Archive for March, 2014

Welcome New IS Employees

Brianne Mabe IS Administrative Services

Brianne Mabe
IS Administrative Services

Daniel Coffey IS Clinical Documentation - Radiology

Daniel Coffey
IS Clinical Documentation – Radiology

Jasvir Singh IS Business Intellegence

Jasvir Singh
IS Business Intellegence

Rachel Rickards IS-Clinical Revenue Integration

Rachel Rickards
IS-Clinical Revenue Integration

Susan Walker IS Leadership

Susan Walker
IS Leadership

Ravi Komma IS-Admin Systems - Applications Management

Ravi Komma
IS Business Intellegence

Jennifer Butler IS Clinical Revenue - Billing

Jennifer Butler
IS Clinical Revenue – Billing

Solomon Gee IS Fellowship Program

Solomon Gee
IS Fellowship Program

Eric McClendon IS Fellowship Program

Eric McClendon
IS Fellowship Program

Mark Lovelace IS-Ops-Network

Mark Lovelace
IS-Ops-Network


The first Information Services Department Meeting was held at 8:30am Wednesday, February 26th. Please use the link below to watch the meeting. Thanks.

http://wmedia.utmb.edu/OUA/Lectures/IS%20All%20Staff%20MTG.wmv


Information Services Department Meetings

Information Services Department Meetings will be held every two months. Below are the dates and times for the meetings through December 2014. Please note these on your calendar. A calendar invite with the connection details will be sent approximately a month before the meeting.

April 23rd – 8:30am – 9:30am

June 4th – 8:30am – 9:30am

August 27th – 8:30am – 9:30am

October 22nd – 8:30am – 9:30am

December 15th – 8:30am – 9:30am

I have reserved several locations for this “virtual” meeting. Each location will be participating in the meeting via polycom. Please join us from any of the locations listed below.

Meeting Locations:

CLC

All conference rooms within Suite 100

Campus

4.116 Admin Bldg

5.521 Levin Hall

6.100 Rebecca Sealy

When joining the meeting, please:

  1. Mute your mic. There was quite a bit of background noise that made it difficult for people to hear what Todd was saying.
  2. Join the meeting only once. If you are in a conference room, please do not connect to the meeting from your laptop or other device. We need all available space to ensure everyone that wants to participate is able to do so.
  3. If within walking distance, please participate in one of the conference rooms listed to ensure we have enough availability for all to participate.

 

Todd will be accepting questions prior to and during the meeting. Please submit your questions via the anonymous feedback form that was published to our blog (IS Watercooler). The messages are sent directly to Todd’s e-mail and are completely anonymous. The link to the feedback form is
below.

http://blogs.utmb.edu/watercooler/contact-us/

Thank you,

Desi


How’s the water?

ANONYMOUS QUESTION FROM THE BLOG:

The new water machines taste like crap-ola. Any chance of returning to bottled water?

RESPONSE:

This question references a recent change we made at Clear Lake Center to use water filter machines instead of a bottled water service.  The change saved money, resulted in a positive environmental impact compared to using plastic bottles, and will provide space for the new vending machines being considered.  I am fine with reviewing any decision at any time so yes, there’s a chance of returning to bottle water.  To answer this question, I reached out to a few individuals at CLC to get more information.  Certainly that was not a scientific or comprehensive assessment.  However, the feedback I received was that the water taste quality was not as good initially while we broke in the new water filters but the water taste had now improved to be equivalent with the bottled water.  If you are at CLC and use the filtered water, send me (Todd Leach) an e-mail and let me know what you think about the new water service.  Thanks.


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