On Thursday, Dec. 15, PARC is hosting an Operational Readiness Summit from 8 a.m. - noon in the Patterson Auditorium on Guthrie’s Sayre Campus. The purpose of the Operational Readiness Summit is to spotlight possible risks, and the associated mitigation strategies, to prevent adverse impacts in achieving PARC Program objectives. The successful implementation of PARC is dependent on reviewing all aspects of the organization. Teams from Operations will work in collaboration with our IT partners.
Dec. 9 is the target date for having all end users registered for their PARC training. Our goal is that by this date, 100% of Epic End Users will be registered for training. Meeting this target date will give managers time to assess and coordinate scheduling and backfill needs. Please discuss with your manager and register for your End User classes.
The managers play a crucial role in Epic Training registration:
We are pleased to announce Rick Ramlakhan as the new Senior Director, PeopleSoft Business Application and Development. Rick comes to Guthrie with more than 25 years of IT experience, including in hospital operations. His experience includes business systems expertise including applications for all administrative and business functions that encompass the areas of collaborative systems, facilities management, asset tracking and self-service applications. Most recently, he served as the Director for Enterprise Business and Administrative Solutions for Xerox.
Super User and End User Training registration is open in Guthrie Learn. The target date for Super User Registration is November 18 and the target date for End User Training registration is December 9. Meeting these target dates will give managers time to assess and coordinate scheduling and backfill needs.
Have you heard about, used or downloaded the Guthrie telehealth app, Guthrie Now? Guthrie Now puts you face-to-face with a licensed physician or midlevel provider from your smart phone, tablet or computer. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and costs $15 for employees who are members of the Guthrie Network Advantage Health Plan.
PeopleSoft will experience scheduled down time between 5 p.m. November 11 and 8 a.m. November 14 to install system upgrades. During this time, employees will not be able to access the system to view paychecks, make changes to their personal information or apply to open positions. All of your information will again be accessible after the downtime ends November 14. Stay tuned for additional information about enhancements coming soon to the PeopleSoft homepage. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 570-887-6641.
Beginning on Nov. 6, hospitalized patients (inpatients and outpatients) at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Corning Hospital and Guthrie Troy Community Hospital will wear redesigned patient ID wristbands to enhance their safety. The new bands allow staff members to scan patient's identification code when administering blood products. This evidence-based process is a welcome addition to our practice.
This Sunday, Nov. 6, Daylight Savings Time ends for 2016. This means that at 2 a.m. all clocks will be set back to 1 a.m. In Epic this calls for special attention for any data entered during the second 1-2 a.m. period. Click here to view the process that should be followed during this time in order to accurately capture data in Epic. Please take note that the interfaces from data validate will be turned off during the second 1-2 a.m.
The GE Centricity (IDX) computer system will be down on Sunday, Nov. 6 beginning at 12:45 a.m. for a duration of three hours. The purpose of this downtime is to change the time on the GE(IDX) computers back to Eastern Standard Time. The time change will occur during the downtime. All GE(IDX) applications and Cerner Bloodbank will be unavailable.
The Epic - EMR system which depends on the GE(IDX) system for ADT information will remain up but will have special down time procedures to update the ADT information manually.