For Providers
Beaumont Physician Partners--Aug. 6 issue

Dear colleague,
Here are a few things you need to know this week:
  • COVID-19 and Safe Care
  • Why do I need to complete Annual Education
  • Farewell to Mark Bohen, senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer
  • John Fox CEO Update
  • Implicit bias commentary
  • Beware of phishing attacks
  • Dawn Geisert, Compliance blog
  • IT updates
COVID-19 and Safe Care
In case you missed it, the CDC has updated its recommendations around discontinuation of isolation precautions for COVID patients. They are now recommending a non-test-based strategy for discontinuing precautions. The Beaumont Health Infection Prevention & Epidemiology team updated its policy to reflect these recommendations.

In early July, the CDC recommended use of universal eye protection for all patient care encounters in areas with moderate to substantial community transmission of COVID-19. Effective this week, Beaumont Health Infection Prevention and Epidemiology recommends anyone who comes into direct contact with patients ― including non-COVID-19 patients ― should wear eye protection, which includes goggles or a face shield. Direct contact can be defined as coming within approximately six feet of a patient. Universal eye protection reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in addition to a face mask ensuring the eyes, nose and mouth are all protected from exposure to respiratory secretions and addresses the risk of asymptomatic spread. Read the FAQs for more information about universal eye protection.

The PPE Configuration Grid has been updated to reflect the changes in eye protection. Personal protective equipment must be worn according to the grid. Please ensure your colleagues, patients and family members are wearing the correct PPE.

Other News
Some of you have been asking why you need to complete your 2020 Annual Education. This training is not punitive. Annual Education as a key part of our Compliance program. Education helps you understand relevant and ever-changing laws, regulations and internal policies so you can adhere to the required practices in your daily work. Annual training also provides you with information to identify and report any compliance, quality or safety violations you may witness and to proactively spot potential issues before a violation occurs. Your 2020 Annual Education must be completed by Friday, Aug. 14. If you have not already done so, please login to HealthStream to see what is required by the deadline.

Mark Bohen, senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for Beaumont Health, announced he has accepted a position as the chief marketing officer for Mass General Brigham. His last day at Beaumont is Friday, Aug. 14. An internal and external search for Mark’s replacement will begin soon. Please join us in thanking Mark and wishing him the best in his next endeavor. Read more.

A CEO Update was emailed out earlier this week discussing the potential partnership with Advocate and Aurora Health and internal changes that must be addressed. Read the full email here.

Thank you, Dr. Asha Shajahan for your recent commentary in Crain’s Detroit Business regarding implicit bias training in health care. For those who missed it, here’s the link.

Security Alert: WPS Health Solutions and WPS Health Insurance are aware of a phishing scam which appears to come from Do not reply to this message. Simply delete it. For more information, including a sample of the email, read the full article.

This week, Dawn Geisert, senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Beaumont Health, published a new blog post about identifying risk. You can read the post here.

The following questions were added to all COVID-19 lab tests in oneChart for completion by the ordering provider:
1. First test?
2. Employed in healthcare?
3. Symptomatic as defined by CDC?
4. Hospitalized?
5. ICU?
6. Resident in a congregate care setting (including nursing homes, residential care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, psychiatric treatment facilities, group homes, board and care homes, homeless shelter, foster care or other setting)?
7. Pregnant?
Reference the COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Laboratory Data Reporting: CARES Act Section 18115 for more details on this new government requirement. If you have questions, please contact the Service Desk at 888-481-2448.

Mobile Heartbeat at Beaumont, Taylor will go-live on Monday, Aug. 17. The desktop application will be installed to all computers by end of day on Friday, Aug. 14. All departments that are in scope for shared devices will receive those on Monday, Aug. 17. Staff training is occurring through Aug. 14.

Mobile Heartbeat provides a highly efficient, patient-specific, clinical team collaboration solution. It provides a real-time directory that efficiently connects all members of the patients’ care team inside and outside the hospital as well as across multiple facilities. This eliminates the need for various devices, searching for caregivers or hunting for lab data.

Tables will be set up on the first floor by the main elevators as well as in the hallway by Conference Room 3 during go-live with support for physicians, APPs and residents.
Thank you for all you do! 


David Wood, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Beaumont Healt

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