November 2, 2017

After two years of planning and preparation through EpicLeap, thousands of individuals from across all areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) came together overnight to "Go Live" and launch eStar, the new computer system that will support the health system's electronic health records, workflows for inpatient and outpatient care delivery, test ordering, billing and other hospital and clinic operations. Read more...

Today's "Go Live at a Glance" update


VUMC leaders are committed to communicating the latest information throughout the Go-Live process. Today's "Go-Live at a Glance" update is now available. Read more...

Pet therapy, massage, yoga and more at Health and Wellness tent on the Plaza, Nov. 2-7


A Health and Wellness tent on the Plaza will be open Nov. 2-7. Each day features different events and activities. No reservations required, and employees may drop in as they have time. One major event is Yoga Meditation on Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Read more...

New pedestrian bridge next step in MCE makeover


Later this fall, a new three-floor pedestrian bridge will be installed connecting the North Tower of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) to Medical Center East (MCE)-North Tower. The new bridge will connect the two buildings on the sixth, seventh and eighth floors. Read more...

Study explores nicotine patch to treat mild cognitive impairment


Three years ago Reece Dean, of Nashville's Bellevue community, retired at age 69 from a career as a busy truck driver. Mary Ann, his wife, began to notice some changes in his memory and behavior since he was home more consistently. Read more...

"VUMC Voice": Employees of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic split Powerball win


What do 01, 03, 13, 19, 41 and 23 add up to? For 11 employees of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, it amounted to a $50,000 Powerball win. Read more...

"My Southern Health": Daylight Saving Time is ending; what does it mean for sleep?


Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday morning, and clocks should be turned back one hour. Read more...