Jan. 23

INFOSEC CONNECT January 2020 Edition

In this edition of the INFOSEC CONNECT, Find out about scams and social media. Also, online encryption and social engineering explained; also, before submitting your FY21 budget, learn about the Information Security technology management policy in our Policy Corner.

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McLendon Labs Memo - New Glucose Reference Ranges Effective, Monday, Jan. 13

Effective Jan. 13, the glucose reference range will change to 70-99 mg/dL (fasting) for serum, plasma, and whole blood performed in the laboratory and for point of care testing. Read the full memo.

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VTE Prophylaxis Guidelines Now Available

"Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Adult and Pediatric Patients" guidelines are now available for risk assessment and prophylaxis order decision support for providers.

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Teams Honored at UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Awards

Teams Honored at UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Awards

The inaugural UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Awards were held at the Medical Center Improvement Council (MCIC) meeting on Jan. 14 in NC Cancer Hospital, Conference Room 1.

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Personalization Limited in Epic@UNC Jan. 21 – 26

To ensure a smooth quarterly upgrade on Sunday, Jan. 26, ISD must limit a number of personalization features from Jan. 21 - 26. Details about the personalization features that will be unavailable can be found at the link in the headline.

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Planned Epic@UNC Downtime – Jan. 26, 1 - 2:30 a.m.

There is a planned Epic@UNC downtime scheduled from 1 - 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Jan 26. Find downtime materials here.

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Tip Sheet: Scanning in the Current Epic@UNC Display vs. Storyboard Display (after Jan. 26)

The ISD Training team has created a Tip Sheet, located in your training library and at the link the headline, to reflect the difference between the Scanning in Epic@UNC you currently see on your workstations and what will be applicable after the Jan. 26 Epic upgrade.

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Epic@UNC Quarterly Release - Review New Features Coming Jan. 26

On Sunday morning, Jan. 26, Epic@UNC will be upgraded across UNC Health Care during our next quarterly release, ensuring the latest features are available to our teams. A full list of expected updates may be found at the link in the headline.

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REMINDER: Deadline for Annual LMS Required Modules

The annual LMS training courses are important for ensuring the safety of our patients and our workplace, and are required by many regulatory organizations. Visit your “To Do” list in LMS to get started. The deadline to complete these trainings is June 30, 2020.

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Patient and Family Education Training Resources

The Patient and Family Education Committee provides resources for staff regarding patient and family education. The Committee has created an online training module in LMS to review best practice for patient and family education; click the link in the headline to be taken directly to the course. Please take a moment to review this module, and send any feedback or questions you may have to patiented@unchealth.unc.edu.

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UNC Children's Raleigh Open House

Don't miss the Co-Worker Open House on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 - 11 a.m. Bring the family and enjoy face painting, hot cocoa, snacks, crafts and more! UNC Children's Raleigh is located at 2801 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh.

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Active Shooter Response Training

This course is to teach employees how to respond in the event of an active shooter incident. Please register for the "Violence Awareness and Active Shooter LMS module prior to registering for one of the sessions, using the course code UNCHHPAS. Sessions are available throughout the year in Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and Morrisville.

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2020 Benefits Reminder

Now that the new year is here, it's important to review some timely benefit news and information.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. David Berkoff

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. David Berkoff

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. David Berkoff from the Department of Orthopaedics. Here's what one of Dr. Berkoff's patients had to say: "Dr. Berkoff really seemed to listen and took a good amount of time to investigate what could be the main cause of my condition. Within a few days of following his advice I began to feel some relief in pain. Very impressed with is knowledge and bedside manner..."

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Innovation in Patient Care: Celebrating Nursing Quality and Research Conference Registration is Open

Hosted by UNC Hospitals and UNC REX Healthcare, this conference features Keynote Speaker Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, PCCN-CMC, speaking on Clinical Studies You Should Know About.

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Call for Abstracts open through January 29

Seventh Annual Innovation at the Point of Care: Celebrating Quality & Research Conference Call for Abstracts open through January 29.

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Chapel Hill Transit Hosting Public Info Sessions on Their Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP)

The Plan will serve as Chapel Hill Transit’s roadmap for the next 10 years, and will streamline service to improve frequency during peak, midday and weekend hours. Come give feedback and help enhance the convenience of living without a private vehicle!

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UNC HCS ISD Training Team Podcast Episode 6: Care Plans at UNC Health Care System

Cheri Clay, UNC Health Care System CPM, Healthwise Champion and member of the ISD Clinical Informatics team, discusses important aspects of Care Plans. She explains how care plans are used at UNC HCS, including an overview of what a care plan is; where our care plans originate; why it is important for care plans to be added to a patient’s chart; and how they can improve a patient’s outcome, among other topics.

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UNC HCS ISD Training Team Podcast Episode 7: Secure Chat with Dr. Natascha Lautenschlaeger

Dr. Natascha Lautenschlaeger, Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Pardee Hospital, discusses the importance of “closed loop communication” when using Secure Chat, how human interaction and human behavior play a role in the success of Secure Chat communication, and how Pardee clinicians are working to overcome some of the challenges encountered with Secure Chat.

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McLendon Labs Memo - Change to Reflex Policy for Rapid Strep Test

Effective immediately, negative Rapid Group A Strep tests (LAB885, Rapid Strep Screen) will automatically reflex to Throat Culture (LAB236, Strep A Culture) only for patients <18 yo. Read the full memo for details.

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Single Sign On for Outlook Webmail

Single Sign On will be enabled for Outlook web mail on the evening of Feb. 5. Learn more about what to expect at the link in the headline.

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Front Desk Staff: Tip Sheet for Order Transcription Workflow

With the transition to OnBase, scanning is now part of order transcription. If an external provider refers patients to UNC Health Care the order information will not be present in the Epic@UNC system to schedule. Follow the steps in this tip sheet to transcribe the information.

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The Beacon Program is Looking for Champions

The UNC Beacon Program is looking for any UNC Hospital or Medical School Employees who have a passion for helping patients who have experienced any form of intimate partner violence.

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JCAHO Preparedness Life Safety Inspections Begin Jan. 27

A vendor will perform Life Safety inspections as part of the UNC Hospitals Plant Engineering JCAHO Preparedness effort

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Internal Goal for Utilization of Sepsis Narrator Tool

Performance Improvement and Patient Safety are encouraging increased “sepsis narrator” tool in EPIC for all patients when you suspect sepsis. This tool is nurse driven and is important for workflow handoffs in EPIC. Our overall CMS sepsis bundle compliance goal for FY20 is ≥46%.

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