PPE operational level continues to be GREEN/conventional: no more extended wear

Masking continues to be required in patient care areas.

Please review the PPE Hazard Assessment for COVID-19 (updated 4/6/22) for the appropriate PPE for patient care.

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Use Chrome or Edge internet browsers for Infor Requisition and Task Basket approvals

April 21st, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

For any staff who review and approve items through Infor Requisition Center, please use Chrome or Edge internet browsers for any requisition approvals. Some functions do not work in Internet Explorer and the appropriate actions will not be completed when in that browser. If Internet Explorer is your default browser, please copy and paste the link from your email and paste into Chrome or Edge. You can also open Infor in a supported browser and access your Task Basket through …

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New Solution for Phishing Alarms

April 17th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Cyber-attacks and data breaches are an ever-growing threat worldwide and have increased by more than 600% since the onset of COVID-19.  Email phishing schemes are one way in which these crimes may begin. HIT is continuously looking at solutions to detect and prevent attacks to ensure all our systems are secure. All ANTHC employees have a role in helping keep our electronic information safe and we frequently update and introduce tools to make it easier for you. One new solution …

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Security Alert: Increased Attacks

February 23rd, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

We are experiencing a surge in cyberattacks and malicious emails being sent to ANTHC employees. All employees should use extreme caution when checking email. Watch out for: An email requesting you reset your password and may include a link that asks for your username and password Requests to enter a username and/or password to view a document Emails from an external address that is unexpected have links or have attachments. Do not open these. Emails with “bad” email addresses (e.g., do …

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Significant IT security issues at ANTHC and beyond

December 16th, 2021 by Stewart Ferguson

National cybersecurity experts are encouraging immediate action to mitigate IT risks stemming from the “Log4j” vulnerability. At ANTHC, our HIT staff have been working tirelessly since it was first announced last week to protect our critical systems. This may result in periodic system downtimes, but we will keep our campus community updated for impacts to staff or patients as work continues during this dynamically changing situation. As individual users of potentially impacted systems, we also encourage all ANTHC staff to take …

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All hospital televisions moving to DISH Network effective Wednesday, Dec. 15

December 14th, 2021 by AV Support

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m., Facilities will be starting the process to transition all ANMC hospital televisions from GCI cable to DISH Network. For our inpatients, Facilities will work with Nursing staff to ensure no patients are disturbed. Facilities will need to briefly access all of rooms with a television to complete a short TV scan. All patients should continue to have TV access, other than a short time while the TV upgrades and moves over to the …

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Suspicious email Reminder

November 10th, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

This is a reminder to be cautious when opening emails. In addition, the holiday season is coming and attackers will also attempt phishing schemes through phone calls and texts. Be diligent and confirm who is asking for information before providing anything to prevent having your information compromised. Follow the same suggestions for texts that are recommended for email. Most phishing attacks are done through very sophisticated and targeted emails. Often times, they appear to come from a legitimate source but …

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Coming soon to ANTHC: SharePoint intranet upgrade

June 25th, 2021 by Amy Debruhl

At ANTHC, employees collaborate on a variety of work and information sharing to accomplish our goals and day-to-day tasks. Department and project SharePoint pages have been a key part of connecting us virtually across the campus. To further support staff and our employee intranet needs, ANTHC will soon be upgrading our SharePoint system to a newer version. If you manage a SharePoint page, the team working on this project may have already been in touch with you about the changes. …

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Patient Portal: Release of Clinical Notes to Patients update

March 23rd, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

On 3/31/2021 most clinical notes that are written in Cerner will be automatically released to the Patient Portal (MyHealth) immediately upon being signed. We will be releasing these notes in response to the upcoming deadline for the Information Blocking rule section of the 21st Century Cures Act, which requires healthcare facilities to make available immediately upon patient request electronic health information (EHI) in electronic health records. The patient portal has a bulletin displayed to patients that informs them of the plan …

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Campus update: Patient Portal- Releasing Provider, Nursing, PT, among other Notes to the Portal being released 3/31/21

March 17th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

Dear Colleagues, The go-live data for releasing clinical notes to the patient portal has been moved from 3/17/21 to 3/31/21. We have done this in light of recent clarifications regarding details of the Information Blocking rule. This will allow time to address concerns we have received from staff regarding patient privacy. Next week ANTHC Informatics will release an ANMC FAQ that will describe recommended workflows for various patient privacy concerns and provide more details on what you can expect to …

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Coming to PowerChart MARCH 3, 2021: New Demographics/Patient information page

February 24th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

The Patient Information content in PowerChart on the left hand menu (dark menu) will be upgraded to newer content on March 3, 2021. Example screenshot below shows the current format. This current page has a number of issues that has potential for incorrect information to be displayed. The newer platform supports newer content and workflows that will decrease any potential for misinformation displaying. Below is a screenshot of the newer view. Notice it uses the three-column display format allowing you …

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