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Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

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Today: Join Brooks Jackson and Kimberly Hunter online at noon to celebrate the success of 2022 and look ahead to 2023

Keeping you in The Loop

Deprescribing and polypharmacy

In this episode of CME’s podcast Rounding@IOWA, host Gerry Clancy, MD, and guests Korey Kennelty, PharmD, MS, PhD, and Scott Larson, MD, discuss when it is appropriate to reduce or eliminate prescriptions.

Five tips on being a better office mate

With a combination of meeting formats and workspaces that seem to get busier by the day, we’ve put together a few suggestions to help you be the best office mate you can.


  • HCIS will be updating a certificate used for wireless clients connecting to the “eduroam” wireless network at 7 p.m. tonight. Service will not be interrupted but may require a manual confirmation of the new certificate.
  • The Epic system will experience a scheduled downtime at 1 a.m. tomorrow for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Nominations for Kid Captain 2023 are officially open. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 6.

Social shout-out

“I am so grateful for those on the IVF team. They helped my husband and I to have our son and everyone so kind and understanding during the whole process”

–@uihealthcare Facebook comment #UIHCStrong

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 725 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,341 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 16 yesterday, 145 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 1 yesterday, 6 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 13% yesterday, 20% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 14 yesterday, 508 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 2 yesterday, 7,619 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,796 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,671 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for Jan. 31, for all updates and screenshots.

  • Epic Downtime at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31
  • UI Health Care Epic Clinical Users – Customer Satisfaction Survey

Clinical Documentation

  • Discharge Planning/Length of Stay Information Now Available on UI Health Care Mobile Patient Summary Reports
  • Disabling the Status Effective Date

Educational Resources

  • New Epic Educational Resources
  • Epic Training Schedules

Events: Join us

Outside UI Health Care

RAGBRAI announces 2023 overnight towns

The eight major cities will be used as waypoints along the route of RAGBRAI in 2023, KCRG reports.

Marion city and chamber look to solve Uptown parking challenges*

Plans include a parking partnership program with businesses and communicating little-known public lots for after-hour use, The Gazette reports.

This 136-year-old London coffee store doesn’t need to move with the times

Though it can’t claim to be the oldest coffee house in London, Algerian Coffee Stores has gained a reputation among caffeine connoisseurs, CNN reports.

Alix O’Brien proves herself for Iowa swimming and diving

O’Brien has taken home five first-place finishes for the Hawkeyes this season, The Daily Iowan reports.

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