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Mize named Chief Medical Information Officer

Feb. 14, 2023—As the newly named chief medical information officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dara Mize, MD, MS, assumes a critical role for the health system.

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New radiology order priority options go live in January 2023

Nov. 29, 2022—The radiology order entry system in eStar will be updated to allow providers to choose from four options — based on a patient’s medical needs — when requesting studies for hospitalized and emergency department patients. The update is scheduled to go live on Jan. 11, 2023.

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eStar Update: Telehealth visits move to Epic Telehealth Nov. 30

Nov. 18, 2022—  Why: The move to Epic Telehealth will improve the telehealth experience for both the patient and the clinician. They will no longer have to download a separate application and the integration with Epic will improve functionality with a more seamless workflow.   What:   Telehealth visits will now use Epic Telehealth.  VUMC will no...

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eStar Update: outside medical records now show banner

Nov. 15, 2022—  Why: Promote visibility of newly scanned Outside Medical Records to ensure pertinent medical information is reviewed What: Adding an inpatient ‘Patient has New Scanned Outside Medical Records’ banner to the ‘Provider Clinical Overview Report’ for Outside Medical Records When: November 16, 2022 Who: All inpatient clinicians Details: Any admitted patient with a newly scanned...

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Significant In Basket and scheduling changes coming with eStar update Sept. 11

Aug. 19, 2022—eStar will be updated on Sept. 11 and will require a 2.5-hour downtime to ensure changes are applied. There will be significant changes coming to In Basket and scheduling tools. Please view the In Basket video resources located on the eStar Upgrades website and eStar 2022 Q3 Release In Basket Guide to the Galaxy to...

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Horst, Patterson receive Physician Builder Awards

Jun. 16, 2022—Sara Horst, MD, MPH, associate professor of Medicine, and Barron Patterson, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics, have received 2022 Physician Builder Awards.

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VUMC Clickbusters program helps reduce EHR alerts

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Clickbusters program is helping to stem alert fatigue associated with the Medical Center's clinical IT system.

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VUMC celebrates 20th anniversary of custom-built EHR

Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of StarPanel, the first fully integrated electronic health record (EHR) in use in a major health system and developed independent of a vendor.

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Policy on access to the electronic medical records of patients and employees updated

Nov. 22, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has updated its policy on “Authorization to Access Medical Records of Self and Others.”

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eStar Direct access to be available via virtual desktops beginning Nov. 18

Nov. 15, 2021—  Beginning the evening of Nov. 18, the eStar Direct icon will appear on virtual desktops throughout VUMC. After logging into a virtual desktop via VMWare, users will now see two options for accessing eStar: Legacy eStar Hyperspace icon New eStar Direct icon   The eStar Direct icon is the recommended way to access eStar,...

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Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital completes successful transition to new IT systems

Oct. 27, 2021—by Fehintola Olumide Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital (VBCH) in Shelbyville, Tennessee, recently transitioned its clinical and information technology (IT) systems to fully align with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The successful transition was due to the efforts from multiple teams across VUMC. The process began on Saturday, Sept. 25, when the former systems in VBCH were...

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IT transition a success at Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital

Sep. 8, 2021—Multiple teams from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently led a transition of the clinical and information technology (IT) systems at Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital.

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