Final Reminder: Renew Medical Licenses by September 30 September 24, 2020 | 2 min. to read The deadline to renew medical licenses and complete all CME requirements is a week away. NM offers several virtual CME classes that can help. NM to Stop Using Lead Aprons in X-Ray Exams September 24, 2020 | 2 min. to read Considered outdated, studies show that aprons could actually have negative effects. The change will improve patient care by helping to ensure no organs or body parts are hidden during exams. Peter Lee, MD, Performs NM’s First Endoscopic Discectomy September 24, 2020 | 2 min. to read By leveraging training in Germany and advanced imaging technology, Dr. Lee and the CDH Neurosurgery team are able to offer an advanced procedure never before performed at NM. LFH First in State to Offer Needle-Free Blood Draws September 24, 2020 | 2 min. to read The PIVO device enables high-quality blood collection through existing IV lines, reducing the need for additional needle sticks during an inpatient stay. Quarterly CPR Training Program Pilot is Underway September 24, 2020 | 1 min. to read Instead of classroom training every two years, more than 400 staff members at Marianjoy will receive quarterly CPR training through the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Program.
BCVI at CDH Completes 200th TAVR July 28, 2020 | 4 min. to read Led by RMG Interventional Cardiologist Imran Ahmad, MD, and West Region Chief of Cardiac Surgery Gyu Gang, MD, the TAVR team achieves another major milestone, with zero in-hospital mortalities, as advanced heart care expands in the West Region.
Northwestern Medicine Among America’s Best Hospitals July 28, 2020 | 4 min. to read NM hospitals have again achieved regional, state and national recognition in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, with NMH achieving No. 1 in Illinois for the ninth straight year.
Renew Your License Now July 28, 2020 | 2 min. to read The automatic extension ends September 30, and you also have until that same date to complete CME requirements.
COVID-19 Clinical Insights Panel Q&A May 28, 2020 | 4 min. to read The third COVID-19 Clinical Insights Panel open to all NM physicians was held on May 7. Included here are answers to several of the questions your colleagues asked.
New Physician Well-Being Site Now Available May 28, 2020 | 3 min. to read A new site offers systemwide physician well-being resources to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Also, a physician who recovered from COVID-19 uses his experience to help others.
Universal Masking Guidelines May 28, 2020 | 1 min. to read As reactivation in NM facilities progresses, and more physicians and employees are onsite, it is increasingly important to follow universal masking guidelines.
Vocera Use for COVID-19 Communications April 17, 2020 | 1 min. to read Physicians, APPs and residents find Vocera to be an effective tool for communication during the COVID-19 crisis. View a new video tutorial.
COVID-19: New Procedures for Caring for Hospitalized Patients March 24, 2020 | 2 min. to read In an effort to protect our physicians, avoid unnecessary risk to patients, support physical distancing and preserve stocks of PPE, Northwestern Medicine has enacted new procedures for all physicians and APPs who care for hospitalized patients.
License Renewal Temporarily Extended March 24, 2020 | 2 min. to read Providers with licenses that have a renewal date between March 1 and July 31 have been granted an extension through September 30. Also read about opioid CME opportunities.
Redesigned Physician Profiles Now Live on nm.org January 23, 2020 | 1 min. to read Physician and NM leadership are working to optimize the Doctor search functionality on nm.org, including a redesign of the physician profile page that went live in November.
Vaping-Related Lung Injury: What Physicians Need to Know November 19, 2019 | 6 min. to read Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine specialists G.R. Scott Budinger, MD; Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS; and Anne R. Levenson, MD, discuss current knowledge about the illness and recommendations for patient education.
September 2019 On the Front Lines in El Paso and Dayton September 17, 2019 | 9 min. to read On the same day, in different cities, two Northwestern Medicine Surgical Critical Care fellowship graduates put their training to work, saving lives in an experience they will never forget. Here, they recount the events of August 4 and share what they learned.
New Illinois Licensing Requirements September 17, 2019 | 1 min. to read The state now requires at least one hour of sexual harassment prevention training for all professions that have continuing education requirements.
NM Launches Healthcare Performance Data on NM.org September 17, 2019 | 2 min. to read The new Quality Care at Northwestern Medicine page provides expanded public-facing performance measures for Northwestern Medicine hospitals and medical groups.
Physician Burnout: Organizations Must Change July 23, 2019 | 4 min. to read Stanford Medicine Chief Wellness Officer Tait Shanafelt, MD, shared the latest research and interventions during Northwestern Medicine Physician Wellness 2019.
Secure Data on USBs in Case of Loss or Theft July 23, 2019 | 1 min. to read Starting next week, USB storage devices that are plugged into Northwestern Medicine-owned computers will require encryption and password protection.
Physician-Led Stroke Council Driving Change May 28, 2019 | 6 min. to read As part of the Integrated Stroke Executive Council, physicians from all regions of the health system are leading more than a dozen initiatives to integrate multiple areas of stroke care across Northwestern Medicine.
Favorite Epic Tips to Improve Efficiency May 28, 2019 | 2 min. to read Instead of hunting and pecking through a patient chart, review these tips and tricks from the Health Informatics team to help you more easily navigate Epic.
Differences in Healthcare Outcomes in Illinois May 28, 2019 | 3 min. to read Health outcomes in the 2019 Illinois Report of the County Health Rankings & Roadmap represent measures of how long people live in the state and how healthy they feel.
Save the Date for Physician Wellness 2019 on May 22 On Wednesday, May 22, Northwestern Medicine will be hosting Physician Wellness 2019, featuring two special presentations from Stanford Medicine Chief Wellness Officer Tait Shanafelt, MD. Both presentations will be streamed live to all regions so all Northwestern Medicine physicians will have an opportunity to participate in this special event.
Enhance Recovery Pathway Update March 19, 2019 | 3 min. to read New systemwide ERPs for colorectal services have resulted in significant reductions in length of stay and readmissions, producing a savings of nearly $900,000 for the health system. ERPs for eight additional services are now in development.
Vocera App Launches January 28 to Offer Secure Texting for Providers January 22, 2019 | 1 min. to read The new Vocera Collaboration Suite will allow providers to securely communicate and collaborate in real-time using personal mobile devices. Designed to improve collaboration across all regions, the new platform features a searchable directory, secure texting on and off Northwestern Medicine campuses, secure communication of personal health information, the ability to view physician availability and create a favorites contact list, message forwarding, and image attachment capabilities.
From Translation to Transplant January 22, 2019 | 4 min. to read Since its launch in 2006, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Hispanic Transplant Program – the first of its kind in the U.S. – has dramatically increased access to liver, kidney and pancreas transplants for this high-risk population.
Flu Cases On the RiseNMI log-in required January 22, 2019 | 1 min. to read Influenza rates are climbing with more than 200 cases recently reported across the health system. View rates in each region on NM Interactive.
MyNM Mobile App Now Available January 22, 2019 | 1 min. to read Download the app for personal use and to help you discuss the new offering with patients, which allows them to view test results, receive messages, find a physician and more.
NMHC and Centegra: Putting Patients First November 5, 2018 | 2 min. to read The affiliation with Centegra Health System will allow Northwestern Medicine to expand into the far northwestern suburbs, and increase access to 10 hospitals and more than 150 locations.
Post-Acute Care Preferred Provider Network Launches November 5, 2018 | 2 min. to read The new network offers 84 healthcare partners recommended by Northwestern Medicine, including home health, hospice providers, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term acute-care facilities.
Symposium Celebrates Women in Medicine November 5, 2018 | 2 min. to read The inaugural Women in Medicine Symposium brought together physicians, scientists, faculty and students to highlight achievements and to identify challenges in career development.
NMH Signs Agreement with United Arab Emirates September 30, 2018 | 2 min. to read Northwestern Memorial Hospital joins a select network of leading U.S. hospitals, including Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Cleveland Clinic, that will provide specialized care to UAE citizens.