Gaye Smith

Sondra Hornsey named as VUMC’s Chief Privacy Officer

Sondra Hornsey, MSEd, CHPC, Interim Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Hospital, has been named as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Chief Privacy Officer. She will join VUMC on Dec. 4.

Five Pillar Award recipient Gaye Smith on meetings, respect and one of her proudest accomplishments in 19 years at VUMC

“Respecting every human is essential to being a good human and a good manager.”

Reminder: access to patient information monitored

Reminder: access to patient information monitored

Unauthorized use of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) clinical databases — Epic, Medipac or Star Panel — to check on the health status of fellow employees or to peer into the medical records of other individuals not under their care, can result in progressive discipline.

Effort to enhance documentation, coding gains focus

Documentation in the health care world is the fundamental communication method for clinicians in regard to their patients’ care.

Leadership moves bolster patient access experience

Health care service and access are at the crux of new Vanderbilt University Medical Center leadership appointments.