March 5

UNC Beacon Program Lecture Series 2020

UNC Health Beacon Program will be hosting it's second lecture in the 2020 series. This month's lecture focuses on Stalking.

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A Kidney Journey - Interactive Health Fair for All

On March 31, 2020, UNC Acute Inpatient Dialysis and Carolina Donor Services present an interactive journey to understand your kidney health. Available to UNC staff, family's, patient, and visitors.

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McLendon Labs Memo – QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube Testing

Effective 03/09/2020, UNC McLendon Clinical Laboratories (MCL) Immunology Laboratory will transfer QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube testing to an automated platform. Read the full memo at the link in the headline.

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Sign-up to Attend a ONE UNC Health Co-Worker Experience Session

​Registration is now open for ONE UNC Health: Co-Worker Experience sessions, which are in-person, interactive sessions where co-workers will engage and discuss our new System Values and unified strategy, unified operating model and unified culture. Our goal is for all co-workers and providers to attend a three-hour session in 2020. Learn more at the link in the headline.

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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Preparations at UNC Medical Center

With COVID-19 now active in NC, many of you have had questions about clinical preparations at the UNC Medical Center. Experts at UNC Medical Center and across UNC Health have been working to ensure that all appropriate individuals are trained and equipped to protect patients, guests, the community, and each other if we receive a patient with COVID-19.

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Children’s Hospital Entrance Will Re-Open, Become 24 Hour Entrance, on March 9

As part of the Surgical Tower construction project, the Children's Hospital entrance will reopen with a temporary canopy on March 9. At this time, the Children's Hospital entrance will become the patient/visitor drop-off area and the areas in front of the Women's and Cancer Hospitals will no longer be accessible by vehicle. Women's and Cancer entrances will still have pedestrian access

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INFOSEC CONNECT March 2020 Edition

In this edition of InfoSec Connect, find out why "secure" in the subject line does not protect against data breach. Read our Policy Corner regarding email security and why you should not put confidential information in email. Also, messaging/smishing attacks explained.

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Registration and Scheduling Staff: Department of Corrections “Safe Keeper” Inmates

A new plan code has been set up in Epic@UNC for use with a specific Department of Corrections population known as “Safe Keepers.” Additional information, including ways to identify Safe Keeper inmates, can be found here.

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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 "Timeline" list in LMS to get started. The deadline to complete these trainings is June 30, 2020.

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The Analytics Community Symposium 2020

The Analytics Community (TAC) is excited to announce its inaugural Analytics Community Symposium. This two-day event will provide an opportunity for analysts across UNC Health to come together to network and learn more about analytics at UNC Health and beyond.

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Upcoming Events

Find out about upcoming events from Fidelity, CAPTRUST and TIAA.

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Meeting the Needs of Undocumented Patients with Cancer – UNC Cancer Network Patient-Centered Care Lecture

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Julia Rodriguez-O’Donnell, LCSW, OSW-C, who will discuss ethical and practical considerations related to providing care for undocumented patients with cancer, with particular attention to considerations relevant to cancer care in North Carolina.

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A Leaders's Journey: "Coffee and Convo" with Janet Hadar

"Coffee and Convo" is an opportunity to hear from executives, experience the value of networking, and grow your career. This learning experience is open to all new, emerging, and current leaders.

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Nurse Veterans Tell Their Story

Three Nurse from the UNC community will tell their stories about their experience in the Military and how those experiences have shaped them and how they provide care, education, and view of their role as Nurses

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Privacy Quarterly Newsletter Now Available

This edition discusses: preventing healthcare data breaches; guidelines for texting and emailing patient information; the HIPAA right of access; and the Spanish Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP). A HIPAA word search game is also provided.

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31st Annual May Day Trauma Conference

UNC Tar Heel Trauma is proud to present the 31st Annual May Day-AMSUS Trauma Conference on April 30 – May 1 at the Friday Center in beautiful Chapel Hill, NC.

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Registration for 2020 Administrative Professionals Conference is Now Open

This year’s conference - 2020 Vision: Navigating Change with Confidence and Clarity - will focus on embracing change. Participants will learn how to navigate change and differences, while still serving our patients and communities with excellence.

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Yoga @ Work

Take a break from the daily stresses of work and rejuvenate your mind & body with yoga!

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2020 Sepsis LMS Module is Now Available

The Sepsis LMS course is an annual competency module. It was launched on March 3 in LMS and is open until June 30, 2020. Each year Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Department (PIPS) will update the content and provide the latest information on sepsis signs & symptoms, CMS sepsis requirements, and UNC sepsis bundle target goals

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Planned Epic@UNC Downtime Sunday morning, March 8 during Daylight Saving Time Change

Our next planned Epic@UNC downtime is scheduled from 1 – 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 8 (when time will ‘spring forward’ during the time change). Plan to use downtime processes and forms during this time. View all planned Epic@UNC downtimes at the link in the headline.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

UNC Medical Center has a number of events planned to celebrate Patient Safety Week, March 8-14, including a webinar on patient safety, executive rounding on units (with treats!), and a chance to be highlighted on UNC Medical Center's social media channels.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Claire Larson

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Claire Larson

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Claire Larson from the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine. Here's what one of Dr. Larson's patients had to say: "Dr. Larson is fantastic. She had read my note to her prior to the appointment and was prepared to discuss my specific concerns. Her manner is professional yet very warm. She listens well, and I felt as though, despite her being the professional, it was a collaborative effort..."

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