July.20 326.2006 THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL " UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER CENTER e X press Approximately 40 peo- ple, most of them inter- nal candidates, have now been hired for the team that will help design, build, test and do training for Phase I of The University of Kansas Hospital 9s enterprise-wide advanced clinical informa- tion system, known as O 2 for cOptimal Outcomes. d To implement O 2 , the hospital will partner with Epic Systems Corporation. Epic has 27 years of experi- ence developing advanced clinical information systems for many of the nation 9s top academic medical centers. Members of the O 2 Team arecompleting several days of certification training at Epic 9s headquarters in Madison, Wis.
The certification process consists of two general train- ing modules, followed by training on specific applica- tions that each team member will work on during the proj- ect. Tobecome certified in a particular application, team members complete several written tests and project work. This training and certification phase will continue through early October 2006.
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and building our O 2 applications, d said Doug Erich, O 2 co-director. cBy investing time into plan- ning and preparation, we 9ve laid the groundwork to help make this project a success and to positively impact the safety and quality of patient care at our organization. d O 2 team members have relocated to offices on the second floor of 5799 Broadmoor in Mission, Kan., where the hospital has leased space. In the coming weeks, the O 2 team will be forming advisory teams for the sys- tem 9s various applications.<br><br> The teams consist of users from throughout the organ- ization, including front-line staff, physicians and leader- ship. Advisory groups will provide direction and work closely with the O 2 imple- mentation teams to design and build the various O 2 applications. Over the next few weeks, several more Epic training opportunities are also being scheduled.<br><br> Greg Ator, MD, hospital chief medical infor- mation officer, will join members of the hospital executive team for a day of training in Madison in late August, followed by a similar two-day training session for a group of physicians. Finally, an organization- wide kickoff of O 2 is being planned for Sept. 6 and 7.<br><br> Representatives from Epic will be on campus during that time to give all physi- cians, hospital staff and other campus staff the opportunity to view demon- strations of the new system. O 2 Team GROWS , Begins Training Trauma Center Prepares for Site Visit The University of Kansas Hospital 9s Level I Trauma Center is preparing for an on-site reverification visit from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) July 24-25. The ACS conducts reveri- fication visits every three years to confirm that trauma patients are receiv- ing the standard of care established by the college 9s Committee on Trauma and to assure that certified trauma centers are meeting the criteria to maintain a Level I, II or III designation.<br><br> During the visit, two ACS surveyors will review the hospital 9s trauma program, focusing on the impact that performance improvement, research activities, commu- nity outreach, education efforts and injury preven- tion programs have on trauma patients. Surveyors will also tour trauma facilities, review equipment and documenta- tion, interview staff mem- bers and assess patient safety. They evaluate the program 9s strengths and continued on page 2, column 1 weaknesses and set goals for improvement to help trauma programs provide the best care possible.<br><br> Trauma staff members and surgeons have played a key role in preparing for the on- site visit. Staff include Liz Carlton, RN, MSN, CCRN, trauma program manager; Terry Broadbent, RN, MSN, ARNP, trauma case manager; Jessica McDonnell, RN, BSN, trauma case manager; Maria-Luisa Weeg, RN, BSN, trauma orthopedic case man- ager; Lynn Farrell, RN, BSN, trauma PI coordinator; Suzanne Porras, RN, AND, trauma burn research coordi- nator; Alvina Fant BA, BSW, trauma registrar; Kyndal McMillian, office specialist/ trauma registrar; and Luke Thepthepha, office specialist. Trauma surgeons include Michael Moncure, MD, Carla Braxton, MD, and Kahdi Udobi, MD.<br><br> Level I designation is the highest designation any trauma program can achieve. The hospital is one of only 79 ACS Level I Verified Trauma Centers in the United States. Heart Walk Update Campus teams raised a total of $84,160 for the 2006 Kansas City Heart Walk, placing The University of Kansas Hospital team third among local corporate participants.<br><br> A total of 889 campus walkers registered for the event, which took place June 10 at Theis Park. Top 10 Fundraising Teams: " Mid-America Cardiology: $13,667 " Clinical Labs: $9,160 " Patient Financial Services: $8,705 " Hospital Human Resources: $6,917 " Marketing: $3,788 " Design, Construction and Renovation: $3,060 " Medical Records: $3,022 " Neurology (KU Brain Savers): $2,786 " Organizational Improvement: $2,657 " Central Transport: $2,281 Top 10 Individual Fundraisers: " Louise McClelland, Patient Financial Services: $3,277 " Ann Blythe, Design, Construction and Renovation: $3,060 " Denise Sessler, Patient Financial Services: $1,846 " Shirley Weber, Clinical Labs: $1,800 " Dwight Kasperbauer, vice president, Operations Support, and chief human resource executive: $1,584 " Lisa Ward, Hospital Human Resources: $1,550 " Beverly Waltrip, Medical Records: $1,047 " Sheryl Ewert, Hospital Human Resources: $1,000 " Tamela Carter, Health System Contracting and Purchasing: $890 " Janice Sandt, Neurology: $865 continued from page 1 e X posure In celebration of its 100-year anniversary, The University of Kansas Hospital treated employees and staff members to an old-fashioned ice cream social July 12. The event gave hospital leaders the opportunity to say cthank you d to employees for their contributions to high-quality patient care and to mark an important milestone in the hospital 9s history.<br><br> Pictured serving ice cream are Rick Couldry, RPh, director of Pharmacy; Bob Page, hospital senior vice president and chief operating officer; Tammy Peterman, RN, MSN, senior vice president and chief nurse exec- utive; Tracy Rasmussen, chief executive officer, Mid-America Cardiology; and Lynn Dreier, chief operating officer, Mid-America Cardiology. School Supply Drive Reminder KU Medical Center is sponsoring its annual school supply drive July 10-Aug. 2.<br><br> Donations will be collected for Cross-Lines Cooperative Council, an agency that helps more than 1,700 Wyandotte County children go back to school with a full backpack each year. Collection bins are located on the first floor of Murphy Hall and outside the cafeteria. School supplies most needed include large pencils and regular #2 pencils, Crayola crayons (boxes of 8 or 24), Crayola markers (boxes of 8), colored pencils, highlighters, ball point pens, notebook paper, Elmers 9 School Glue (4 oz.), Fiskar scissors, plastic school boxes, glue sticks, erasers, boxes of tissues, rulers, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders and dividers, pocket folders and backpacks.<br><br> For more information, contact Sara Hines, Alumni and Community Relations, at 8-1255, or visit www.cross-lines.org. Friday, July 21 NEUROLOGY/NEUROSURGERY Grand Rounds: cStroke Clinical Trials and Guideline Update, d Oscar Benavente, MD, 7-9 a.m., Lied Auditorium. Tuesday, July 25 CLINICAL RESEARCH Lecture Series: cPutting It All Together: How I Got My Research Off the Ground at KUMC, d Jeff Burns, MD, noon-1 p.m., Orr-Major 1014.<br><br> DIABETES SUPPORT Group: cKeeping Your Diabetes Under Control in the Hospital: What You Need to Know, d Bonnie Cutler, RN, CNS, CDE, 1-2 p.m., Internal Medicine Classroom 1107. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 26 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Special Presentations: cInfrared Imaging of Bone Quality in Osteoporosis d and cInsights into the Mechanism of Biologic Calcification: Effects of Matrix Protein Modification, d Adele Boskey, PhD, 8 a.m.<br><br> and 9 a.m., Clendening Auditorium. Refreshments will be served between the two pre- sentations at 8:45 a.m. LANDON CENTER on Aging Brown Bag Lunch Series: cLiving a Life That Matters: Moment by Moment, Day by Day, d Carol McAdoo, noon-1 p.m., Landon Center, Room 200.<br><br> To reg- ister, call Matt Chandler at 8-3094. Thursday, July 27 ESTATE PLANNING Seminar: cUnderstanding the Basics, d Steven C. Willman, JD, Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., School of Nursing 4024 Varnes.<br><br> Free to KU physicians, faculty, staff and their spouses; includes lunch. For reservations, contact Vikkie Wiese at email@example.com or 8-5229. e X tracurricular Please send news, classified ads and calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Laura Coffey at 8-0446.<br><br> Items must be received by noon on the Thursday prior to publication. cRace for the Cure d Set Staff members and stu- dents from The University of Kansas Hospital and KU Medical Center are invited to participate in the 12th annual cRace for the Cure d benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.<br><br> The event, which includes a 5K run/walk and a one- mile fun walk, will take place at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo. Entry fees are $25, and par- ticipants may register online or by picking up entry forms at the following locations: " Radiation Oncology, ground floor, Delp Pavilion " Breast Center, Hospital lobby " Breast Cancer Prevention Center, Hospital 1347 " Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute, Robinson 5002 " KU MedWest Breast Center, second floor " Kirmayer Fitness Center " KUMC Bookstore " Murphy 1024 and 1028 To join the campus effort, participants should choose the cTeam Registration d option and then select cThe University of Kansas Hospital/The University of Kansas Cancer Center d team option.<br><br> Paper entry forms should be completed and postmarked by July 25. Participants who register online at www.kckomen.org will receive a $5 discount. Online registration must be completed by July 31.<br><br> Each campus team member will receive a team T-shirt to wear on race day, as well as a cRace for the Cure d T-shirt. Team race packets and T-shirts will be available for pickup from 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the Wyandotte Room or on race day at the campus table in the north parking lot of Union Station.<br><br> Information Security Update: Protect Mobile Devices Recent losses of sensitive information nationwide have highlighted the need to protect electronic information 3 especially information stored on handheld devices, laptops and memory sticks. cWe are all responsible for the information entrusted to us, d said Bob Spaniol, RN, PhD, director, HIPAA Commitment. cNo one wants to have to pay for a lost computer, but the cost of lost data is much greater. d Campus staff may store sensitive information on mobile devices only when the storage is approved by policy, or by university or hospital management.<br><br> Sensitive information includes, but is not lim- ited to, identifiable health information, social security numbers, pri- vate employee and student information, and credit card numbers. Password protection, virus protection and encryption help safe- guard information from being compromised. However, to ensure that mobile devices are physically secure, users should keep them in their possession at all times and not share them with others.<br><br> If a device containing sensitive information is lost, notify the hospital Help Desk (8-4894) or the university Help Desk (8-7995) immediately and file a security incident report. In addition to the loss or theft of a device, users should also report: " Loss or theft of information " Compromise of a password " Suspected intrusion into your computer " Symptoms of a computer virus attack " Program or system inaccessibility For more information about mobile device security, contact Irwin Weinberg at 8-2893 (hospital) or Sherry Callahan at 8-0966 (uni- versity). Detailed hospital policies are available at intranet.kumed.com, and detailed university policies are available at www2.kumc.edu/ir/security.<br><br> e X change Automotive 2004.5 VOLVO S40 2.4i, auto- matic, 15K miles, silver metallic, leather interior, sunroof, 6-disc CD changer, premium sound system, power locks/windows/mirrors/dri- ver 9s seat, heated seats, dual-zone climate control, remaining factory warranty (6 years/100K miles). 913-226-5941. For Sale HOME, Piper area (Canaan Woods), 4 BR, 2-story, fourth BR located on first floor (can be mother-in-law 9s suite/library/ office), 4 1 / 2 BA, 3-car garage, 2 fireplaces, walk-out finished basement, many other extras, $299,950.<br><br> 913-721-2187 or 913-206-1668. SWEET 4 BR Cape Cod-style home, 2 BA, nearly 2 acres, 2-car garage, 12' x 24' Tuff Shed, little piece of paradise, located 7 miles north of Smithville Lake/golf course, $153,000. 816-370- 2332 or 614-596-7120.<br><br> GAS STOVE, black/stainless steel, 4 years old, $75. 913-593-8163. MOVING SALE: executive desk, table tennis table, upright piano, computer table, sofas, end tables, dressers, dining tables, many other items, make offers.<br><br> 913-721-2187 or 913-206-1668. HOUSE, 3825 Meadow Lane, KCMO, 4 BR, 2 BA, swimming pool, $110,000. 816-763-6096.<br><br> 50" HITACHI big-screen televi- sion, high definition, 2 years old, like new, $1,200. 816-931-3847. A-FRAME CABIN, Truman Lake, Grand Arm, 1 / 2 mile from launch pad, 2 1 / 2 lots plus 2 adjoining wooded lots, 2 BR, 1 BA, com- pletely furnished, 12' x 30' detached metal garage, $75,000.<br><br> 816-224-9612. HOUSE near 47th and Mission Rd., 2801 S. 9th St., KCK, 3 BR, 1 1 / 2 BA, FR, basement, carport, fenced area for pet, $105,000.<br><br> 913-722-6054. CAPE COD home, move-in ready, 4 BR, 2 BA, 2-car garage, large fenced corner lot, hardwood floors, finished basement, near I-435/169 Hwy./152 Hwy./airport, 20 min- utes from KUMC. 816-734-1903.<br><br> HOUSE, 3026 N. 54th St., KCK, 2 BR, 1 BA, half-acre, single-car garage, storage shed, large shaded deck, 10 minutes from KUMC, across the street from private/pub- lic schools. 913-596-2676.<br><br> WHITE WESTINGHOUSE washer, Whirlpool dryer, $75 each, $125/pair; aluminum treadplate Delta truck box, full-size, $150; Panasonic microwave, $25; Xerox Workcentre M940, runs on Windows 998, $25. 913-499-6003. NEEDLEPOINT, embroidery packets, British knitting patterns, brand new, buy for half price.<br><br> 816-769-5751 after 5 p.m. or Saturdays. HOUSE in Blue Springs, 3 BR, 2 1 / 2 BA, walk-out basement, big backyard with new fence, 2-car garage, newly redecorated throughout, great neighborhood, $164,950.<br><br> 816-224-2243. 6 MATCHING dining chairs, refin- ished, newly upholstered, $25 each or $125/set. 816-363-7704.<br><br> 2 PROPANE TANKS for gas grills, new/filled, paid $50 each, asking $75/both. 816-452-5903. HELDOR SPA, indoor/outdoor, new pump/cover, redwood skirt, used indoors winter months only, excellent condition, $2,250 OBO.<br><br> 913-362-7349. GAS WASHER/dryer, both work well, $100/pair, $125 for delivery. 913-961-3248.<br><br> HOUSE, 4304 Fisher, 3 BR, 1 1 / 2 BA, finished attic, new elec- trical work/plumbing/heating/ air/roof and more, refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer, dishwasher, $134,500. 913-262-1958. HOUSE, 4305 Fisher, 2 BR, 1 BA, updated electrical work/plumb- ing/roof/heating/air and more, refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer, buy for $92,500, lease for $750/month.<br><br> 913-262-1958. For Rent HOUSE, 2901 W. 43rd Ave., KCK, near KUMC, 2 BR, 1 BA, LR, DR, kitchen, big front yard, paved driveway, stone walkway, $600/month.<br><br> 913-907-9138. FABULOUS FAIRWAY home, 6034 Mission Rd., 3 BR, 1 1 / 2 BA, totally remodeled, $995/month. 913-579-5556.<br><br> HOUSE near KUMC, 2407 W. 49th Terr., Westwood, Kan., 2 blocks west of Rainbow, 3 BR, 2 BA, large FR, quiet neighborhood, $1,450/month. 816-213-4224.<br><br> Wanted HIGH CHAIR in good condition, newer model, Fisher-Price, Graco or Evenflo brand name. 785-979-1594. RELIABLE PERSON to watch child after school, occasional nights in exchange for rent-free boarding.<br><br> 913-766-3406. Instructor Earns NKF Honor Melinda Krautmann, MS, RN, clinical instruc- tor at the KU School of Nursing and outreach coordi- nator for the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County, has received an award from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Kansas and Western Missouri for her exceptional volunteer service. Krautmann received the award at the organization 9s annual meeting and volunteer awards banquet June 14.<br><br> The distinction recognizes her sig- nificant role in connecting the NKF with faith commu- nity nurses and lay health workers who collaborate with the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County for the WyCare project. WyCare is a federally funded project with a mis- sion to improve health care for the under- or uninsured in Wyandotte County. eXtra: For more information, visit www.kumc.edu.<br><br> Where to send ads Send or bring your ad, 30 words or less, to 2330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Suite E302, Westwood, KS 66205-2005, fax to 8-0241, or e-mail email@example.com by noon Thursday of the week before it is to run. Ads run free of charge for employees, students and volunteers. All ads must include the advertiser 9s name and work extension (or student box number) for verification.<br><br> Only home phone numbers 3 no pager numbers or work extensions 3 will be published. Please include area code. No ads for commercial services or pets for sale will be accepted.<br><br> Ads will not be taken by telephone. Ads may be held a week if space is limited. CENTER e X press Irene M.<br><br> Cumming President and CEO The University of Kansas Hospital Barbara Atkinson, MD Executive Vice Chancellor University of Kansas Medical Center Staff Laura Coffey, Editor Carolen Collins, Internal Communications Manager Kirk Buster, Graphic Designer Jan Lewis, Editorial Manager Mary King, Communications Services Director Center Express is a weekly employee publication published by The University of Kansas Hospital 9s Communications Services Department. Send story ideas to Laura Coffey, 2330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Suite E302, Westwood, KS 66205, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8-0446. <br><br>