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Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

We are caring for 790 inpatients and have 4,519 outpatient visits today.

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for Jan. 7, 2020, for all updates and screenshots.


  • New Med List Status added to support e-visit workflows
  • Icons added to Storyboard to identify research patients

Access and Revenue

  • Reduction of Verification Statuses

Epic Education Resources

  • Transferring into the CPRU
  • Transferring into the Cath Lab

Keeping you in The Loop

A family’s journey toward hope

When Livia Knipp’s water broke just 19 weeks into her pregnancy, the situation seemed very grim. The family from Windsor Heights turned their attention east toward UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and our high-risk obstetricians and neonatal specialists.

Family medicine services expanding to Cedar Rapids

UI Health Care’s new family medicine practice in Cedar Rapids opens today. Family medicine provider Jessica Alston, MD, will be at this clinic at 411 10th Street SE, along with our downtown pediatrics office.

Penny’s journey: 15 years in search of a diagnosis

Penny Carrington’s health had been deteriorating in ways that have puzzled virtually every doctor she had seen over the past 15 years. Until she came to the UI.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


Outside UI Health Care

Iowa City firefighters see increased service calls for 2019

Unofficial numbers show service calls increased by 7% from 2018, KCRG reports.

Des Moines adding 20 security cameras to skywalk system following October attack

The City of Des Moines says 20 new surveillance cameras will make its skywalk system safer, KCRG reports.

California cities turn to hired hooves to help prevent massive wildfires

California has gone through several difficult fire seasons in recent years, NPR reports. Now, some cities are investing in unconventional fire prevention methods, including goats.

Puerto Rico rocked by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, with more tremors expected

An earthquake struck Puerto Rico early this morning, and while no tsunami warning was issued, geologists warn of more tremors to come, CNN reports.

9 wellness trends from the last decade you will see more of in the 2020s

How we take care of our bodies, minds, and health evolves over time for a number of reasons, NBC News reports.

Iowa wrestling sets team scoring record, crowns five champions at Midlands

A historic 196.5 points led Iowa to its 29th Midlands championship, The Daily Iowan reports.

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