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The latest news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Providers: Update on MIPS Participation Status Letters

Providers across UNC Health Care will shortly be receiving notifications from CMS regarding participation in the new (effective 1/1/17) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). No action is required of UNC Health Care-employed providers - Practice Quality & Innovation (PQI) will facilitate a smooth transition from the former individual Medicare regulatory payment programs into MIPS and coordinate the submission of MIPS data for applicable UNC Health Care entities and provider groups.

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Planned Lawson downtime April 29

There is a planned Lawson downtime scheduled from 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Lawson will be unavailable for all entities during this time.

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Fundraiser for the Beacon Program at Kendra Scott Boutique

Join us at the Kendra Scott Boutique at the Streets at Southpoint on May 10 from 5 - 8 p.m. to support the Beacon Program! The Beacon Program provides brief counseling, resource referral, and education to patients and employees of the UNC Health Care System experiencing intimate partner violence or child abuse.

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Introducing MySupport@UNC – Coming May 17

ISD values your feedback and is pleased to announce that ISD Assistance (the online HEAT Cloud self-service system) will be replaced by ‘MySupport@UNC’ on Wednesday, May 17, with the goal of delivering a simple, easy-to-use support solution for your IT issues and needs.

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Popular iPhone app to study postpartum depression expands to new countries, modules and Android version

Popular iPhone app to study postpartum depression expands to new countries, modules and Android version

One year after launching iOS version of PPD ACT in the U.S. and Australia, UNC School of Medicine launches an Android version and Canada launches iOS app to increase participation.

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UNC wins competitive NIH grant to study how nicotine affects lungs

UNC wins competitive NIH grant to study how nicotine affects lungs

UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers Rob Tarran, PhD, and Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, will lead a $2.3-million, five-year project, which will include the study of electronic cigarettes.

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Temporary visitor restrictions on children under 12 lifted April 25 at UNC Hospitals

Due to a decrease in the number of influenza cases, visitor restrictions for inpatient areas and waiting rooms at UNC Hospitals (Chapel Hill and Hillsborough) ended on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

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UNC's Robert McGinty Named 2017 Searle Scholar

UNC's Robert McGinty Named 2017 Searle Scholar

Robert McGinty, MD, PhD, an assistant professor in the division of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy with a joint appointment in the department of biochemistry and biophysics in the UNC School of Medicine, has been selected as a 2017 Searle Scholar. He is the first Searle Scholar named at the University of North Carolina in the past 10 years.

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UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS announced that three labs were selected for $50,000 pilot grants to further Alzheimer’s Disease research being conducted at UNC.

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Nursing Policy Updates - April 2017

Please read these important Nursing Policy Updates effective April 2017.

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Operation Medicine Drop

Operation Medicine Drop is program that allows anyone to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications safely and anonymously.

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New “Patient on Comfort Care” option available May 3

When a patient is on comfort care and we are no longer providing specific care related to some of the patient’s medical problems, it is appropriate to resolve care plans and education for those medical problems.

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Online platform offers a way to support nurses during National Nurses Week

UNC Medical Center and the UNC School of Nursing are celebrating Nurses Week with a campaign to support both the nurses of today and the nurses of tomorrow.

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Now Live! - UNC Health Care Clinical Decision Support repository

An initial sampling of system-approved Clinical Decision Support (CDS) documents is now available for all to view in Epic@UNC and in an online repository. Initial CDS documents include 'Antithrombotic Therapies Prior to Radiologic Procedures' and a selection of Pediatric and Emergency Medicine Pathways.

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New location for Nursing Grand Rounds

Beginning May 12, 2017, Nursing Grand Rounds will be moving to the Ortho Classroom on 5 Bedtower.

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Learning Made Simple (LMS) downtime scheduled this weekend

LMS will be down for updates this weekend beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 28, through 3 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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News from HR

Learn more about the upcoming the maternity workshop, plus information about onsite visits from Fidelity and TIAA.

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Researchers find molecular trigger for brain inflammation

Researchers find molecular trigger for brain inflammation

UNC School of Medicine research findings could lead to new drug targets for treating multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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Update to Specimen Source and Specimen Type in Lab Orders

Beginning May 15, the specimen source types for Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology orders will be limited to lab acceptable selections. If your order set or preference list is defaulted with a selection that is no longer available, you will need to update your order default.

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UNC SOM professor consults with Sesame Street to create character with autism

UNC SOM professor consults with Sesame Street to create character with autism

Listen to Laura Klinger, PhD, on WUNC's The State of Things discussing the creation of a new Sesame Street character Julia, who is depicted as having autism. Klinger, director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, was an expert consultant in the creation of the character.

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