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eDocTalk newsletter for Legacy physicians

September 2016

Even leaders can feel burned out

I took two weeks off this summer. During that time, I dropped my son off to start PT school at Washington University, I had the best pie ever in Kansas, and I came back from vacation refreshed — with the realization I left here feeling a little burned out. Read more>>

Joint Commission says Legacy physicians must take action on medication orders

Recent Joint Commission findings around medication orders for range, titration and duplicate prn orders for the same indication mean immediate changes around how these are written. Read more>>

Legacy Portal offers one-stop access to clinical apps and news

The new, easily-accessible Legacy Portal is available exclusively to medical staff members. Take a few minutes to check it out, learn about the features and tell us what you think. Read more>>

Wellness survey results emphasize your interest in working smarter, not harder

Physician feedback from the recent wellness survey will help focus efforts to improve wellness and reduce burnout. To find out key themes voiced by Legacy medical staff members, read more>>

Violation of EMTALA rules carries significant consequences

All hospitals are required to follow CMS rules under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Legacy has developed a quick reference guide and other educational resources as a reminder about hospital — and physician — responsibilities under this law. Read more>>

Legacy partnership with PacificSource is official

With Legacy’s continued growth comes another milestone: our partnership with PacificSource Health Plans is official. This partnership furthers Legacy’s goal of providing better care, better cost and better health for our community — and a new health plan administrator for Legacy employees. Read more>>

Order the best imaging test in Epic

Following the recommendation of the Legacy Imaging Council, ACR Select is coming this month to help providers determine the optimal imaging studies for patients, factoring in cost and relative radiation exposure. To learn how it’s being implemented, read more>>

Muller and Farrell assume new vice president roles for Legacy

Lori Farrell, M.D., is Legacy’s new clinical vice president for primary care. She assumes the role previously held by Melinda Muller, M.D., who is now clinical vice president of care transformation. Their leadership experience and advocacy for patients make them natural fits for their positions. Read more>>

Fall CME conferences target the latest and greatest treatment options

Upcoming educational conferences focus on current ophthalmology topics, basics of eye care, excellence in breast and gynecologic care, and discussion of obesity. Read more>>

Nominate your peers for annual "Top Docs + Nurses" issue

Every year, Portland Monthly issues its "Top Docs + Nurses" issue, based on peer nominations. From now until Sep. 23, take a few minutes to nominate your Legacy peers. Read more>>

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