October 1: COVID-19 UPDATE
NEW TODAY: Here’s the latest information about Michigan Medicine’s management of operations:
- COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
- TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING
- U-M CAMPUS TESTING
- OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
- ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEE FLU CLINIC DATES AND LOCATIONS
- NEW FEDERAL LEGISLATION UNDER THE 21ST CENTURY CARES ACT WILL GO INTO EFFECT NOV. 1
DAILY COVID-19 PATIENT STATS
Today’s census for COVID-19 inpatients and those patients under investigation (PUI) are noted below:
|TOTAL INPATIENTS||TESTED POSITIVE||PUI|
COVID-19 Patient Percent Positivity (7 day moving average)
Symptomatic testing: 2.25%
Asymptomatic testing: 0.55%
Discharges: 760 total COVID-19 discharges to date, 3 in the last 24 hours. These numbers include patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities but excludes deaths and discharges to hospice.
TEAM MEMBER COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
|TOTAL EMPLOYEES TESTED||8,246|
* Data from 3/10 through 9/30. The testing stats reflect just Michigan Medicine employees, not all University of Michigan employees. It also reflects only those who sought testing at or were hospitalized at Michigan Medicine or reported their testing to Occupational Health Services. Some Michigan Medicine employees may have been tested outside our system.
U-M CAMPUS COVID-19 TESTING STATS*
* Data from 3/8 through 9/30. U-M campus testing stats reflect clinical care and surveillance conducted by University Health Service and Occupation Health. Michigan Medicine employees are not reflected in campus numbers.
Quarantine and Isolation Housing: Currently, 22 in isolation housing due to positive test results, 81 in quarantine after exposure or while awaiting test results.
More COVID-19 related campus information available at: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/dashboard/
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please note, in order to best serve all employees and to maintain social distancing requirements, Occupational Health Services (OHS) is available by appointment only.
OHS clinic hours are Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. The employee COVID-19 call center is available Sunday – Saturday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Employees that have a need for OHS services should contact 734-764-8021 to schedule an appointment. This applies to all visit types including new employee work injuries, fit testing, flu shots, etc. More information can be found by visiting the OHS website at https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness/health-well-being/occupational-health-services.
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEE FLU CLINIC DATES AND LOCATIONS
Occupational Health Services has added several new flu clinic dates and locations through the month of October, including this Saturday (Oct. 3) at OHS (3rd floor, Med Inn) and two Sunday drive-thru clinics (Oct. 11 and 25) at the 2705 S. Industrial building. Employees can sign up for these, and other clinics, by clicking here.
NEW FEDERAL LEGISLATION UNDER THE 21ST CENTURY CARES ACT WILL GO INTO EFFECT NOV. 1
Part of the federal legislation under the 21st Century Cares Act covers “Information Blocking,” the practice of NOT releasing notes, results or reports to patients immediately upon their being signed or finalized. The new legislation will result in most items releasing immediately to the patient portal by default and will require documentation of concern for patient harm in order to delay this automatic release.
Currently, Michigan Medicine automatically delays the release of many result types (e.g. CT scan reports, HIV results, genetic tests) by days or weeks. This will no longer be allowable at an institutional level; i.e. Michigan Medicine cannot apply a general delay for a specific lab/test. However, providers routinely make important decisions about the risk of patient harm and therefore need the flexibility to manage the release of potentially troubling information. Changes to orders in MiChart that require a time delay will still provide that flexibility when ordering labs/tests, but on a patient-by-patient basis.
What is changing?
Starting Nov. 1, there will be required documentation within the MiChart order for a test if there is a desire to release the result with an automatic time delay rather than immediately. Work has begun on both of these issues with clinician impact at top of mind and will be communicated throughout October as it progresses.
If you have questions or for more information, please contact Kimberly Bologna, project manager for the Office of Clinical Informatics.
Still have questions?
We are also posting all daily bulletins and policies on Michigan Medicine Headlines athttps://mmheadlines.org/covid-19-updates/. Please bookmark that site and refer to it for the most up-to-date information.