MEC formally opposes Proposition 46 (aka MICRA Reform) (PDF)
California healthcare costs will significantly increase with new MICRA proposition. The Medical Staff Executive Committees of the Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (the "MECs"), representing the over 2500 physicians who care for patients at these hospitals and clinics, formally oppose Proposition 46 dealing with patient drug checks, physician screening and medical malpractice lawsuits. The MECs believe that this initiative will compromise patient privacy, limit access to needed healthcare services, increase healthcare costs, foster baseless lawsuits, and create significant inefficiencies. Click here to read the joint statement of SHC and LPCH Medical Staff Executive Committees.
Prop. 46 / MICRA Questions and Answers (PDF)
Medical Staff members who desire to respond to or initiate discussion of Prop. 46 with patients and others have ready talking points with this Question & Answer sheet.
Dr. Colin Bucks returns from Liberia
Emergency physician Colin Bucks, MD, shares his story of battling Ebola in northeast Liberia. Click here for full story.
Weekly Respiratory Virus Isolation Graph, October 20 - October 26 (PDF)
Please click here for this week's respiratory virus isolation graph.
Patient Safety Alert! EPIC Medication Ordering Dose/Concentration Safety Issue (PDF)
Learn a lesson from your colleagues. Physicians have told us that there is a potential for a serious medication error, if the doctor does not select proper dose or concentration option. It has been reported that some individuals select the first choice that pops up on the medication and did not realize that there are different options. Click here for more.
WellMD News November 2014 (PDF)
This month's newsletter showcases international attention on physician health. It also has links to "Contemplation by Design", a week-long campus celebration of wellness with many free events (RSVP for some), as well as for "Compassion Week" events being held both in SF and on campus. In addition, look for research on the power of humor and what you can do for 5 minutes a day that will significantly increase longevity!
NEW Remote Access Application: "Duo" Will Replace RSA
SHC now offers an improved remote access platform called Duo. If you have remote access using RSA, you must transition by November 30th, 2014. Duo is already in use for both the University and Stanford Children's Health, and it is easy to use via smartphone app, SMS text, or landline. See how it works: Video
Action (less than 5 minutes): Register for Duo by clicking "USE DUO" on the remote access portal. Register at least 2 devices so you always have a backup.
Outdated Pended/Shared Notes will be Deleted
In our continuing efforts to ensure data integrity within the Epic EMR we have identified a large number of incomplete pended/shared notes on Inpatient admissions. These notes are not a part of the legal medical record. Starting 11/15/14, all incomplete notes older than 90-days from discharge will be deleted. Please contact Bernice Zander, Director of EHR Integrity and HIMS Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or concerns.
Last Chance for Flu Shot! (PDF)
Do you know the two consequences for not getting a flu vaccination by tomorrow, November 1, 2014? First, suspension and loss of Epic access will begin Monday, November 3rd for medical staff who are not vaccinated or provide proof of exemption…
SUMC Renewal Project: 10 Day Look Ahead
A summary of the Renewal Project's activities over the next 10 days.
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