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eDocTalk newsletter for Legacy physicians

May 2013

From Lewis Low, M.D.: On Fleet Week, sequestration and creative solutions 

As an ex-Army guy, I’m always curious about news regarding the military. As information about the sequestration has been released, I’ve noticed some of the local effects. Like on Fleet Week. Read more>>

Provider practices hit with 2 percent cut

With Congress failing to reach a deficit reduction agreement, the sequestration process has kicked in and Medicare provider and insurer payments have been cut by 2 percent as of April 1. Read more>>

"…everyone (in Mass General anesthesiology) got pages that we were on a crisis alert…"

David Frazer, M.D., was on the scene in Boston after the bombings there. A former Legacy intern, he recounted his experience to Legacy’s Megan Turnell. Read more>>

What’s a CCO and why are they needed?

What is the reason for Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs)? What  is Health Share of Oregon? What is the Health Commons Grant? What are the major issues facing Health Share of Oregon? Read answers to these and more related questions. Read more>>

Do you practice these three habits to protect your patients?

Legacy is beginning a new approach to hand hygiene. Rather than passive observation, the goal is to actively ensure adherence.  Do you practice these three important habits? Read more>>

Legacy Health adds westside presence

Legacy Medical Group–Cornell and Legacy Medical–Forest Heights are both open for new and referred patients.  Read more>>

New for you: Synonyms make Epic ordering easier

New synonyms for IV fluids and electrolyte supplements make Epic ordering easier. Read more>>

Tech notes: Avoid delays and surprises—change your password now

Have you changed to a “strong” password? Avoid potential delays in accessing your computer, the Legacy network or Epic.  Read more>>

Items of note for physicians

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Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Postgraduate Course, May 30-31
Should surgeons remove Fallopian tubes?
10th Annual Oregon Cardiovascular Symposium, June 8-9

Just one question: What would it take for you to wash your hands?

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