Common Ground | Oct. 13, 2019
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Seeking candidates for president-elect
Is this your time to step up? Apply through Oct. 25

Campus expansion update: What’s coming?
New toolkit shares what to know and do

Does your SmartPhrase contain PHI?
Recent HIPAA violation sparks important reminders

The ‘virtual’ difference between primary and urgent care
Accepted symptoms, availability and response times

MPRC accepting member nominations
Influence Salem Health’s peer review process


Epic upgrade goes live Oct. 15
All the tips and details to get ready

Speaking of Epic, remote log-in screen has changed
Better security; view the screenshot for change

Dragon Medical One go-live Oct. 22
Get ready for new dictation software


OHA rule to report e-cigarette/vaping injuries
New rule went into effect Oct. 9

Formulary change for combination insulins
To reducing risk, combos removed

From the Lab: RVPM panel has been replaced
Lab switched to new process for quicker results; collection unchanged

WVH medical staff organization and functions manual revision
Written policy needed for medical care advisory committee

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Christine Clarke, MD, medical staff president
 Ralph Yates, DO, chief medical officer, compact implementation committee chair
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