Author Archives: Michael Millare

Centegra Health System Parking Locations

Below are the parking maps for the following locations:

CHM Site-Parking

CHW Site-Parking

Potential Delay Viewing Dictated Reports In MPF

An issue has been identified with transcribed reports crossing over to MPF. Physicians and other users could see up to a 2 hour delay in dictated reports crossing over to MPF.

The issue has been escalated with 3M and we hope to have a solution soon.

Please contact physician support at 815-759-4330 for any questions or concerns.

Surgical Scheduling Policy – First Case On Time Starts

At the May 27, 2016, Department of Surgery meeting, a new Surgical Services policy was reviewed and approved that addresses first case on-time starts.

According to the Surgical Scheduling Policy:

On Time Starts:

1. Surgeons must be in the Operating Room and ready to scrub at the time scheduled. It shall be the duty of the Operating Room Desk Coordinator in cooperation with the anesthetist, to have the patient in the operating room and fully prepared for induction of anesthesia at the time the operation is scheduled.

2. First case late starts will be documented by operating room personnel.

3. If a surgeon has three (3) first case late starts in a rolling three (3) month period, first start privileges including block times will be forfeited for a period of one (1) month.

4. The only acceptable excuse for being late for a scheduled first case start will be a legitimate verifiable medical emergency requiring the surgeon’s immediate and continued presence elsewhere. Requests for excused tardiness must be in writing and received by the Department Chairs within three (3) working days.

The policy will be effective July 1, 2016. Our goal is to provide prompt and professional services to our patients while also avoiding unnecessary inconvenience to our fellow surgeons. Please let me know if you should have any questions.

Alex Kim, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery
Paul DeHaan, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopedics

For a printable copy of this memo click here.

Helicobacter Pylori Antibody Tests Discontinued

Effective June 6, 2016, all Helicobacter pylori antibody tests will be non-orderable. The tests that are still available are the Helicobacter pylori Breath Test, Helicobacter pylori Fecal Antigen and urease on tissue biopsy.

These changes support the current diagnostic guidelines recommended by the American Collect of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA). Antibody tests cannot distinguish between active and past infection with adequate sensitivity and specificity. Despite older literature suggesting that IgG serology can be used as a test of cure 18 months, this has shown to be inaccurate. Both the urea breath test and stool antigen test are FDA cleared for use as tests to diagnose infection and to confirm eradication

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a pathologist at 759-4806.

Wendy Ward, MD
Medical Directory Pathology and Laboratory Services

For a printable copy of this memo please click here.

Paragon 13 Upgrade: Medical Office Staff & Other Remote Access Users

On May 17, 2016 we will be upgrading to Paragon 13. Webstation for Physicians will be replaced by The Clinician Hub.

Click on the guide below for directions on how to pull up patients, notes, and results.

Paragon Clinician Hub Remote Access Guide

Paragon 13: Clinician Hub May 17, 2016

Paragon 13 went live on May 17, 2016

The physician module of Paragon has been upgraded to The Clinician Hub. This is a major upgrade for our providers that offers enhancements to improve workflow.

Click on the link below for a guide on how to use The Clinician Hub:

Clinician Hub User Guide

Please reach out to Michael Millare or Sue McMullen at (815)759-4330 for training and more information.

Paragon 13: Clinician Hub Training

The Clinician Hub will be replacing Paragon Webstation for Physicians. This upgrade provides enhancements to the physician workflow.

Please reach out to Michael Millare or Sue McMullen at (815)759-4330 to set up a training session. Stay tuned for more classroom training.

REMINDER: Discontinuation of Faxing Transcribed Reports

Effective April 1, 2016 at 7:00AM, the Health Information Management Department will no longer routinely fax all transcribed dictated documents to physician offices. Lab and Radiology results will still be faxed to your office. All transcribed reports are available for your office staff on the physician portal.

Click here for instruction on remote login.

Your office staff can be assigned their own read-only access. Please contact Michael or Sue at 815-759-4330 for more information.

Doctor’s Day Lunch

Join us for a special Doctors’ Day lunch in your honor. Enjoy sushi from Kyoto Japanese Restaurant, a beef carving station, tasty side dishes and dessert.

Monday, April 4
Centegra Hospital-McHenry
Classrooms C & D

Tuesday, April 5
Centegra Hospital-Woodstock
Conference Rooms A & B

Lunch attendees will have a chance to win one of two Fitbit Flex trackers. All physicians are eligible to win one of three $50 gift certificates to Kyoto Japanese Restaurant.

Spring Cardiovascular Symposium

Click on one of the dates below for details on speakers, registration, and location:

To register online click here

To print a registration form click here.

For any questions please contact Edie Best at 815-759-8151