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Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

We are caring for 733 inpatients and have 4,230 outpatient visits today.

Broadcasts: Need to know

Explore the Epic Playground

Get ready for a streamlined new electronic medical record (EMR) experience as we upgrade to the most current version of Epic on Dec. 7. Cleaner visuals, intuitive processes, and more customization are all in the works. Start exploring it now in the Epic Playground and Epic Playground Patients.

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for Oct. 29, 2019, for all other updates and screenshots.


  • Update to Inpatient After Visit Summary
  • Update to Enter/Edit Results

Access and Revenue

  • Timing Change Medicare Secondary Payor Questionnaire

Epic Education Resources

Keeping you in The Loop

The toughest Iowa Hawkeyes

“What a magnificent way to really make a Saturday special for families that are fighting tough battles,” says Kirk Ferentz, UI head football coach.

Research awards earned by more than 40 students

The annual Carver College of Medicine Student Medical Research Conference is an opportunity for medical students who have conducted research to present their results, receive feedback, and compete for cash awards.

Livia returns to the softball field better than ever after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

A little-known condition almost forced Livia to quit softball at age 14, but now she’s playing better than ever.

UI-led neuropathy consortium receives grant renewal from National Institutes of Health

The Inherited Neuropathy Consortium led by UI neurologist Michael Shy, MD, has received a grant renewal to continue studying inherited neuropathies, The Daily Iowan reports.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • Did you receive your flu vaccination at your doctor’s office? If you received your flu vaccination as a patient at your doctor’s office, you still have to record your vaccination in ReadySet to be in compliance with the mandatory flu campaign. Questions about the flu campaign? Start here.
  • Due to necessary maintenance, UI Hospital & Clinics main campus and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital will experience a cable TV video outage from 7 to 8 a.m. tomorrow. In-house channels #104–137 will remain available during this outage.
  • Community health education, support groups, and free screenings. What do these have in common? They’re all examples of community benefit! Learn more about community benefit on The Point, under Administration and Staff.
  • UI Health Care’s Breast Imaging Center has walk-in mammography screenings during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You don’t need an appointment. Just walk in to get screened.

Outside UI Health Care

Advanced virtual-reality tech helps UI scientists study pedestrian behavior

State-of-the-art technologies at the Hank Lab combine psychology and computer science to study pedestrian behavior, The Daily Iowan reports.

Local-restaurant passport for climate-conscious eating

UI Graduate and Professional Student Government recently created a local-restaurant map to promote climate-conscious eating habits, The Daily Iowan reports.

California fires: Emergency declared state-wide

Californian Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state-wide emergency as wildfires, whipped up by fierce winds, continue to sweep through the area, BBC reports.

Working Americans are getting less sleep, especially those who save our lives

The number of working Americans who get less than seven hours of sleep a night is on the rise, NPR reports.

Tiger Woods ties record for most PGA Tour titles with 82nd win in Japan

Tiger Woods added another layer of history to a remarkable year when he won his record-equaling 82nd PGA Tour title at the Zozo Championship in Chiba, Japan, CNN reports.

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