It’s Not Too Late: Join an Epic Workflow Walkthrough Session!

During the pediatric session, patient Polly Pocket (aka Jen McRell) and her mom (Maureen Guzzi), check in with Pablo Camilo for her well-child visit. Later, Dr. Cornea (better known as Dr. Omar Helmy) gives Polly an “eye exam” as her mom looks on.

Epic Workflow Walkthrough sessions kicked off Monday, March 27, and there is still time to catch a session on our University or Memorial (OB only) campuses Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31. The walkthrough sessions offer a high-level view of our Epic system through a series of patient journeys from arrival to treatment to discharge. It’s also a chance to see your peers perform, have a few laughs (there have been many so far) and learn more about what to expect when we go live with Epic on October 1. All physicians and staff are strongly encouraged to attend. Register via E-Learning 4U. Search the course catalog for “walkthrough” and sign up for your preferred session. Visit IS/Epic Central for more information, including scenario descriptions, playbills and live streaming information.

Special Thanks and Kudos for Teamwork during Yesterday’s Storm

Our team was prepared to battle Storm Stella yesterday from keeping our walkways and parking lots safe (left and top right), having some fun with decorating 4 East, University Campus with “Stella’s Storm Troopers” (middle) and managing storm operations from the Command Center (bottom).

President Patrick Muldoon and Susan Mills, senior director, clinical and anatomic pathology, led a team of leaders yesterday during Storm Stella. Our employees made themselves available around the clock to ensure we met staffing needs, patients received the high-quality care they expect and access to our facilities was safe and clear. Patrick said: “There are countless obstacles employees face during a severe weather event. The dedication and professionalism of our team illustrates just how well we work together to support each other and care for our patients.”  Susan, who served as yesterday’s Command Center Incident Commander, added: “I’m awed by the incredible teamwork and how our employees are ready to jump in when situations like yesterday’s storm occur.”

Participate in Patient Safety Awareness Week; Stop by Table; Join Lecture

This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week. In observance of the event, the Medical Center will focus on the importance of early recognition and treatment of our patients with sepsis. Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Join Dr. Marie Mullen’s lecture “Sepsis 2017: The Future Is Now,” 8 am, Thursday, March 16, Hiatt Auditorium, University Campus; CEUs are available.
  • Stop by information tables to take the quiz to be eligible to win a $25 Amazon gift card or a “sepsis” t-shirt:
    • Ambulatory Care Center lobby – Monday, March 13 – 10 am to noon
    • University Campus, adjacent to outpatient pharmacy – Tuesday, March 14, 10 am to noon
    • Memoria Campus, outside cafeteria – Wednesday, March 15, 10 am to noon
    • Hahnemann Campus, outside cafeteria – Thursday, March 16, 11 am to 1 pm

Join Innovation Celebration Wednesday at Worcester Business Center!

Join our Innovation Celebration at the Worcester Business Center (WBC) Wednesday, March 15, noon to 1 pm. Download flier and post in your work areas. The event will recognize and celebrate the True North accomplishments of Information Services, Human Resources, Patient Access and Health Information Management! Join in a guided tour of Idea Systems, A3 projects and more! Mark your calendars; all employees are invited to attend! The Innovation Celebration guided tour will begin in the WBC north tower lobby, plan to arrive between 12 to 12:30 pm. Refreshments will be served at the last stop of the tour. Questions? Email.

Free Screening Offered to Recognize World Kidney Day on Thursday

wkd_logo_2017_461px-002For the fourth year, the Division of Renal Medicine will host a free kidney disease screening to recognize World Kidney Day. The event is Thursday, March 9, 2 to 4:30 pm, Remillard Lobby, University Campus. It is open to the public and no registration is required. Screening includes: quick questionnaire on risk factors, blood pressure and urine sample check if applicable, and physician consultation as needed. “Early stage kidney disease is especially dangerous because there are no real symptoms. Simple tests can help identify and treat the disease before it becomes life threatening,” said Konstantin Abramov, MD, Chronic Kidney Disease Program. Learn more about kidney disease.

Join the Fight for Colon Cancer; Dress in Blue Day Is Friday! 

wear-blue-marcomUMass Memorial Health Care is participating in Dress in Blue Day, Friday, March 3. This nationwide event was established by the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Employees, “go blue” on Friday by wearing as much of the color as you can (UMass Memorial fleeces count too!) and snapping a photo with your colleagues. Post your team photos on our Facebook page with #dressinblueday and then check back throughout the month of March for tips and information on colon cancer prevention and treatment. According to CCA, colon cancer is 90 percent beatable when caught early.