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Columbia-St. Mary’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiatives and Cerner Powerplan Changes

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2016 Columbia St. Mary’s Medical Staff Dinner and Golf Outing

The 2016 Columbia St. Mary’s Medical Staff Dinner and Golf Outing is to be held next month on Thursday, July 28th. This year, to keep things fresh, Brown Deer Park Golf Course will be hosting our event. Brown Deer Park Golf Course is located at the following address:

7625 N Range Line Rd,
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414)-352-8080
 
Itinerary:
Golf Outing
Chip and Putt contest 10:30 
Lunch 11:30 am
Golf 1:00 pm Shotgun Start
Golf Outing Registration Fee: $100

Medical Staff Dinner Buffet  |  5:30 pm
No charge if only attending dinner.
 
Please RSVP to the annual Columbia St. Mary’s Medical Staff Golf Outing and Dinner using the link below. Note: if you are only interested in coming for dinner, please use the same link to RSVP and select the dinner only option.
 
MEMO: Medical Record Completion Policy

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Ascension Medical Group Executive Position Postings

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EHR Slowness and/or Freezing - UPDATE

To:       All Cerner Millennium EHR Users
Re:      EHR Slowness and/or Freezing - UPDATE

In the past 2 hours, there has been significant improvement in EHR performance.  If you note any further problems, please contact the Service Desk at (414) 326-2400.
 
In order to alleviate the EHR performance issues, we have disabled the ability to print prescriptions that require the tamper-resistant watermark.   ALL prescriptions that need to be on paper are to be on tamper-resistant prescription forms.  The “eRx” printer will still be visible in your printer list, but if you select it, your prescription will not print. 
 
Paper prescription forms can be obtained in one of the following ways:
-         Clinic leadership can provide them at each clinic location.
-         Pyxis machines have paper prescription forms available.  The patient’s nurse or the unit charge nurse should provide assistance to physicians on hospital units.
-         For areas without Pyxis machines, or to restock Pyxis machines, contact the Central Pharmacy at 585-1068 (Milwaukee) or 243-7341 (Ozaukee)
 
Please note:  ALL prescriptions should still be ordered in the EHR.  ePrescribing (electronic sending to pharmacies) is still fully functional.  For paper prescriptions, select “Do Not Send: Other Reason (Rx)” to avoid printing. Then write it on a tamper-resistant paper prescription form. 
 
If you are attempting to print anything to an “eRx” printer, it will not print.  To fix this, follow the steps in the attached job aid to change your default printer to a non “eRx” printer.
 
The Information Systems department is working on a longer-term solution to restore the ability to print Scheduled prescriptions.  It is not known at this time when the solution will be ready but it will be at least a few days.  We will provide an update as soon as we have a more definitive timeline. 
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