify patients that have served, or are serving in the military, starting April 6, Epic@UNC will have two fields to denote a patient’s veteran status and their branch of service. The Veteran Status & Branch of Service should be completed for each patient registration. For more information, please see this Tip Sheet.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Frances Collichio

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Frances Collichio

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Frances Collichio from the Department of Medicine's Division of Hematology and Oncology. Here's what one of Dr. Collichio's patients had to say: "I have been a patient of Dr. Fran Collichio for TWENTY-ONE years. She is the BEST doctor---caring, compassionate, courteous. A true example of the best medicine has to offer..."

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Professional Business Attire Policy Implementation Delayed

In an effort to gather further input for potential revisions to the updated Professional Business Attire policy, scheduled for implementation April 1, will be delayed. Find more information, including a link for you to provide feedback, here.

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Now Accepting Applications for the UNC Volunteer Association Employee Family Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the UNC Volunteer Association Employee Family Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 12. Children of full-time UNC Medical Center or Hillsborough Hospital employees who plan to pursue a health profession and are enrolled in or plan to attend a two or four-year college or technical school in the 2019-2020 academic year are encouraged to apply. More information and the application are available here.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day - April 16

Throughout life, we try our best to prepare for the unknown, but rarely do we have conversations regarding end of life care. It is never too early to make your end of life wishes known to your family and friends. Learn how to have those conversations at the information sessions listed at this link.

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Platelet Donation Drive: April 22 - 25

The UNC Blood Donation Center is working with the Medical Laboratory Professionals Week Committee to put together a platelet donation drive during the week of April 22 to April 25. If you are interested in signing up please go to www.tinyurl.com/donateplatelets.

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Doctors Day Message from Dr. Burks and Dr. Ewend

Please read this Doctors Day message from Dr. Burks and Dr. Ewend thanking our physicians for all that they do.

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Celebrating our Providers' Carolina Care Excellence

Celebrating our Providers' Carolina Care Excellence

As we continue celebrating Doctor’s Day this week, please join us in congratulating our 189 providers who will receive the 2019 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence!

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Coming April 6: Brain offers inpatient nurses a central spot for better shift planning, documentation

Inspired by what inpatient nurses commonly jot down on paper at the start of their shift, 'Brain' presents a timeline view of the orders, events, and requirements for each patient assigned to a nurse.

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Coming April 6: Create your own copy of another user's order sets

Starting April 6, if a colleague’s version of an Order Set catches your eye, copy it and modify it just for your specs.

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Coming April 6: One-Click Ordering on the Visit Taskbar

Following the Epic@UNC Upgrade, ambulatory clinicians will be able to use the Visit Taskbar, ​which appears at the bottom of the encounter workspace, to review information and navigate through ​the chart to different activities without losing track of what orders they've placed.

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Enders named CEO at UNC Lenoir, Strickler to serve as Interim President of Chatham Hospital

Bob Enders, president of Chatham Hospital in Siler City, has been named CEO of UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston. As Bob transitions to UNC Lenoir, Jeff Strickler, Vice President of UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, will serve as interim President of Chatham Hospital.

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Planned Epic@UNC Downtime

An Epic@UNC downtime is scheduled from 1 – 4 a.m. on April 6, as part of the Epic@UNC Upgrade. ​​​​​​Please plan to use Epic@UNC downtime processes and forms​ during this downtime.

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