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Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

We are caring for 711 inpatients and have 4,237 outpatient visits today.

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for Nov. 5, 2019, for all updates and screenshots.


  • Code Status and Goals of Care conversations
  • Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score and risk for sepsis
  • Update to add-on scheduling questions for OpTime

Access and Revenue

  • New options for Pre-Cert Status
  • Fix for encounter reminder preference

Epic Education Resources

  • Playground Practice Patients—UI Health Care
  • More

Keeping you in The Loop

‘The compassion that Jennie showed … will remain in my heart forever’

Congratulations to Jennie Carver-Westra, RN, of 4JPP, Medical-Surgical Division, Hematology/Oncology, for receiving this month’s DAISY Award.

UI team is developing new delivery tools for gene editing

UI researchers are using simple peptides to deliver gene-editing tools into notoriously hard-to-access lung and airway cells with the goal of creating new treatments for people with diseases like cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma.

State-of-the art technology highlights advanced prosthetics and orthotics research

Nestled in the basement of the Eckstein Medical Research Building is a high-tech lab, full of the latest in virtual reality simulators and gait analysis.

UI Hospitals & Clinics hires chief growth officer after hospitals reach capacity

UI Hospitals & Clinics has hired Timothy Kan to be the first chief growth officer after seeing an increase in demand for its services, The Daily Iowan reports.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • There will be multiple overnight closures on the I-80/380 interchange tonight and tomorrow night, including all southbound U.S. 218 traffic tomorrow night.
  • Are you a creative writer? Previously unpublished works of fiction or poetry are being sought for publication in a Carver College of Medicine anthology of creative writing. Submission deadline is Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Are you interested in saving some money and joining a van pool for your daily work commute? To view current van pools and seat openings, visit
  • Need new glasses? Schedule an eye exam with UI Optical. Two locations in Pomerantz Family Pavilion (Elevator L, Level 2); and UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing (Level 2). Use your health care flex account. Call 319-356-2852 to schedule an appointment.
  • Want fewer emails? UI employees may opt out of certain categories of UI mass emails, such as student orgs and research recruitment. Log in to Employee Self Service and under “My Self Service” click on “mass email filter settings.”

Outside UI Health Care

UI Pharmaceuticals hires new managing director to usher in growth and expansion

UI Pharmaceuticals, a division within the College of Pharmacy, recently hired a new managing director to grow and expand the department, The Daily Iowan reports.

UI students showcase their talents in a multicultural competition

The multicultural showcase provided students with an opportunity to represent and celebrate their identities, The Daily Iowan reports.

Apple will spend $2.5 billion to help solve California’s housing crisis

Apple announced a $2.5 billion financial package to help address the housing crisis in California, which has worsened in part because of the rapid growth of tech companies, CNN reports.

As states cut vaccine exemptions, skeptical parents may switch tactics

With the resurgence of measles in the U.S., the vaccine landscape has changed, and states are tightening or eliminating exemptions in an effort to improve vaccination rates, ABC News reports.

China approves seaweed-based Alzheimer’s drug. It’s the first new one in 17 years

The seaweed-based drug, called Oligomannate, can be used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, according to a statement from China’s drug safety agency, CNN reports.

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