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Announcements
Healthcare Benefits Changes
GE Centricity Training



Events
White Coat Ceremony
National Kidney Foundation Fundraisers
Hypertension Highlights – ASH 2015

Grand Rounds & Seminars

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We're in the News

July 23, 2015: Thomas T. Trojian, MD, professor of family, community and preventive medicine, authored an article for philly.com’s Sports Doc Blog about staying safe during exercise in the summer heat.

July 26, 2015: Daniel Taylor, DO, associate professor of pediatrics, authored a column for The Philadelphia Inquirer about a rare condition that causes zinc deficiencies in infants.

July 27, 2015: Annette Gadegbeku, MD, assistant professor of family, community and preventive medicine, was quoted in an AAFP News article about family medicine residency programs working to address childhood obesity.


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Changes to Employee Healthcare Benefits

Over the past year, Drexel University has convened a Healthcare Planning Committee to assess healthcare options and make recommendations for 2016 that would allow us to continue offering high-quality healthcare coverage for faculty and professional staff and their families at competitive prices.

Medical costs for 2016 and beyond are expected to rise by 5% to 11% in 2016 due to a combination of factors. To address the escalating costs, the Healthcare Planning Committee has proposed plan design changes and medical benefits rate increases for 2016. Before submitting these recommendations to senior administration, the committee is seeking comments and feedback from faculty and professional staff.

To view the proposed changes, visit the Benefits SharePoint site, log in using your Drexel username and password and review the attached PowerPoint presentation and/or the recorded audio version of the PowerPoint presentation. You are also invited to attend one of the live discussions of the presentation at the times and dates listed below. Once you have reviewed the proposed changes, you may provide feedback and comments in the short survey housed on the Benefits SharePoint site.

Live discussion sessions:
August 6, 1 – 2 p.m., University City Campus, Pearlstein Business Learning Center, Room 102
August 12, 10 – 11 a.m., Center City Campus, DiPalma Conference Room, New College Building, Room 4116

Additional Information
For any questions, contact HRbenefits@drexel.edu.

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GE Centricity Business eLearning Lessons

Are you a practice manager, medical assistant, receptionist, scheduler or other clinical professional who uses GE Centricity?

The GE Centricity eLearning lessons are available via the Drexel University Blackboard Learn website. The current topics are:

  • Business reporting (which covers how to run reports, definition of reports, and downloading reports)
  • Invoice inquiry functionality (which covers how to look up an invoice and definition of invoice fields)
  • Reminder list (which covers how reminder appointments and the reminder list are a valuable patient service tool)
  • Wait list (which covers how the wait list can be used as a valuable patient service tool)
  • View only (which covers view only, also known as "inquiry access," functionality for those deemed "view only" users)

All lessons include audio narration, and some are interactive.

These lessons are available to any user in the Drexel University College of Medicine community, provided that the user has a DrexelOne ID.

  • There are no restrictions on who can request and view the lessons.
  • There are no work or class prerequisites.
  • User security is not affected by viewing or not viewing the lessons.

The lessons can be watched on any computer with an internet connection, anywhere, at any time, and as many times as desired (Adobe Flash is required). As an additional viewing option, users can download the video as an Adobe PDF and view it offline.

Access is initiated from the Electronic Health Records Portal, in the Training and Access section within the Front Office page, under the eLearning Lessons section.

Contact Paul Marino with any questions at 215.255.7746 or paul.marino@drexelmed.edu.

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White Coat Ceremony
 
Date and Location
Friday, August 7, 11 a.m.
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia

The College will welcome the medical student Class of 2019 at the annual White Coat Ceremony.

Additional Information
For additional information, contact Michael Lombardo at michael.lombardo@drexelmed.edu.

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National Kidney Foundation Fundraisers

Fundraising Night at Camden Riversharks Stadium

Date and Location
Thursday, August 20, 7:05 p.m.
Campbell's Field
401 Delaware Avenue, Camden, N.J.

Come out to Campbell’s Field on Medical Professionals Night and support Team Drexel while watching the Sharks take on Lancaster. Enjoy a fun night out with family and friends while supporting a great cause and raising funds to fight kidney disease.

Additional Information
Tickets are $12. Part of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to Team Drexel Kidney Walk. For any questions, contact Terry Bradford at 856.583.0042 or tbradford@riversharks.com.

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Kidney Walk

Date and Location
Sunday, October 11
Check-in time: 8:30 a.m.
Start time: 10 a.m.
Philadelphia Art Museum
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


Additional Information
To join Team Drexel, contact Beverly Miller at beverly.miller@drexelmed.edu. To make a donation, log on to donate.kidney.org.

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Hypertension Highlights – ASH 2015

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 7, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New College Building
1st Floor, Geary Auditorium B

Overview
This program is designed to discuss controversies of the 2014 Hypertension Guidelines. Specific recommendations on diabetes, CKD, age-related treatment goals, racial differences in therapy, and heart disorders with specific requirements will be discussed. Newer concepts in neurogenic blood pressure control, hypertension and orthostatic hypotension, salt-related hypertension and renal sodium reabsorption differences and secondary causes of hypertension, including adrenal disorders will be presented. Those treating adolescents with hypertension will recognize special diagnostic procedures and treatments. We will discuss newer recommendations for specific indications.

The program is accredited for 5.0 credit hours by the ACCME.

This medical seminar is jointly developed and provided by the Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Hahnemann University Hospital and ASH Delaware Valley Chapter. The seminar will be followed by the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension Delaware Valley Chapter to develop future tri-state community clinical outreach and educational programs.

Target Audience
Cardiologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, general internists, family practitioners, all subspecialties, primary care practitioners, CRNP, PA, MA, PharmD and all trainees.

To register for this event, download the brochure. Please complete the form and mail to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
Drexel University College of Medicine
1427 Vine Street, Room 405
Philadelphia, PA 19102

For more information, please contact Angelina Ditri at 215.762.2582.

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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Set a strong password

 
Set strong passwords that are easy to remember. Your password is the first line of defense against malicious users and hackers. You could create your own technique that is easy for you to remember, or use the following method for replacing letters:

  • a with @
  • s with $
  • space with %
  • o with 0
  • i with !

Please contact Technical Support at 215.762.1999, or email dmsupport@drexelmed.edu if you have any questions.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Pediatrics

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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Friday, July 31, 8 – 9 a.m.
Angelo M. DiGeorge Teaching Center, Lower Level
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Topic
The Curious Story of Hyper-IgD Syndrome as an Autoinflammatory Disorder — And the Increasing Clinical Application of Whole-Exome Sequencing to Crack Current Mystery Cases

Speakers
Donald P. Goldsmith, MD, professor of pediatrics; chief, Section of Rheumatology, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the typical clinical features of hyper-IgD syndrome.
  • Describe the biologic pathways responsible for the inflammatory response in hyper-IgD syndrome.
  • Point out the value of next generation sequencing to unravel mysterious clinical syndromes.

Target Audience
Attending physicians, associate staff, referring physicians and nurses.

Continuing Medical Education Credits
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure
Speakers and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by St. Christopher's Hospital for Children are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

All planners, moderators and presenters have nothing to disclose.

Additional Information
For more information, contact Alma Barberena at alma.barberena@drexelmed.edu.

Continental breakfast is available at 7:30 a.m. outside DiGeorge Center. Parking passes for visiting physicians are available.

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