The Clinical Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Team at Guthrie was recently presented the Application Team Excellence Award from the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications (AEHIA). The national award was announced on Nov. 1 at the AEHIA Fall Summit in San Diego.
On Saturday, April 7, Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital went live on Epic, replacing the Meditech electronic health system. This represents the last step in nearly a year long process to integrate Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital within the larger Guthrie system.
All patient records from Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital are now available in Epic. This allows patients to access to their medical records via eGuthrie. Providers at all Guthrie locations now have seamless access to their patients’ medical information following Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital visits.
Guthrie is in the process of implementing an advanced anti-phishing platform that will help protect our mailboxes from real time phishing and malicious email attacks. Please click here for more information about the new add-in button that will appear in your mailbox in Outlook to make reporting a phishing email easier than ever.
Guthrie is using telemedicine to bring specialty care to more people. Beginning Feb. 1, new and existing patients will have the option of video visits at the Wellsboro Clinic for nephrology, neurology and vascular surgery. Patients should call the department’s home location in Sayre to schedule:
Beginning Jan. 22, IT will be doubling its efforts to replace outdated Windows XP personal work computers. Throughout the project, monitors will be upgraded to 24” widescreens as needed. IT asks that employees aid in the efforts to replace these outdated machines by doing the following:
Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital implemented the PeopleSoft Human Resources and Payroll system beginning on Dec. 18. This is an exciting step in the process to integrate Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital with the larger Guthrie system.
Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 p.m. until Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 a.m. there will be an Epic outage that will require all Epic modules be down for 4 hours. eGuthrie will also be down at this time. Read-only Epic system will be available. Downtime servers will also be available, and if you deem it necessary, please invoke your downtime procedures. Please keep your client devices turned on overnight and signed out of Epic where possible until after our Epic 2017 install is completed.
The PeopleSoft FSCM System (Finance & eProcurement) will be down starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 for a required application upgrade. The system will return to normal functionality on Monday, Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. Your sign-on screen will be slightly different but all functionality will remain the same. If you have any problems using the system, please contact the IS help desk at 570-887-5380. During the Financial downtime, users will still have access to HR Self Service and all Recruiting web pages.
On Oct. 3, Guthrie will be going live in Epic with ACR Select imaging decision support. ACR Select utilizes evidence-based appropriate use criteria (AUC) to determine if an imaging order is appropriate based on the patient’s age, gender and reason for exam. This change is in response to upcoming CMS mandates for AUC for PET CT, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine procedures for technical reimbursement. This change will assist providers in ensuring high quality imaging care to improve patient outcomes and decrease costs.
There will be a campus wide power outage on Friday, August 18 beginning at 10 p.m. until around 4 a.m. Saturday morning. The outage will affect all buildings on the Sayre campus. The emergency generators will be engaged at approximately 8 p.m. Please remember to turn off all computers that are not in use to prevent any lost information. Also, make sure that computers which are required to stay on are plugged into an emergency power outlet (red outlets). Please contact Anita Kingsbauer with any questions or concerns at 570-887-4317.