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

Introducing three new UNC Physicians Network locations

Three new UNC Physicians Network locations celebrated grand openings on Sept. 27, 2016.

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State Employees Combined Campaign starts Oct. 3

State Employees Combined Campaign starts Oct. 3

The UNC family has a tradition of giving back to the community – Giving is Good Medicine. This year’s four-week State Employees Combined Campaign kicks off on Monday, Oct. 3, and ends on Friday, Oct. 28. Participate in the campaign to help our local community, as well as for a chance to win great prizes!

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2016 Oncology Excellence Awards

Please join us in honoring the 2016 Oncology Excellence Award recipients, nominees, and all oncology staff.

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UNC heart transplant patient featured on Ellen Degeneres Show

Fourteen-year-old Al-J was diagnosed with a heart condition as an infant, and patiently waited for the transplant that might save his life. Al-J met Ellen and told her his emotional story of survival.

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Park pens column on UNC Hospitals' Environmental Services Gospel Choir for Healthcare Executive Magazine

Park pens column on UNC Hospitals' Environmental Services Gospel Choir for Healthcare Executive Magazine

Gary Park, President of UNC Hospitals, contributed a column entitled Harmonious Healthcare for the September/October 2016 issue of Healthcare Executive Magazine, the official magazine of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The piece features the Environmental Services Gospel Choir, a UNC Hospitals employee-run volunteer choir that performs for patients and employees.

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Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reported across the country

Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reported across the country

In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.

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Fire alarm system testing begins Sept. 26

Annual testing of the fire alarm initiation, notification and control devices will begin in the Women’s and Children’s Hospitals on Monday, Sept. 26. Testing will run for three weeks.

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UNC Geriatric Services Inpatient Unit (Med A) to move to Hillsborough Campus

Geriatric Medicine inpatient services (Medicine A) at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill will move to the UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus on Oct. 3.

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Providers: Consolidated, alphabetized list of document types in Haiku/Canto apps

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, providers using the Epic@UNC Haiku/Canto mobile apps will notice that the list of document types for images has been consolidated and alphabetized, with ‘Pictures’ set as the default document type.

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Epic@UNC updates following Oct. 2 downtime

Following the planned Epic@UNC downtime (from 3 - 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2), users will notice the following updates.

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Inpatient Nurses, Unit Clerks: Scheduling appointments from an order

Please review the workflow that can be used to schedule appointments from an order. Scheduling patients for after-discharge, follow-up appointments encourages patients to continue with their care and often prevents readmissions to the hospital.

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Weber delivers Zika, travel update to UNC School of Medicine faculty

Weber delivers Zika, travel update to UNC School of Medicine faculty

David Weber, MD, MPH, Matt Collins, MD, PhD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, were the featured speakers addressing the Zika virus epidemic during lecture at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Algorithm detailing inpatient Flu Screening ‘Best Practice Advisory’

The Epic@UNC team has received several questions about the inpatient Flu Screening ‘Best Practice Advisory’ (BPA) that was activated Sept. 21 in Epic@UNC. Please review the algorithm, full details, and changes from previous years.

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Coming Oct. 4: Patients’ able to sync data from iPhone ‘Health’ app to My UNC Chart, Epic@UNC

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, new ‘Track My Health’ features in My UNC Chart will allow patients to share data from their iPhone’s Health app to My UNC Chart and their provider. Data for blood pressure readings, exercise logs and peak flow values can be entered into the Health app and flow into My UNC Chart if the patient’s provider has ordered the appropriate flowsheet.

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Inpatient Providers: Consult for Ostomy, Wound nurses changing Oct. 4

The ‘Reason for Consult’ for the ‘Inpatient Consult for Ostomy Nurse’ and ‘Inpatient Consult for Wound Nurse’ orders will change on Tuesday, Oct. 4. If either of these consult orders is included on your personal preference list, please remove the order and add it back after 5 p.m. Oct. 4 to ensure the new, correct options are displayed.

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Vital signs will not flow into Epic@UNC from 2 – 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

Due to a software upgrade, vital signs will not flow into Epic@UNC from 2 – 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. This upgrade is being coordinated with the planned Oct. 2 Epic@UNC downtime (scheduled from 3 – 4:30 a.m. Oct. 2), so most users will only notice that vital signs will not flow between 2 a.m. and the start of the planned Epic@UNC downtime at 3 a.m.

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IHQI Speaker Series: Using Simulation in Quality Improvement

Do you know how to use simulation in quality improvement? Three case studies and a Q&A panel will present the benefits of simulation in QI and address all questions from the audience in a Q&A session.

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Professional Onsite Shoe Sale

Please visit the Children's Hospital lobby Oct. 4 - 6 for the Professional Onsite Shoe fundraising event.

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