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IT Maintenance – Aug. 9

IT will perform system maintenance beginning Saturday, Aug. 8 at 11:50 p.m. until Sunday, Aug. 9 at approximately 4 a.m. There is no impact to phones, internet, email or Wi-Fi.

Agency/Travel/Flex Nurses – System Access and Epic Training

Once HR sets up the agency, travel or flex nurse as a Person of Interest (POI) in MARS, they will get assigned one of the following online trainings during clinical orientation.

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To secure additional Epic access for staff who are floating due to COVID-19, the following steps are required by the employee’s manager or the manager of the department the employee is floating to.

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Network Downtime

Saturday, Aug. 8, 11:50 p.m. to Sunday, Aug. 9 at approx. 4 a.m.

May cause major IT system interruptions.

  • Three brief interruptions: Epic, Provation, CPN, Carefusion SentrySuite and eNICU.

  • Applications like MARS, LaborWorkx, VPN and Apps Center may experience slowness and intermittent connectivity.

  • Applications potentially impacted

 Note: NO impact to phones, internet, email or Wi-Fi.

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LMS

Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 p.m. – Sunday, Aug. 9, 6 a.m. 

LMS will not be available due to the maintenance.

 

MARS

Saturday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

MARS may not be available during this downtime. 

 

LaborWorkx

Thursday, August 20, 11:55 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Thursday, September 17, 11:55 p.m. 
– 5 a.m.
Thursday, October 15, 11:55 p.m. 
– 5 a.m.
Thursday, November 12, 11:55 p.m. 
–5 a.m.
Thursday, December 10, 11:55 p.m. 
– 5 a.m. 

LaborWorkx will be down for maintenance on these dates and times. 

Be sure to print any required work-/schedule-related items prior to that time. Questions can be directed to LaborWorkx Support 832-667-5959 or LaborWorkx@HoustonMethodist.org or to the IT-Help Desk 832-667-5600.

Note:  Badge Readers WILL be available during this time but Quick Badge WILL NOT.

 

Epic

*Sunday, Sept. 13, 2 – 4 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2 – 4 a.m. 

*Epic Update

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IT Maintenance – Aug. 9

IT will perform system maintenance beginning Saturday, Aug. 8 at 11:50 p.m. until Sunday, Aug. 9 at approximately 4 a.m. There is no impact to phones, internet, email or Wi-Fi.

Agency/Travel/Flex Nurses – System Access and Epic Training

Once HR sets up the agency, travel or flex nurse as a Person of Interest (POI) in MARS, they will get assigned one of the following online trainings during clinical orientation.

COVID-19 Floaters – Request Form and Training Required

To secure additional Epic access for staff who are floating due to COVID-19, the following steps are required by the employee’s manager or the manager of the department the employee is floating to.

MyMethodist App Gets New Features for Our Patients

MyMethodist , an app that offers our patients a variety of convenient tools including a secure way to access their health records, schedule doctor visits and attend virtual care appointments, was recently updated.

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