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Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

We are caring for 765 inpatients and have 4,438 outpatient visits today.

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Epic: What’s New

See the Epic Status Report for Jan. 28, 2020, for all updates and screenshots.


  • Updating Travel Screening to screen for patients who have traveled to China
  • New bedside glucose meters-Nova StatStrip meter replaces Accu-Chek
  • Update display in Storyboard
  • New and renamed Patient Statuses

Access and Revenue

  • Track Access for New Patients
  • New Unavailable Template Reason
  • Adding consult procedure name to internal notifications to referring providers
  • Renaming Bill Area Names

Epic Education Resources

  • Ordering Prescriptions for Pharmacists
  • Pre-Operative PEC/Social Screening
  • Using the Problem List

News: In The Loop

UI is prepared for Novel Coronavirus, says epidemiologist*

UI Hospitals & Clinics epidemiologist Jorge Salinas, MD, says the hospital is developing screening tools and has procedures in place for potential patients, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.

Coronavirus expert Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, on what we know

Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, spoke with KCRG about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and what we know so far.

Quick response a life-saver for manager Slavens

UI men’s basketball manager and sophomore Luke Slavens’ heart stopped for two minutes during practice on Jan. 12. If not for the quick response from UI athletic trainer Brad Floy, Slavens may not be alive today.

Candidate for Stead Family Department of Pediatrics chair and department executive officer

Candidate Susan R. Hintz, MD, MS, will present her seminar, “A continuing journey of learning: Outcomes of extremely preterm infants, program building, and looking to the future,” from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Pediatric Conference Center, 2415 JCP (Elevator F, Level 2).

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Iowa City Area Transit Study is seeking community feedback on three service scenarios. Open houses will be held Jan. 28–30 with a presentation of scenarios followed by attendee feedback. Online survey also available.
  • “Warm the Sole” sock drive is now on Level 1 near Elevator E. Buy an extra pair of socks while you’re out shopping and donate them for local nonprofits by Jan. 31.

Outside UI Health Care

UI dedicates new Psychological and Brain Sciences building

The UI cut the ceremonial ribbon at its new Psychological and Brain Sciences building on Friday, The Daily Iowan reports.

RAGBRAI announces 2020 route*

The 48th annual Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa—pedaling from July 19 to 25—will start in Le Mars and end in Clinton, The Des Moines Register reports.

Nine dead in crash that killed Kobe Bryant

In addition to Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, among those killed in a helicopter crash in California yesterday included young athletes, a baseball coach, and mothers, CNN reports.

Healing the very youngest healers

Almost 30% of medical students and residents suffer from depression and 10% report having suicidal thoughts, AAMC News reports. A growing number of medical schools and teaching hospitals are developing programs to identify and help at-risk trainees.

Billie Eilish has a history-making night at the Grammys

Singer Billie Eilish yesterday earned five Grammy Awards, including the four biggest prizes, CNN reports.

Gustafson’s No. 10 retired after Hawkeye victory

Iowa basketball legend Megan Gustafson had her No. 10 retired yesterday in front of a packed Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd, The Daily Iowan reports.

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