Innovation and Technology

Friday, September 1, 2017

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.

Friday, August 18, 2017

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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

The popular Buy, Sell & Swap section that has been available on the Guthrie intranet is now also available on Workplace with expanded features. The new format allows photos to be uploaded with listings and allows the seller to mark the item as sold with one quick click. The same rules apply regarding the types of items that can be posted for sale, and the Human Resources team will still be responsible for approving items which are submitted for sale.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The team responsible for running Epic, the system that Guthrie uses for its electronic medical record, has been working hard to implement new updates to the system which improve efficiency and align with best practices. After three recent upgrades, Guthrie has been awarded a STARS 6 rating by Epic, up from a STARS 2 rating before the upgrades.

Friday, July 14, 2017

As more employees make the switch to Office 365 and Outlook for email, there have been some reports of difficulty finding certain emails. This difficulty is likely caused by a default setting in Outlook called “focused inbox”. The setting is designed to filter out emails based on the content of the email (e.g., newsletters, machine-generated email and who you interact with most often). This is similar to junk mail filters, however, it may not always work as you expect and can end up filtering out emails you wish to receive. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

This summer, Guthrie is migrating onto the Office 365 platform, including Outlook for our email. This presents an excellent opportunity for staff members to make sure that they have a standard email signature. Having a standard email signature helps to create a consistent Guthrie brand, and reinforces our goal of One Guthrie. 

The Strategic Planning and Marketing Team has some tips for creating a professional looking signature, and wants to encourage all staff members to follow this format. 

Signatures should use Arial 10 point font and contain the following information:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Over the next couple of weeks, there will be a Workplace roadshow traveling to several Guthrie locations with information about Workplace. Staff can learn more about the tool and can get help downloading the app and getting connected. Click here to see the list of dates and locations for the upcoming roadshows. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Dr. Geneva Ballard, Breast Imaging Section Chief, talks about how our new 3-D mammography technology has been benefiting our patients.

Friday, July 7, 2017

The process for requesting and approving new products is changing. Guthrie is currently undertaking significant initiatives to enable smarter, faster, more informed decisions. Guthrie is partnering with Procured Health to assist in identifying specific value-maximizing opportunities, align physicians and strengthen our ability to negotiate with vendors. 

Procured Health does this in two ways: 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital will be going live with Epic, Guthrie's Electronic Medical Record and PeopleSoft, the program used for a number of Human Resources and Purchasing functions, on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Staff from the hospital joined project managers for a project kickoff celebration on May 9. This project will allow Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital patients to access their medical records via eGuthrie and give providers at other Guthrie locations seamless access to their patients’ medical information following hospital visits.


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