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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

Keeping you in The Loop

Tomorrow: 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture

Join your colleagues as Donald Warne, MD, MPH, co-director of Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health, delivers the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Prem Sahai Auditorium in the Medical Education Research Facility.

UI Health Care implements process to promote professionalism

UI Health Care is one of three academic medical centers that have implemented the Co-worker Observations Reporting System (CORS)—a process and tool that addresses disrespectful behavior through peer feedback—to promote professional accountability in the workplace, Yahoo News reports.


Today's tip

Is your stomach rumbling? You can view menus from a variety of cafeterias and dining rooms across UI Hospitals & Clinics.

By the numbers

Patient-related care

Total inpatients: 763 today
Total outpatient visits: 4,492 today

C-19 adult inpatients: 18 yesterday, 99 to date
C-19 pediatric inpatients: 0 yesterday, 2 to date
% positive symptomatic C-19 test results**: 19% yesterday, 20% to date
Telehealth screenings***: 14 yesterday, 283 to date

Employee-specific data

Employees tested positive (self-reported)*: 4 yesterday, 7,564 to date
Employees who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: 0 yesterday, 15,794 to date
Employees who have received both the first and second/final COVID-19 vaccine doses: 0 yesterday, 15,670 to date

Visit COVID-19 by the numbers for more info

Research volunteers invited

  • Pregnant women in their first trimester are invited to participate in a research study where they wear health monitors and answer questionnaires. Compensation provided.

Find more research studies at

Epic: What’s new

See the Epic Status Report for Jan. 17, 2023, for all updates and screenshots.

  • UI Health Care Epic Clinical Users – Customer Satisfaction Survey

Clinical Documentation

  • Exclude Firing Missing Infection Screening BPA for Video Visits
  • Philips IntelliVue Guardian patient vital integration in 2JCP
  • Add New Question to Discharge Patient Order
  • Rover Image Capture for Periop (Main OR, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital OR, ASC, DOSA)

Access and Revenue

  • Exclude Video Visits from Infection Screening

Educational Resources

  • New Epic Educational Resources
  • Epic Training Schedules

Outside UI Health Care

Second tornado confirmed in eastern Iowa yesterday

The National Weather Service confirms a second tornado touched down in Cedar Rapids yesterday, marking only the second time tornadoes have been reported in Iowa during the month of January, Iowa’s News Now reports.

Iowa City and other nonprofits host march and celebration for MLK Day

Iowa City’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Human Rights Week is a collaborative effort between the City of Iowa City, the Black Voices Project, the University of Iowa, and numerous nonprofit agencies, KCRG reports.

68 dead, 4 missing after plane crashes in Nepal

A plane making a 27-minute flight to a Nepali tourist town crashed into a gorge while attempting to land at a newly opened airport, the Associated Press reports.

Scientists unearth mega-raptors, feathered dinosaur fossils in Chile

Scientists in Chile’s Patagonia region are unearthing the southernmost dinosaur fossils recorded outside Antarctica, including remains of mega-raptors that would have dominated the area’s food chain, Reuters reports.

Iowa men’s track and field standout Jenoah McKiver returns to competition at Hawkeye Invitational

The sophomore from High Point, North Carolina, won the 400-meter dash, posting a time of 46.26—the fastest in the country this season, The Daily Iowan reports.

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