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Transition from Microsoft Skype for Business Voice to Teams Voice underway

Nov. 10, 2023—In early August, VUMC IT began migrating employees from Microsoft Skype for Business Voice to Teams Voice for telephony services. Upon completion of the migration, employees will use Microsoft Teams to make and receive all calls. The migration process will take place in waves through fall of 2024 and is segmented by department. Prior to your migration, you will...

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Thanksgiving parking and shuttle information is here

Nov. 10, 2023—Staff working on the Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day holiday and the Friday following should continue to park in assigned areas, with the exception of N Lot and Lot 127 parkers. Due to limited shuttle service, those who park in these lots should park in the South Garage on levels 5-7, in the 25th Avenue Garage,...

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VUMC Veterans Day celebration offers thanks, memories

Nov. 10, 2023—Photos by Donn Jones Retired Air Force Brigadier General Eden Murrie, above, the Chief Executive Officer of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, was the featured speaker at VUMC’s Veterans Day celebration, held Nov. 9 in Light Hall with virtual attendees as well. Also in conjunction with observance of Veterans Day, a collection of World War II...

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Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28; “Give Patients More Tuesdays” campaign benefits Vanderbilt Health

Nov. 9, 2023—On Nov. 28, you can be a part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity. All donations made will help Give Patients More Tuesdays and support the care that takes place at Vanderbilt Health. Visit the link for more information.[DEV]&utm_content=MYVUMC&c_src=M24BD&c_src2=COMMS_MYVUMC

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Vanderbilt and Duke awarded Moore Foundation Grant to improve oversight of AI technology in health care systems

Nov. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke University School of Medicine have been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for the project “Measuring Artificial Intelligence (AI) Maturity in Healthcare Organizations.”

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Flu season starting late but expected to increase for the holidays

Nov. 8, 2023—The current flu season has started later and more gradually than last year although cases are expected to begin increasing in November before falling off in March.

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New Durable Medical Equipment order for feeding tube supplies implemented

Nov. 7, 2023—There is now a new Durable Medical Equipment (DME) order named “Tube Feeding Supplies.” Clinicians should begin transitioning to this new order rather than the G-tube Supplies order, which will be retired later, pending communication to various users. The new order contains the same information as the G-tube DME order and contains fields for information...

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Vanderbilt hospitals land high Leapfrog safety grades

Nov. 7, 2023—Three Vanderbilt hospitals have been recognized by the Leapfrog group as among the safest in the United States. Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital (VBH) and Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) all received a fall 2023 safety grade of “A.”

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VUMC in the news, Nov. 7, 2023

Nov. 3, 2023—William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, continues to be one of the most in-demand sources about infectious disease in the news. Among the news outlets he has spoken to recently: Consumer Reports, The Washington Post (“Salmonella outbreak sickens over 70 people; here’s how to protect yourself”), Medscape, and Verywell Health. The CDC is featuring a blog post...

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Panel discussion on firearms regulation allows chance for direct communication

Nov. 3, 2023—A VUMC panel discussion with members of the General Assembly and advocates for additional firearm regulation was held Nov. 1. The Office of Government and Community Affairs organized this event to allow VUMC faculty and staff to hear directly from state lawmakers and advocacy leaders participating in the legislative process. Above, Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC,...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center receives DOD grant to study telehealth deployment across rural areas of Tennessee

Nov. 3, 2023—by Danny Bonvissuto Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one in 36 children. Despite evidence that it can be identified in the second year of life, and that early intervention can improve developmental outcomes, families in underserved and rural communities struggle with proximity to tertiary care diagnostic centers, low availability of specialists and long waitlists. Building...

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