Complete Your Epic Upgrade Training

In preparation for the Epic Double Upgrade on November 3, 2018, an Upgrade Training Dashboard has been distributed to all Epic users. Use the dashboard to complete the training required for your role and attest to its completion. In addition, check out the Epic Playground (PLY), which has been updated to version 2018. A job aid explaining how to access the Upgrade Training Dashboard, review training materials, and attest to training completion, as well as list of generic usernames and passwords you can use to access the Epic Playground, are available on the Training Page of IS/Epic Central. Questions? Email Epic training.

What You Need to Know about Our Microsoft Office Product Upgrade

UMass Memorial Health Care is upgrading to the latest version (2016) of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. To help providers and employees become familiar with this Microsoft Office upgrade, training is being offered by Vitalyst, our training partner. Training includes webinars, comparison guides and quick-start guides. Visit the O365 – Office Product Upgrade page on IS/Epic Central for training information and to find out when your computer will be upgraded. Also, watch for email communications prior to your computer upgrade with instructions on what to do and expect. Please note: Microsoft Excel macro users will need to save their current macros prior to the upgrade. Find instructions on how to save your macros.

See Schedule for Microsoft Office Upgrade and Email Migration

The rollout schedule for upgrading Microsoft Office products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote – to the latest version (2016) is now available. Find out when you’ll get the new Microsoft Office product 2016 functionality. Also this month, UMass Memorial Health Care will begin to move email from Medical School’s email system to a Microsoft cloud solution. Learn about the email migration and see the schedule to find out when your email will be moved. Find out when your email will be moved.

Sign up for On-site Classroom Training for Microsoft Office 365 Upgrade!

UMass Memorial Health Care  is upgrading to Microsoft Office 365 in the coming weeks. To help employees become familiar with the latest version (2016) of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, training is being offered by Vitalyst, our training partner for this upgrade. Register for on-site classroom training. Additional training, including webinars, is also available. Visit the O365 – Office Product Upgrade page on IS/Epic Central. Important: Microsoft Excel macro users will need to save their current macros prior to the upgrade to ensure they’re not lost. Find instructions on how to save your macros.

Out with the Old: New State-of-the-Art Hospital Beds 

bed-replacementIn a well-orchestrated effort, an enthusiastic team from clinical engineering, environmental services, nursing and transportation services recently replaced our Medical Center’s aging fleet of hospital beds with brand new inpatient beds. More than 700 state-of-the-art beds were installed, customized to the needs of patients on medical/surgical, intensive care, mental health, and labor and delivery units. The high-tech beds provide greater patient comfort and give staff the ability to weigh patients, select the most appropriate alarm and guardrail safety settings and convert the mattress to a low-air loss surface when needed. “This is a significant upgrade that improves patient care, safety and the overall patient experience,” said Lisa Gillum, RN, Memorial Campus associate chief nursing officer and member of the bed replacement team.