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IT Network Core System Outage planned for October 22 is postponed

  By Brett Walker, project manager, IT, and Deb Laumer, director, Clinical Informatics   The planned IT Network Core System Outage scheduled for October 22 has been postponed, and will be rescheduled for a date in November. At that time, a … Continue reading

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MLH Rules & Regulations proposed amendments

By Marie Vanbuskirk, director, Medical Staff Affairs   The MLH Medical Staff Bylaws Committee received a request from the Department of Medicine to amend the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations to permit Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners to pronounce death and … Continue reading

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MLH network core system outage this Sunday morning, October 15

  By Deb Laumer, director, Clinical Informatics   Network changes are scheduled to be applied on Sunday morning, October 15, that will require network outages, impacting access to most clinical and communications systems across MLH. All departments will be required … Continue reading

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Upcoming events — Bryn Mawr Hospital

  October 18: MLH Medical Staff Meeting Pennypacker, 5:30pm   October 19: Medicine Grand Rounds Bronchiectasis: Old Disease, New Advances, Gregory Tino, MD, University of Pennsylvania Hospital; Pennypacker, 8-9am   October 24: Pediatric Grand Rounds Pediatric ED Case Review, Hazel … Continue reading

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Upcoming events — Paoli Hospital

 October 18: Medicine Grand Rounds Update on the Progress of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Law, Phillip Kim, MD; Potter, noon-1pm October 25: Medicine Grand Rounds Convulsive and Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus, Joyce D. Loporace, MD; Potter, noon-1pm  November 1: Department of … Continue reading

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Core clinical system outages — coming in October

  By Kay Carr, SVP, Chief Information Officer   As part of our PIVOT project and ongoing IT Systems transformation, the network and internet connections at MLH’s primary and secondary Data Centers are in need of reconfiguration. This will result … Continue reading

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SmartChart Orders Favorites – Ramifications with Smartpump upgrade/medication changes

  By Don Klingen, CMIO, and Deb Laumer, director, Clinical Informatics On Sunday, September 17, there will be a Smartpump Drug Library upgrade and modifications to several order sets/medication concentrations (including some antibiotics).   As a result, you are being … Continue reading

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Dragon training classes for hospital providers

 By Don Klingen, CMIO, and Deb Laumer, director, Clinical Informatics Dragon is the preferred method of dictation (using real-time voice recognition) to complete your In-Patient Provider Documentation notes using an MLH computer at either the hospital or in your office. … Continue reading

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SmartChart new Provider Document Types (Free-Text) now available

  By Debra Laumer, director, Clinical Informatics In response to the increase in providers who are now using Dragon, in order to improve the specificity/ availability of SmartChart free-text notes, a limited number of new Provider Document Types have been … Continue reading

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Deadline September 11 for Paoli Hospital medical staff survey

By Deb Laumer, Director, Clinical Informatics As you know, Pennsylvania recently enacted the CARE (caregiver advise, record, enable) Act, to improve caregiver involvement in care coordination and discharge planning.  Some studies have shown that if we involve patients’ caregivers in … Continue reading

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