Epic Update: Workflow Application Adoption, Device Workflow

Facilitator demonstrates the workflow processes.

The Epic facilitator discusses workflow processes.

The Epic project continues to make great strides as it moves toward implementation. Approximately 1,100 collaborative design session participants took part in nearly 100 workflow adoption sessions in April that demonstrated 24 application workflows. Device workflow walkthroughs, where members of the Epic technical and transformation teams tour each UMass Memorial Health Care department/site to better understand what devices will be required to support the use of Epic, are nearly complete. And the Epic Central website, your online source for all things Epic, continues to evolve. Download the full article and share with your teams.

Dr. McManus, Cardiologist, Reaches Career Milestones 

Dr. David McManus

Dr. David McManus

David McManus, MD, director, Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Program, recently achieved two milestones in his career. First, he was awarded the Joan and Douglas Zipes Award for the most impactful arrhythmia-related scientific manuscript of 2016 from the Heart Rhythm Society. Second, he was awarded a research project grant from the National Institutes of Health entitled, “Systematic Assessment of Geriatric Elements in Atrial Fibrillation.” Dr. McManus submitted the application with Jane Saczynski, PhD, Northeastern University. As his mentor, John Keaney, MD, chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and medical director, Heart and Vascular Center, said, “Please join me in congratulating Dave on this landmark in his academic career. It is a terrific reflection on Cardiovascular Medicine and our efforts in developing clinician scientists and translational investigators.”

Save the Date: Annual Levine Symposium Is Thursday, June 16

The 2016 Peter H. Levine Quality and Patient Safety Symposium is Thursday, June 16, in Faculty Conference Room, University Campus, 9 am to 1 pm. The event will feature:

  • Remarks by Medical Center leaders including Chief Medical and Quality Officer Margaret Hudlin, MD
  • Keynote presentation “Journey to High Reliability in Healthcare” by President and CEO of The Joint Commission Mark Chassin, MD
  • Rapid fire presentations by graduates of our Quality Scholars and Lean Black Belt programs
  • Project posters on completed or ongoing quality improvement projects will be on display
  • CME credits are available for physicians and CEU credits for nurses

If you have questions, or if you would like to display a quality improvement poster, email Lindsay Knight. Download event flier.

Orthopedic, Cardiac, Bariatric and Transplant Earn ‘Blue Distinction’

blue-cross-blue-shied-logoBlue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has recognized select Medical Center programs as both Blue Distinction Center and Blue Distinction Center+ (plus). Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals recognized for their expertise in delivering specialty care and Blue Distinction Centers+ are hospitals recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care. Recognized for the first time in the plus category is our hip and knee replacement program, which demonstrates expertise and value in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. According to David Ayers, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine: “Knee and hip replacement surgery is considered one of the miracles of modern medicine due to the outstanding pain relief and improved function that patients with advanced arthritis experience after joint replacement surgery.” Learn about our other recognitions.

Giving Back to Community, Local Youth through HOPE Coalition

Members of the Youth Working Training Institute are joined by Dr. Laurie Ross, (front row, third from left) and Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King (back row, fourth from left).

Members of the Youth Working Training Institute are joined by Dr. Laurie Ross, (front row, third from left) and Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King (back row, fourth from left).

The Healthy Options for Prevention and Education (HOPE) Coalition Youth Working Training Institute, funded in part by Community Benefits, held its 12th annual graduation May 2. The institute provides professional education to enhance the knowledge, skills and networks of frontline youth workers serving vulnerable young people. Led by Laurie Ross, PhD, member of our Community Benefits team and professor at Clark University, the institute partners with the university to offer credit to youth workers who enroll in the Professional Certificate Program. Twenty-eight youth workers graduated from the 15-week program, representing the largest graduating class since the program’s launch in 2004. The Medical Center supports the institute as part of its priority to prevent violence among at-risk youth in Worcester.

Register Today: Learn Skills to Manage Crucial Conversation

crucial conversationsCrucial Conversations is a two-day program that provides you with skills and tools to help discuss and resolve issues when the stakes are high, there is disagreement or emotions are running strong. The two sessions are Thursday, June 2 (day 1) and Friday, June 3 (day 2), 8 am to 4:30 pm, University Campus. Speak with your manager about attending, complete the registration form and fax to 508-793-5655 or email to mydevelopment@umassmemorial.org. Many managers and physicians can self-register through E-Learning 4 U. Questions: Call 508-793-5626.

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