UPDATE: Smith & Nephew Wound Vac Conversion

Due to an FDA hold on the Renasys wound vac product we are currently on hold for a conversion. We will continue to utilize KCI for our patient’s wound vac needs.

Smith & Newphew Front Page

REMINDER: Downtime for Paragon Database Upgrade on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Paragon will not be available Tuesday 07/29/14 from 9:30pm through Wednesday 6:00am 07/30/14 while the Database and SAN Storage is being upgraded.

HPF will be available for medical record access.

For urgent medical record requests, please contact Medical Records at:

CHM: 815-759-4070

CHW: 815-334-3111

Free CT Lung Screenings Extention

Free low dose CT lung cancer screenings have been extended through December 2014

LDCT lung cancer screening

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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.

CentegraDictationPoster

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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.

Newer Oral Anticoagulants

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.