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Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

We are caring for 707 inpatients and have 4,475 outpatient visits today.

High: 88 Low: 55 Mostly sunny

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Broadcasts: Need to know

Commuter alert: I-380 S to I-80 E ramp closure, evenings through Friday

The ramp from I-380 Southbound to I-80 Eastbound will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. tonight through Friday morning, Sept. 6. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Melrose Avenue. Follow to get the most current information about closures.

Epic: What’s New

See the Epic Status Report for Sept. 3, 2019, for all updates and screenshots.


  • E-Consult and Smart Referral orders update and Charge Capture

Access and Revenue

  • Updating the Claim Address for BC/BC Minnesota Payor/Plans

Epic Education Resources

News: In The Loop

Get ready to meet some of our UI Health Care women in medicine

September is Women in Medicine Month. All month we’re celebrating UI Health Care providers for the work they do in patient care, research, and women’s health advocacy.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center announces new pilot grant recipients

These grant awards fund innovative pilot projects by early career investigators who are entering the diabetes research field, or established investigators with innovative ideas that focus their research program in a new direction that addresses important questions in diabetes research.

Events: Join us

See more UI Health Care events on The Loop.


  • The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is sponsoring a K Club for any faculty planning to submit a K, R, or VA equivalent grant within the next 12 months. They will meet twice a month beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10. Space is limited.
  • The Meditation Room in General Hospital (Elevator C, Level 1) will be closed for repairs today through through Thursday, Sept. 5. Please use the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Meditation Room (Level 12) during the closure.
  • Are you ready for The Joint Commission? Informed consent is required for invasive procedures. Make sure the consent is procedure specific, signed, and dated prior to the procedure. A pre-procedure verification and time-out process should occur prior to the start of any surgical or invasive procedure. All staff present during a time-out must freeze for the duration of the time-out. Learn more: Protocol for Documentation of Informed Consent

Research volunteers invited

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  • Adults 18 to 45 who are in good health may participate in a study looking at three lots of MVA-BN smallpox vaccine produced at different times to see if they each have the same quality. The study lasts nine months with six clinic visits and one phone call or email. Compensation. Call 319-356-4848 or email

Outside UI Health Care

UI College of Nursing celebrates completion of renovated building

UI College of Nursing is celebrating the completion of a major renovation project to modernize teaching spaces and create more interactive and collaborative spaces in which its students can learn, Iowa Now reports.

UI Museum of Natural History sparks creativity in Iowa City’s aspiring authors

Write Nite, an event hosted by the UI’s Museum of Natural History, allows writers to draw inspiration from the exhibits and use the space to work on their writing projects, The Daily Iowan reports.

Deadly Hurricane Dorian parks itself over the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands in a watery onslaught that devastated thousands of homes, trapped people in attics, crippled hospitals, and left at least five dead, The Associated Press reports.

‘I’m just for animals’: The veterinarian who rescues animals from conflict zones

Dr. Amir Khalil has led rescue operations and created sanctuaries around the world for 20 years. Recently, he embarked on his biggest mission: saving animals from a struggling zoo in the Gaza Strip, NPR reports.

Can we kill superbugs before they kill us?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing issue worrying many scientists and patients alike, yet scientists hope that recent advances—from reviving ancient cures to enlisting bacteria and slaying viruses—could prevent it, AAMCNews reports.

‘Team of Dreams’ marks 30 years since Field of Dreams filmed in Dyersville

The Field of Dreams site came alive with baseball legends and fans of all ages at the annual “Team of Dreams” day, marking the 30th anniversary of the beloved movie, CBS 2 reports.

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