July 28th Go Live: NEW DICTATION SYSTEM

In the ongoing effort to bring improved services we are proud to partner with Precyse for our transcription needs. Through this partnership we hope to improve workflow for our physicians.

Precyse, the company that specializes in Health Information Managment solutions, will be implementing their dictation system this week. Go live is scheduled for 9 am on July 28th.

The most important change is the use of the 11 digit financial number instead of the medical record number.

The financial encounter number is the number next to the patients name on the work list in Paragon. This will further assist in making your dictations available to you in a timely manner.

For more information please refer to the Using Transcription page.

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Oral anticoagulants – a summary

Attached is a summary on the dosing, conversion, discontinuation and reversal for dabigatran (Pradaxa), apixaban (Eliquis) and rivaroxaban (Xaralto). This can be printed for personal use.

Please click on the link below for information on newer oral anticoagulants.

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Ordering Labs: Troponin I

When ordering Troponin I please edit the Frequency and Quantity section of the lab order. Editing the Frequency and Quantity section provides the lab with clear instructions.

Incorrect Way:

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Correct Way:

LabDaily3When ordering Troponin I please edit the Frequency and Quantity section of the lab order. Editing the Frequency and Quantity section provides the lab with clear instructions.

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Michael Millare and Prapti Desai are available for any questions via email or phone (815)759-4330.

Ordering Labs: Getting the AM labs ordered

Please refrain from putting in frequency instructions in the instruction box. Instead, choose the appropriate frequency from the “Frequency” drop down box.

In AM 05 tomorrow only:

For a lab that you want to order for the next morning, please pick the “In AM 05 tomorrow only” frequency. This will ensure that the draw happens the next morning. Adding instructions in the “Instructions” box for the lab to be done the next morning does not guarantee the lab will be drawn at that time unless the frequency is changed. Please pick the frequency “In the AM 05 tomorrow only” for a lab you want for the next day.
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Daily in AM:

For a lab that you would like daily, please pick the “Daily in AM” frequency. When selecting the “Daily in AM” frequency, please DO NOT edit the start date and time. The start date will default to the next morning and the time will default to 0500. Editing the start date and time when selecting Daily in AM may result in a delay in the lab being carried out. If you would only like the lab to be carried out a specific number of days, please enter the number of days you would like the lab to be carried out in the “# Days:” section.
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Michael Millare and Prapti Desai are available for any questions via email or phone (815)759-4330.

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Centegra Health Ahead podcast

The first episode of the Centegra Health Ahead podcast is now available on iTunes. The goal of the podcast is to raise awareness of health related issues for our community.

This inaugural episode covers lung cancer screening, guidelines to reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke and raises awareness of metabolic syndrome.

Estimate your risks of a cardiovascular event by using this calculator

 

Men’s Health Symposium

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There will be 2 sessions for the Men’s Health Symposium :

For information on the session being held on July 23, 2014 click here.
For information on the session being held on July 24, 2014 click here.

For a printer friendly version of the flier click here

Lectures and other events can all be found on the Calender.

IT Tip of the Week: Password Changes

Every 90 days you are required to change your password. Most users will receive notification up to 14 days in advance. To avoid issues with your access, it is important to not let your access expire – do not wait until the last minute. It is strongly encouraged that you change your password when you are on-site and connected to the Centegra network, as soon as you begin to receive notices.

To initiate a password change while remote, log onto https://access.centegra.com. Click on the “Password management” link to update your password, then log-out of https://access.centegra.com and log-in with the updated password.

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Be sure to provide responses to “Answer Personal Questions” in P-Synch (http://passwords.centegra.com) – this will help ensure that you are always able to reset your password yourself.

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Did you know even if you’ve forgotten your password (i.e. can’t even login to a PC) but have answered 4 security questions, you can change your password “without calling the helpdesk”? Here’s how:

  1. Login to Windows on “any Centegra PC” as user “help” (no password needed).  Password website will automatically pop up.
  2. Authenticate by answering “3 security questions”.
  3. Change your password.
  4. Logoff from Windows (as user “help”).
  5. Login to Windows with your login and password.

Michael Millare andPrapti Desai are available for any questions via email or phone (815)759-4330.