Welcome New Information Services employee Dr, Jane Moultrie.

Dr. Jane Moultrie,  Chief Medical Informatics Officer IS-CMC Technical Operations

Dr. Jane Moultrie, Chief Medical Informatics Officer
IS-CMC Technical Operations

Dr. Moultrie is currently in Antarctica representing UTMB.  She recently discussed her mission there:

I am privileged to have been brought down for a one-month stint as the lead physician for McMurdo Station, Antarctica.   The station is set up to allow research on the continent.  There are projects ongoing that include looking at huge ice cores to document weather and volcanic activity from thousands of years ago.  There are teams here studying seals and Penguins.  There is an extremely large project that is monitoring neutrinos traveling through the earth as this has something to do with the creation of all matter.  There is a team here studying the life forms from the very smallest to the very largest.  There are teams here studying weather and global warming…..all sorts of things are going on.

Some of these teams spend months living in tents on the ice.  This is really astounding to me. They call in once a day to tell Ops that they are ok and it has to be whenever the satellite that allows them communication is passing over, so it might be at 2 am every day.

McMurdo exists as a small little town with an electric plant, a sewage plant, food service, fire service, medical, etc.  We in medical also serve a couple of research vessels off the coast and the Kiwi station up the road.  There are 700+ people here during the Austral summer (our winter in Houston) and about 120 here during their winter.  We are about to have our last sunset this weekend for the year.  It will then be light 24 hours a day until some time in February.  Currently, there is only a little twilight here in the wee hours of the morning.

Below is a picture of Mt. Erebus, taken from just up the road.  It is the southern-most active volcano in the world.  You can see the steam coming from the top.

The temperature there is about -9.4 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -26.8.  It is sunny and not too windy, so it is tolerable, but we dress for the weather.  We wear Extreme Cold Weather gear that was issued in New Zealand.  The coats are called ‘Big Red’.  The motto here is “it’s a harsh continent’.  People say this for whatever happens.  You stub your toe and somebody says, “It’s a harsh continent.”

Dr. Jane Moultrie at McMurdo Station in Antartica

Dr. Jane Moultrie at McMurdo Station in Antarctica

Mt. Erebus, Antartica.  The southern-most active volcano in the world.  Note the steam coming from the top.

Mt. Erebus, Antarctica. The southern-most active volcano in the world. Note the steam coming from the top.


Welcome New IS Employees

William McDaniel IS Operations Desktop Enterprise

William McDaniel
IS Operations Desktop Enterprise

Justin Hardeman IS Operations Desktop Enterprise

Justin Hardeman
IS Operations Desktop Enterprise

Ferguille-Joyce Torres IS Operations Switchboard

Ferguille-Joyce Torres
IS Operations Switchboard

Bryan Humphrey IS Operations Desktop Enterprise

Bryan Humphrey
IS Operations Desktop Enterprise

Cheryl Arnold IS Clinical Rev-Billing

Cheryl Arnold
IS Clinical Rev-Billing


Will the Provost’s POWER Application become an authoritative source for information on UTMB employees?

ANONYMOUS QUESTION

Dear Todd,

I have encountered people from other departments who are promoting the Provost’s ‘Power’ application as the authoritative source for information on UTMB employees (not just those under the Provost). Some are planning to use feeds from Power instead of PeopleSoft for their own applications.

Has there been any discussion at the executive leadership level about this? It seems to me that we are heading towards an institutional train wreck.

Respectfully,

Not an AIS employee

RESPONSE

Thank you for the question.  Both Bill Fuqua, Director of IS Administrative Information Systems, and Jimmy Clark, Executive Director for Business and Academic Systems in the Provost’s Office, agree that POWER is not and should not be used as the authoritative source for information on UTMB employees by other applications.  The only data from the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) system that is being fed to POWER is faculty data.  Non-faculty HCM data is not being sent to POWER.   PeopleSoft HCM is the authoritative source for information about UTMB employees and all uses of this information must be approved by the data owner (which in the case of HCM is Human Resources).  I would be most appreciative if the person who submitted this anonymously would reach out to me directly via another anonymous submission and let me know who specifically may be planning to use feeds from POWER for something other than their intended use.  I would be happy to personally investigate further, make sure the data use is appropriate, and set clear expectations.  If an executive leadership discussion is required to ensure we avoid the train wreck, I will also be glad to take the issue forward. Todd


Kids and Computers

exploits_of_a_momHappy Friday! This reminded me of a time when my 2-year old physically hit the keyboard on the computer and within about 10 seconds had systematically disabled the keyboard and touchpad, which took me around 20 minutes to fix. Enjoy and have a good weekend.


Welcome IS – Angleton Danbury team

Welcome to IS -  IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center Team LR-(front)Stephen Reynolds, John Flores (back) Saul Garcia, Owen Huett, Josh Davila

Welcome to IS -
IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center Team
LR-(front)Stephen Reynolds, John Flores
(back) Saul Garcia, Owen Huett, Josh Davila


Welcome New IS Employees

Jesse Seelbach, Director IS - CMC Technical Ops

Jesse Seelbach, Director
IS – CMC Technical Ops

Truc Tran IS Fellowship Program

Truc Tran
IS Fellowship Program

Andrew Laabs IS Fellowship Origram

Andrew Laabs
IS Fellowship Program

 

Anthony Betancourt IS Clin Doc Projects

Anthony Betancourt
IS Enterprise

Roger Crutchfield IS Clin Doc Projects

Roger Crutchfield
IS Clin Doc Projects

 

Diane Rac IS Clin Rev Billing

Diane Rac
IS Clin Rev Billing

Lynette Kizer IS Administrative Systems

Lynette Kizer
IS Administrative Systems

Manny Fuentes IS Operations

Manny Fuentes
IS Operations

Josh Davila IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

Josh Davila
IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

Saul Garcia IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

Saul Garcia
IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

John Flores IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

John Flores
IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

Owen Huett, Director IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

Owen Huett, Director
IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

Stephen Reynolds IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center

Stephen Reynolds
IS Angleton Danbury Medical Center


IS GEM Program

Your boss thinks you’re a big deal. . . Your customers think you’re a big deal. . .Let’s make it official

Introducing the IS GEM program, where we recognize Going the Extra Mile!!!

Why now?

As Todd always says, with an ever-increasing technological demand, there are so many amazing things happening in IS, it is hard to list them all! Let’s start trying by creating a culture of recognition and appreciation. We know every area here is working hard. This is a way for peer to peer appreciation to occur, and it will allow leadership to monitor all the wonderful activities.

How does it work?

  • Use the UTMB GEM program by sending and receiving e-GEMs (http://www.utmb.edu/gem/SendGEM).
  • If you receive a paper GEM, you, as the recipient, will be responsible for typing it as an e-GEM.
  • IS will be using the e-GEM database to retrieve a report of all IS employees and contractors.
  • Every single GEM received counts toward IS GEM prizes!
    • The UTMB GEM program is separate and rules still apply for HR’s program. Click here for details.

When does it start? 

September 1st, 2014

Prizes?

  • Monthly awards
    • 4 entries will be awarded $25 randomly
    • Todd will announce the 8 winners bi-monthly at the All Staff Department meeting
  • Yearly award
    • 2 people will win $250 each.
    • Staff Advisory Council meets bi-monthly to review all GEM cards and rank entries.  This will continue monthly until December.  The Council will ultimately pick the top two GEM cards as the annual winners.  The presentation will be done at the Christmas Social and the GEM cards will be read aloud to the department.

Rules

  • Your GEM must be submitted to the e-GEM website between the beginning and ending of that month to count. For example, September drawings will be pulled from e-GEMs submitted between 9/1/14 and 9/30/14
  • Keep it simple! We are working on goodwill and positivity.

Information regarding the program will be stored at the IS Water Cooler (http://blogs.utmb.edu/watercooler/ )


Welcome New IS Employees

Kristen Birdsong IS Clinical Revenue/Billing

Kristen Birdsong
IS Clinical Revenue/Billing

Jennifer Taylor IS Access Management

Jennifer Taylor
IS Access Management

Danny Duplechian IS Administrative Services Incident Management

Danny Duplechian
IS Administrative Services Incident Management

Edy Brelsford IS Business Intellegence

Edy Brelsford
IS Business Intellegence

Lloan Cortes IS Clinical Revenue Report Administration

Lloan Cortes
IS Clinical Revenue Report Administration


Welcome New IS Employees

Brian Sharpless IS Operations - Technical Services

Brian Sharpless
IS Operations – Technical Services

Daniel Coronado  IS Clinical Revenue

Daniel Coronado
IS Clinical Revenue

Trevor Powers IS Operations - Desktop Enterprise

Trevor Powers
IS Operations – Desktop Enterprise

Tabitha Earhart  IS Operations - Network

Tabitha Ehrhart
IS Operations – Network

Yolanda Ramclam IS Clinical Revenue

Yolanda Ramclam
IS Clinical Revenue

VIkram Belum IS Operations - Voice Services

VIkram Belum
IS Operations – Voice Services

Larry Sykes IS Operations Projects

Larry Sykes
IS Operations – Projects

Kevin Anthony IS Operations - Desktop Enterprise

Kevin Anthony
IS Operations – Desktop Enterprise

Britanya Jardina IS Operations - Desktop Enterprise

Britanya Jardina
IS Operations – Desktop Enterprise


Congratulations to Prasanth Manukonda for winning the UT System Physical Activity Challenge!

Recently UTMB employees were encouraged to enter the UT System Physical Activity Challenge. The challenge was created to inspire UT System employees to start a more healthy lifestyle by incorporating diet and exercise into their schedule every day. Program participants received a pedometer and logged their daily steps into the Living Well website. More than 1,400 UTMB employees registered for this six-week challenge, and 16 employees placed in the top 50.

IS Enterprise’s Prasanth Manukonda received first place in the challenge, beating out the competition with a total of 2,412,029 steps! Congratulations on this great accomplishment, Prasanth!

For more information regarding the UT System Physical Activity Challenge, please visit: http://www.livingwell.utsystem.edu/challenge14.htm

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