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Apr30

MultiCare hospitals honored for stroke care

Only three hospitals in the South Sound – all of them with MultiCare Health System -- have been recognized for providing a high level of stroke care. MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital received the 2014 "Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.

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Jan24

Diagnosis-based Preference Lists will be eliminated on April 23

As part of the ICD-10 implementation in April 2014, diagnosis based preference lists will be going away. It was determined that with the vast number of codes associated with ICD-10, it would be nearly impossible to create and maintain accurate, user-friendly diagnosis based preference lists.
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Jan23

February Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education opportunities for February 2014. 
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Jan23

100th robotic-assisted surgery performed at MultiCare Auburn

The 100th robotic-assisted surgery at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center was completed this week on the hospital's new da Vinci Si Surgical System.
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Jan20

Cast your vote for Seattle Magazine's Top Docs

The nomination phase for Seattle magazine's 14th annual "Top Docs" ranking is now open. New this year for the peer-to-peer survey is ability for providers to nominate nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The magazine is also requesting nominations for their second annual community service award.
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Dec30

January Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education offerings for January 2014.
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Oct15

New Epic Haiku and Canto workflow modules available

The new Epic Haiku and Canto workflow modules for Apple iPhone or iPad devices are now available and ready for download.
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Oct8

Alternative documentation tools

Medical documentation is a critical piece of providing quality patient care. With ever-changing technology, documentation tools continue to evolve and improve — creating improved efficiencies and taking less time.
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Oct1

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) update

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since then, it has been monitored and an increase in incidence has occurred in the Middle East. There are now also two reported deaths in the United Kingdom and one in France and the characteristics of a hospital outbreak in Saudi Arabia are fully described in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Sep30

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services "2 midnight" rule change

As we prepare for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Inpatient Hospital Payment Policy 2 Midnight (MN) Rule to change on Oct. 1, 2013, we’d like to provide you information on how to satisfy the new CMS requirements for designating an inpatient hospital admission status.
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