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Medical Staff UpdateAnnual Mandatory Education
Annual Provider Training for all Medical Staff (Faculty, Advanced Practice Professionals, Residents, Fellows and Students) at Harris Health must be completed yearly in order to adhere with regulatory requirements. The annual training deadline is May 31, 2022.
The training curriculum is completed online via Harris Health’s Learning Management System (LMS), SABA. Please allow 2-3 hours to complete. New for 2022 is the option to complete this training from your mobile device.
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Individuals that do not meet the deadline will have their Epic inactivated, and they cannot provide any patient care at Harris Health including supervision of House Staff.
For more information on how to access the training, please contact: email@example.com
Medical Staff ServicesCheckout Process for Departing Faculty and Trainees
If you plan to leave Harris Health System, or graduate from a training program, you are required to complete the checkout process. This applies to all faculty and trainees, including house staff who will become faculty or transfer into another program within Harris Health System.
Infection Present at Time of Surgery (PATOS)Infection present at time of surgery (PATOS) is a required data element for reporting surgical site infections (SSIs) to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network. PATOS is the documented observation that infection was visualized during the operative procedure and at the same tissue level of subsequent SSI. PATOS SSIs are excluded from CDC calculations of SSI summary measures, the standardized infection ratios (SIRs), including the SSI SIRs used by CMS public reporting and payment programs. During recent infection drill-downs, PATOS documentation was identified as an opportunity for improvement. Here the Infection Prevention team highlights some tips for consideration.
Physician Efficiency TipsCreate a Result Note QuickActionIf you respond to Result messages with a routine response, create a Result Note QuickAction. For example, you can create a QuickAction that creates a note asking a nurse to call the patient, sends the note to the nurse pool, and removes the associated Results message from your In Basket.
Physician KudosBen Taub HospitalTranslated from Vietnamese, “I thank all the doctors, nurses and the staff at this hospital that took care of me, for a quick recovery. I hope you all will always have good health to help me and other patients who come to you. Especially Dr. Zaven who kindly got a chair and took the time to explain to me more, so that I could understand. He was respectful to me, thank you.”— BT 5A Med/Surgical Patient
Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital“My doctors were awesome, especially the main one, Dr. Richard Gordon. He kept me comfortable and kept checking on me and has helped me to get back my facial features. He is a great doctor and made me understand everything he was saying. Please tell him I said thanks again.”— LBJ Emergency Patient
Acres Home Health Center“Dr. Mahadevan has been my psychiatrist for over a year now, and his care and concern is off the charts. His awareness of my medical history, and knowing to let me talk through my thoughts, he understands. Doctors like this are just rare. He's done an excellent job. He's always been there and listened to me, giving me feedback when I need it. He reassures me by reaffirming me every time I say something, and I believe he's listening to every word I'm saying. Dr. Mahadevan, thank you very much for the outstanding work that you do!”— Acres Home Health Center
Thank you for your service!