April 3, 2016: From the VPMA, custom badges
April 3, 2016
TOP READS
From the VPMA: What's the story with bundled payments?
MACRA, MIPS, and APMs are more than just new acronyms, they can affect the way you do business. Learn more about these important new arrivals in health care.

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PC consolidation project
How reducing the number of PCs at Salem Health can save money, and how to make it happen.

New Epic module designed to improve bed flow
Learn how the new process might affect your workflow and what orders have been redesigned.

Medical mission inspires desire to serve locally 
Curious about using your medical skills in new ways? Get a first-hand account about what to expect on a medical mission trip from Dr. Prakash.


PRACTICAL MATTERS
Updated informed consent template
There is now a standardized informed consent form. Find out which form is the right form.

Smoke free sidewalks
New signage will mark expanding non smoking areas. 
 
Documentation of the Ischemic CVA
ICD-10 has made correct coding a little more complicated. Learn how to accurately document strokes.  
MEDICAL STAFF UPDATES
KUDOS
EVENTS
RSVP for Breakfast with the CEO
Medical staff, if your last name begins with L through R, please join Cheryl Wolfe for Breakfast with the CEO on Wednesday, April 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., at Salem Hospital, Building A, 7th floor conference room. Please RSVP to Mary Maberry, physician liaison, via email or at 503-561-3778.  
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