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VPN Access No Longer Requires VP Approval

The process for requesting VPN access no longer requires VP approval. Hiring managers or their delegates can now approve the request using the appropriate IT System Access Request form.

New Epic Inpatient DNR Witness Signature Process

Witnesses who observe a patient’s verbal consent to an inpatient Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order are no longer required to sign the Acknowledgement and Consent for
Do-Not-Resuscitate Order and Modified Codes form or any other documentation.

Informed Consent Required for Transfusion Orders

Effective Monday, Dec. 6, documented patient consent is required prior to releasing and printing the transfusion order and picking up blood from the Blood Bank.

Guarantor’s Patient Field Mismatch

If the Guarantor and the Guarantor’s Patient’s Demographic information (name, SSN, DOB and sex) aren’t the same, a warning message will display on the guarantor verification record of the registration checklist.

COVID-19 Lab and Vaccine Record Sharing Through MyChart

Beginning with the Epic Update on Oct. 24, HM patients can now use a QR Code to share their COVID-19 lab results and vaccinations when requested for work, travel or entertainment purposes.

Troponin T [LAB6032] Replaces Troponin [LAB747]

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, HM laboratories will change from our current Troponin I test to a high-sensitivity Troponin T test. This change is required due to the withdrawal from the market of Troponin I tests by Siemens, its manufacturer.

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QSight: Every Tuesday and Thursday

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 p.m. – midnight

Be prepared for intermittent or no access. Follow your department’s standard downtime procedures.

LMS: Saturday to Sunday

Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 21, 5 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 27, 11 p.m. to Sunday, Nov. 28, 6 a.m.

LMS won’t be available due to maintenance

Smith Tower: Electrical Shut Down: Wed, Nov. 24 to Sun, Nov. 28

8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 to
6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28

A complete power outage will take place impacting air conditioning and all electrical equipment. To prepare power off any computers, monitors and printers before leaving on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

For additional details, including Smith Tower Garage closure information, click here.

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VPN Access No Longer Requires VP Approval

The process for requesting VPN access no longer requires VP approval. Hiring managers or their delegates can now approve the request using the appropriate IT System Access Request form.

New Epic Inpatient DNR Witness Signature Process

Witnesses who observe a patient’s verbal consent to an inpatient Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order are no longer required to sign the Acknowledgement and Consent for Do-Not-Resuscitate Order and Modified Codes form or any other documentation.

Informed Consent Required for Transfusion Orders

Effective Monday, Dec. 6, documented patient consent is required prior to releasing and printing the transfusion order and picking up blood from the Blood Bank.

Guarantor’s Patient Field Mismatch

If the Guarantor and the Guarantor’s Patient’s Demographic information (name, SSN, DOB and sex) aren’t the same, a warning message will display on the guarantor verification record of the registration checklist.

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