Yale Practice October/November 2012

YIMA marks an anniversary: One year alive and well with Epic

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Last October, Yale Internal Medicine Associates (YIMA) became the first Yale practice to go live with the Epic electronic health record. A year later, it’s business as usual—but that business has changed dramatically.

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Trainers gear up for February Epic ‘go lives’

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Planning and training sessions are in full swing for practices gearing up for simultaneous Epic go-lives in early February 2013, in many of Yale’s clinical practices and at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The Epic team has advice on how to prepare.

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New surgeon will lead cardiac partnership with CCMC

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Families with children in Connecticut who need cardiac surgery can choose the best care closer to home, thanks to the blossoming partnership between Yale School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

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Yale’s clinical practice welcomes more new physicians

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In the last few months, new doctors from around the country have been arriving at Yale to work in cardiology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and other areas of the practice. Their skills and expertise will mean more options for our patients.

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Physician at Work: Transplant surgery is lifesaving, emotional

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He has a busy schedule as a kidney, liver and pancreas transplant surgeon, sometimes getting up in the middle of the night to rush into surgery when an organ becomes available. The process of can be exhausting, but finally helping a patient can be deeply gratifying.

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Photo gallery: The pediatric specialty center in Norwalk

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The new center that opened in Norwalk this summer is spacious, filled with natural light, and decorated in a bright palette of orange, yellow, green and blue—the same colors that YNHCH uses. It has eight exam rooms and a multi-purpose procedure room.

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