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Lab Link newsletter

View the Winter 2019 issue of the LabLink newsletter: Influenza and respiratory virus testing 2019 Laboratory Satisfaction Survey results Laboratory Service to Home-Bound Patients Short-lived specimens    

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Treatment trial for certain patients diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR Researchers are testing a combination of chemotherapy with or without the immunotherapy drug Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in treating patients with stage 3 colon cancer and deficient DNA mismatch repair. There are two study arms to … Continue reading

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New Medical Image Viewer (eUnity) now live – Epic integration coming December 10

To prepare Main Line Health for the deployment of Windows 10, an IT initiative is underway to implement an enterprise image viewer platform (eUnity) which will provide the enterprise with a single image viewing solution for both radiology and cardiology. … Continue reading

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New event reporting system starting Monday, December 2

On December 2, 2019 beginning at 6:30am, Main Line Health is changing software for event reporting. STARS will be sunsetted and replaced with RL Risk. The new program, RL Risk, will be available on MLH computers under this desktop icon. … Continue reading

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Introducing a New Medical Image Viewer (eUnity) – Coming December 3

To prepare Main Line Health for the deployment of Windows 10, an IT initiative is underway to implement an enterprise image viewer platform (eUnity) which will provide the System with a single image viewing solution for both radiology and cardiology. … Continue reading

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One week left to get your mandatory flu vaccination

The Main Line Health 2019-2020 mandatory flu vaccination program is underway for employees, physicians, specified healthcare professionals and volunteers. Since 2010, MLH policy has required all physicians, specified health professionals, employees, contracted clinical personnel and volunteers to be vaccinated against influenza … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes to the MLH Medical Staff Rules and Regulations

As per the Medical Staff Bylaws, the following proposed changes to the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations are being communicated to the Medical Staff prior to the Medical Executive Committee voting on the changes at their December 16, 2019 meeting. … Continue reading

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Thomas Oliver, DO, Chief Medical Resident and Hospitalist, Wins in Overall Category at Jefferson Health Hack 2019

By Nicholas Francis, Creative Services Thomas Oliver, DO, chief medical resident and hospitalist, Lankenau Medical Center, won in “Health by Zip Code” category earlier this month at the 2019 Jefferson Health Hack. Dr. Oliver and his team proposed the creation … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial of the Week: Device trial for patients diagnosed with tricuspid valve regurgitation

By Donna Loyle, communications specialist, LIMR  The Edwards Cardioband™ tricuspid valve reconstruction system is being evaluated in an early feasibility study to treat patients with tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Data collected in this prospective, single-arm, multicenter device trial include safety, effectiveness … Continue reading

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Greater clinical surveillance recommended for younger African American women presenting with cardiac events

African American women younger than 50 years old and who were diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) had markedly higher rates of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, acute renal failure and type 2 diabetes than their white female counterparts, noted the authors of … Continue reading

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