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COVID-19 UPDATES

Weekly data updates and PPE dashboard

Abbott ID Now testing update
 FDA releases study on test with lower sensitivity methods

TOP READS

Finding Common Ground for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Many stakeholders will contribute to action plan

MEC seeking chairs for primary care, medical specialty
Current chairs Thompson and Sunday willing to continue

Credentials Committee seeking four positions
Current members interested in another term

September is Women in Medicine Month

NFHL reminder for Salem Health providers
Get vaccinated by Nov. 13


PRACTICAL MATTERS
Contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente
Update from CEO and President Cheryl Wolfe

21st Century Cures Act and information blocking
Learn the final rules in link to Federal Register

Hypoglycemic Event progress note may appear in charts
We’re standardizing the documentation format

Can I prescribe to my friends, family or colleagues?
Guidance from the Medical Executive Committee


INFORMATION SERVICES UPDATES
Paging all pager users: reconciliation!
Solution Center collecting pagers no longer used

Help Switchboard with monthly on-call schedules
Please submit schedule by third Monday

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Common Ground editorial board
Leon Burrows, MD, medical staff president
Katherine Keene, chair, compact implementation committee
Ralph Yates, DO, chief medical officer
Kyla Postrel, internal communications lead

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