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Women’s Health Newsletter

June 2014

In This Edition Global Corner FetaLink live in the United Arab Emirates PCM live at Imperial College Healthcare

Meet the Team Maintaining Industry Awareness Neonatal Encephalopathy Report Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy

Technical Corner FetaLink Technical Training Summary

Did You Know Content Releases Client Spotlight Ventura County Health Care Agency

Unit of the Year Award What We’re Doing Tips & Tricks Save the Date

Women’s Health Newsletter On the Cover

Global Corner

Catherine Isabella Frye This month’s cover baby is Catherine Frye.

Her dad is Cerner associate Brent Frye, a Security Engineer with Cerner Technology Services.

FetaLink live in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) On May 5th, 2014, Al Corniche Hospital went  live with FetaLink along with  addi onal  PowerChart Maternity func onality.    Al Corniche is located in Abu Dhabi on the  coast of the Persian Gulf, southwest of Dubai.   They were the first in the UAE to allow       husbands in opera ng rooms during Cesarean  sec ons and were named a "Baby Friendly"  hospital by the World Health Organiza on and UNICEF.  The Women’s Health team is excited to welcome the Al Corniche Hospital team to our   client family and are eagerly an cipa ng the five addi onal hospital conversions later  this summer.    PowerChart Maternity live at Imperial College Healthcare (NHS Trust) On April 28th, 2014, Queen Charlo e’s & Chelsea Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital  which are part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  The Trust was created on  October 1, 2007 by merging St Mary’s NHS Trust and Hammersmith Hospitals NHS  Trust and integra ng with the faculty of medicine at Imperial College London. Now  one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, they are also one of the United Kingdom’s  first academic health science centres (AHSCs).  The maternity service provides care for over 9,000 women and their babies each year.  They care for parents and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and up un l one  month a er birth through the maternity units at Queen Charlo e’s & Chelsea and St  Mary’s hospitals.   Queen Charlo e’s & Chelsea Hospital is a ter ary referral maternity unit with a na onally renowned centre for fetal care and the largest neonatal intensive care unit in the  country. It has a labour ward with two fully equipped opera ng theatres adjacent to  high-dependency care facili es.  

June 2014

Meet the Team

If You Missed It

Beth Hopkins—Clinical Strategist   I am originally from a small farming town in central  Illinois.  I have been a RN for 28 years, with most  of  my career spent in all areas of Women’s  Health. In  2006, I was able to pursue my educa on goals,     obtaining my BSN  and MSN at Millikin University     in Decatur IL.  I now live in Liberty, MO with my     husband Mike and our two Cavashons, Sophie and  Lex.  Together, we have 5 adult children.   I enjoy  reading, sunlight, gardening, cycling, and swimming. 

Perinatal Core Measures & PowerChart Maternity Illumination

In this session, Jessica Alford and Cece Davis discussed the Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core


Measure Set and how you can use PowerChart Maternity to meet these

Sarah Ferris–Client Service Manager I am from the Kansas City area and a ended        Pi sburg State University, earning a Bachelor of  Marke ng and Master of Business degree.  I have  been at Cerner for 2.5 years.  I was on the Women’s  Health Consul ng team for about 2 of those years  prior to becoming a Client Service Manager for  Women’s Health.  Prior to coming to Cerner, I was   in Medical Sales for outpa ent se ngs.  My focus    as a Client Service Manager is to develop reference  partners, improve client sa sfac on through my  interac ons with the client teams, onsite workflow  assessments, op miza on opportuni es and sales  support. I love to read, swim, camp and go to the  lake.  I am currently training for my first NANBF   compe on and am ready to step on stage in 2  weeks.  A er that, I am ge ng married on October  31st, 2014 in Mexico! 


You can view the recording of this session here.

Women’s Health Newsletter End of Support

Maintaining Industry Awareness

End of Support for FetaLink on CareAware iBus 1.3

Cerner has set an end-of-support date of June 30, 2014 for all versions of FetaLink on CareAware iBus 1.3. Additionally, support for FetaLink

Neonatal Encephalopathy Report ACOG and the American Academy of Pediatrics have issued a joint Task Force           Report en tled Neonatal Encephalopathy and Neurologic Outcome 2nd. ed. that   recommends a broad evalua on of all poten al contribu ng factors in every case of  neonatal encephalopathy, including maternal medical history, obstetric and intrapartum factors, and placental pathology. This recommenda on is a shi  from the 2003  report, which focused more on determining whether or not a hypoxic-ischemic event  (lack of oxygen to the fetus around the  me of birth) was the cause of neonatal       encephalopathy.       Click here to find more details via an ACOG News Release.  The Execu ve Summary of  the task force report is published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The full  report is available to ACOG members on ACOG's website. Nonmembers may obtain  the report at the ACOG Bookstore.   

Release 1.9.2 and earlier releases will end on that date.

Please refer to Priority Review Flash PR13-0083-0 for additional details.

Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy is a new ACOG Task Report which examines the peer-reviewed scientific research and relevant historical literature on NBPP. The report gives prominent attention to the pathophysiology and causation of the injury.

More broadly, the report is intended to inform ACOG's membership of the existing state of knowledge about etiology, as well prediction, management, and treatment of neonatal brachial plexus palsy, and to serve as a resource for all health care providers involved in intrapartum care and delivery.

The Executive Summary of the task force report is published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The full report is available to ACOG members on ACOG's website. Nonmembers may obtain the report at the ACOG Bookstore.

June 2014

Technical Corner

End of Support

FetaLink Technical Training Summary

End of Support for FetaLink 1.9.3

On April 25th, the Women’s Health ABU hosted the FetaLink Technical Training event  at Cerner’s Innova on Campus in Kansas City.  The event was a ended by a wide  range of technical resources from both Client Hosted and Remote Hosted facili es.   Instructors focused on the technical aspects of the FetaLink solu on deployment.    

Cerner has set October 15, 2014, as

Topics ranged from installa on, deployment strategy, management, upgrades, support  and even a brief preview into upcoming releases.  The course was provided free of  charge with a endees responsible for only their travel needs.  Feedback from the  event has been overwhelmingly posi ve.  Below you will find a subset of the feedback  received from par cipants: 

the end-of-support date for FetaLink 1.9.3, which corresponds to the announced end-of-support date for CareAware iBus 2.0.

“Presenters very well versed in the topics presented. Pace a bit fast at Ɵmes but presenters circled back for quesƟons and addiƟonal explanaƟons. Room/meals more than met needs. I would recommend an event like this to others.”    “Very well organized. I really liked geƫng a sneak peek at future funcƟonality – it helps me in my role to understand what is coming. All of my quesƟons were answered and the informaƟon was Ɵmely, technical, and appropriate! I was impressed by the shuƩle service and coordinaƟon that went into planning.”

Before October 15, 2014, you must upgrade to FetaLink Release 1.9.4 or later and CareAware iBus 2.1 or later.

“This was helpful – very technical, but I learned a lot!”

Please refer to Priority Review Flash

We will be announcing annual events via the Women’s Health uCern group and would  welcome any live FetaLink client who would like addi onal informa on to a end. 

PR14-0083-0 for additional details.

Women’s Health Newsletter Did You Know

Did You Know

FetaLink WBTs Did you know that we offer FREE FetaLink WBT’s?

FetaLink Help Files Did you know that FetaLink has a Help file embedded into the applica on? The Help  file is designed to provide a quick link to informa on that is helpful as you are using  the applica on. If you are wondering what a certain bu on does, or how to perform a  specific task, the Help files offer guidance.  

If your organization has purchased

In the upper le  side of the FetaLink applica on, select  Help.  

FetaLink, you have an opportunity to

learn more about FetaLink through

our WBT’s. Log into your Cerner

Selec ng the Help Contents op on opens up  the Help file.  

Account, and visit your uLearn

Each topic is a hyperlink that opens up to  more informa on. 

library. From there, you will have


access to the courses.

If you do not have any FetaLink

For example, selec ng the topic  Icons in FetaLink under the Tips   sec on displays a list of the various  icons that are used in FetaLink,  along with their meanings.  

courses assigned, please work with your project manager to ensure the appropriate courses are assigned.

  FetaLink Help files are packaged with the solu on, and when a new version of FetaLink  is taken, the Help file is updated to reflect the new func onality.   The user does not need to be signed in to FetaLink to view the Help files.  

June 2014

Content Releases

Did You Know

PowerChart Maternity PowerChart Maternity releases new and updated content packages on a bi-annual 

Nursing Playbooks The Women’s Health team created

basis. The next release will be available in July 2014 and will include the following  new and enhanced items: 

the Inpatient Nursing Playbook late last year, but did you know that we

PowerChart Maternity: Ambulatory (July 2014)*  

Updated content in the OB Office Visit Band (CR 1-7336448971) 


New content for the Baby Friendly Ini a ve (CR 1-6454345114) 


Updated content for the Risk Factor Rules (CR 1-7492854701) 

have also developed a playbook for the Ambulatory Women’s Health position?

PowerChart Maternity: Inpa ent (July 2014)* 

In here you will find slight variances


Updated content for the Risk Factor Rules (CR 1-7492854701) 


New Newborn Copied Results IView (CR 1-7615455461) 


Updated content for feeding plans (CR 1-7609124277) 


Updated content for OB Lacta on IPOC (CR 1-6286313451, 1-6972642952) 

Rules as compared to the Inpatient


New content for Obstetrical Bleeding (CR 1-7298143191) 

Women’s Health Playbook.


New content for the Baby Friendly Ini a ve (CR 1-6454345114) 


Updated content for lacta on (CR 1-7600938886) 

Please refer to the Women’s Health


Updated content to support Perinatal Core Measures Exclusive Breas eeding (CR  1-7600821081) 

Ambulatory Nurse Playbook for


New Well Newborn IPOC (CR 1-7762956721) 

more information on the recom-


Updated rule to recommend postpartum IPOC’s based upon delivery type (CR 17503698487) 

mended configuration for the


Updated Postpartum sec on of the Recovery Room and Postpartum IView (CR 1697264293) 

Ambulatory Women’s Health role.

*Package numbers not available at the  me of publica on 

for the MPage, TOC, IView bands, PowerForms and Women’s Health

Women’s Health Newsletter Meaningful Use

Client Spotlight

Meaningful Use has been a major concern for our clients as well as for Cerner and the PowerChart Maternity team. In an effort to help our clients meet Meaningful Use accreditation and to help our content ensure compliance, we have updated our Risk Factor rules released on our Ambulatory and Inpatient PowerChart Maternity packages. The rules have always placed problems onto the patient’s chart when a risk factor is documented in our Risk Factor DTA, but not all of the problems placed had SNOMED codes.

Ventura County Health Care Agency On July 1, 2013,  Ventura County Health Care Agency (VCHCA) went live with over 50  solu ons at two hospitals, a 70-bed inpa ent psych unit, and 48 outpa ent clinics that  provide medical services to the 840,000 (largely Spanish-speaking) people throughout  Ventura County.    On that infamous day of Go-Live, PowerChart Maternity and FetaLink were implemented across our two hospitals; Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula  Hospital, and thirteen outpa ent sites that provide prenatal care.  That day we traded  in paper records; an an quated MEDITECH EHR and lab so ware system, and  TraceVue fetal monitoring for our Health-e-Connect state-of the-art Cerner system.  Approximately 200 babies a month are delivered at Santa Paula Hospital and Ventura  County Medical Center, both designated as Baby-Friendly Hospitals, a dis nc on held  by less than 100 hospitals na onwide.  Ventura County Medical Center is a Family Prac ce Doctor teaching hospital with 208  beds and is the only cer fied trauma-designated hospital in Ventura County. Its Level   3 NICU is the oldest in Ventura County, recently celebra ng its 80th anniversary. Our  nurses and physicians do extensive training and provide learning opportuni es to    other area NICU hospitals.   One hundred Women’s Health Nurses and ancillary help were trained between March  1 and July 1, 2013. It was an arduous task that couldn’t have been done without the  strong organiza onal skills of our Super User Team.  Physicians were trained by the MD super users and nurses were trained by the nurses.  In hindsight, I believe our system would work be er if we had more collabora on with  the doctors and a more homogenous didac c.   A big bump we encountered was due to a lack of training the end-users to choose the  correct pa ent admission encounter. This caused a nightmare of back tracking and  ge ng FIN numbers correct for billing and delivery data.    

June 2014

Unit of the Year Award Ventura County Medical Center   During the week of May 11th - 17th, the Women's Health team at Cerner and        Women's Health units and clinics across the country celebrated Na onal Women's  Health Week!  Each year we host a contest encouraging you to submit why your unit   is the best and why you deserve to be recognized and we received some incredible            submissions this year.    We are excited to announce our winner and runner up for this year's contest: Ventura  County Medical Center in Ventura, CA and The Valley Health System in Las Vegas,  NV.  Please take a moment to review both of their submissions in the Women’s Health  Collabora on Community uCern group— both teams have had a great year!  Thank  you for your submissions and congratula ons to both of these units!  

Meaningful Use continued With the updates, all problems are now SNOMED-coded problems that the rules place on the patient’s chart. ***IMPORTANT***

If you already have the risk factor

rules implemented at your site,


you will need to re-instantiate the rules with the updated SNOMED problems.


What We’re Doing Pregnancy Workflow MPage Components   The Women's Health Development Team is excited to announce the workflow        components to be included in the Pregnancy Workflow (Component Library) MPages  5.3 release.   The package is scheduled to be generally available in late August!   Complete details are available here. 

Please see the list of the problems and SNOMED codes here.

Women’s Health Newsletter

June 2014

Tips & Tricks

Social Media

Alerting The “Silence” (Bell) icon allows users to "Silence" an alert for 30  seconds without being signed in to FetaLink.  This ac on only    silences the alarm on the local machine, and is not a global  acknowledgement.  The alarm will go off again and con nue to  alert un l it has been acknowledged or the reason for the alarm  has been resolved. Think of this as a “snooze” bu on.      The “Acknowledge” (Green Checkmark) or “Acknowledge and   Annotate” (Checkmark with Paperclip) will cancel the alert and the  alert will remain cancelled un l another event triggers  another alert.  You must be signed in to FetaLink to  perform these two ac ons.   

Become a member of our Women’s Health Collaboration Community on uCern. uCern is a great way to stay up to date on the latest developments around PowerChart Maternity and FetaLink, hear about upcoming events, network and share tips and tricks with your peers. If you are not already a member, we hope you’ll sign up soon!

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Events that trigger an alert include: FHR out of range, FHR not tracing, maternal vitals  out of range, and so on.  In many cases, a physical interven on may be needed, such  as reposi oning the monitor, reposi oning the pa ent, rechecking the vital signs, and  so on.   Further informa on can be found here. 

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Save the Date AWHONN

Join us on uCern

The 2014 AWHONN Conven on is being held in Orlando Florida from June 14—18.  Suzanne Gordon, award-winning journalist and author/editor of 12 books, will deliver  the Opening    General Session Keynote Address. Much of her professional focus is on  problem-solving the communica on issues that can occur between doctors, nurses  and pa ents.   Registra on informa on is available here.

If you are interested in printing this newsletter, you can download a printable PDF on our Women’s Health Collaboration Community uCern page.

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