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Information technology aids VUMC’s COVID-19 response

Apr. 2, 2020—  by Paul Govern From eStar to Zoom, information technology is vital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s response to COVID-19. Teams from all three of VUMC’s information technology departments — Health IT, VUMC IT and Enterprise Cybersecurity — are supporting care of COVID-19 outpatients, preparing for large increases in hospital admissions, rapidly expanding telehealth capabilities...

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eStar Physician Builders develop creative workflows

Mar. 19, 2020—Through its eStar Physician Builders Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center supports physicians and other health care team members in devising new content and tools for VUMC’s health information technology system.

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VUMC information guru Evans retires with fanfare

Sep. 6, 2018—Information is the lifeblood of health care behemoths like Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Without a technically superb and user-friendly system that provides a rapid and reliable flow of data, clinical operations will grind to a halt.

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EpicLeap Go Live update

Nov. 2, 2017—After two years of planning and preparation through EpicLeap, thousands of individuals from across all areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) came together overnight to “Go Live” and launch eStar, the new computer system that will support the health system’s electronic health records, workflows for inpatient and outpatient care delivery, test ordering, billing and other hospital and clinic operations. Along the way, EpicLeap has already involved 18,000 employees who work in the Medical Center’s health system.

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Cybersecurity Alert-Ransomware Attack

May. 15, 2017—Last Friday, a global “ransomware” cyberattack was launched that has now reached computers in 150 countries, including the U.S. The cyberattack continues to present an ongoing threat for computers and systems that have not yet been protected. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to files on...

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Phishers target Medical Center employees via fake salary increase emails

Jul. 14, 2016—VUMC IT Security Operations has detected a targeted attack against VUMC users. Phishers continue to target Medical Center employees with information pertaining to salary increases. Subject lines of these emails usually include verbiage resembling “Payroll Increase,” “Salary Documents,” or “Your New Paycheck.” Below is an example of a fraudulent email: Hello, We assessed the 2016...

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Temporary hold begins Friday on IT systems changes

Apr. 13, 2016—As the date nears for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to transition to separate legal and financial entities, institutional leaders are requesting that all university and Medical Center departments place a moratorium on systems changes within the information technology environment surrounding the period of legal close.

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Evans’ health care IT efforts recognized

Oct. 23, 2014—Nancy Evans, chief information officer, VUMC Hospitals and Clinics, is among an inaugural group of five women selected for Health Data Management magazine’s new Women in Healthcare IT “recognition program.” The magazine’s editors selected five honorees based on a review of nominations solicited from readers. Stories about Evans and all the others will appear in...

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Concur opens Tuesday for most employee reimbursements

Mar. 5, 2014—Concur, the online expense system, opens Tuesday for most types of employee reimbursements. The expense system will be disabled on Monday, but travel arrangements may still be made.

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Concur open for most employee reimbursements on March 11

Feb. 26, 2014—The new expense reporting system, Concur, will accept most employee reimbursements as of March 11.

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Concur no longer just for travel expenses

Jan. 31, 2014—Later this winter, employees will be able to use Concur for any type of employee reimbursement for business-related expenses, not just travel.

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New IT platform for medical learning management debuts

Jan. 23, 2014—Recent sweeping changes to undergraduate medical education at Vanderbilt are intended to produce physicians who are better attuned to teamwork and more accustomed to leading teams to improve clinical outcomes, quality and patient safety.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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