System New way to order imaging scans rolling out in Epic

New way to order imaging scans rolling out in Epic

A new way to order imaging scans using Epic takes effect Nov. 10, 2019. CareSelect Imaging offers clinical decision support technology for exams such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET). The process will work directly within Epic’s provider ordering workflow. We will be sharing tipsheets and …

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NMG The surgeon’s role in opioid stewardship

The surgeon’s role in opioid stewardship

By William R. Bradford, M.D., MMM The causes of the opioid crisis are varied. The excessive prescribing of opioids across the nation is among the leading contributing factors. It is known that opiates are widely over-prescribed following surgery, with 80% or even more of the dispensed medications going unused after common surgical procedures. Nearly 40% …

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System Eight Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinics open in Louisville and Southern Indiana

Eight Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinics open in Louisville and Southern Indiana

Norton Healthcare has opened eight retail health clinics in Walgreens stores across Louisville and Southern Indiana. The clinics use the same EHR as Norton Healthcare. Patients can visit Norton Prompt Care seven days a week and take advantage of extended hours on weekdays. Our providers offer prevention and wellness services, monitoring of ongoing conditions and …

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System Norton Healthcare makes investments towards a healthier community and quality patient care

Norton Healthcare makes investments towards a healthier community and quality patient care

With the help of generous donors, Norton Healthcare has been adding new facilities and technology to offer more sophisticated health care to the Louisville area. Since the 2014 opening of Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Norton Healthcare has continued renovating facilities and adding new buildings. Recent projects include doubling the size of Norton Brownsboro Hospital; …

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System New veterans’ patient navigator to help with health care options

New veterans’ patient navigator to help with health care options

Service helps those with and without Veterans Affairs medical benefits On Nov. 12 in celebration of Veterans Day, Norton Healthcare launched a new service to help veterans navigate options for health care. A patient navigator dedicated to serving veterans will be available to assist them in getting the care they need. “There are times when …

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CME Enroll in CME opportunity focused on LGBTQ health

Enroll in CME opportunity focused on LGBTQ health

Norton Medical Group proudly pursues our mission to improve the health of our community and all those within it by maintaining an inclusive environment in which our employees, volunteers, medical staff and leadership understand, respect and reflect the diversity of the people we serve and continuously strive to set the standard for quality and caring. …

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System Norton Healthcare to operate health clinics in Louisville-Area Walgreens

Norton Healthcare to operate health clinics in Louisville-Area Walgreens

Clinical agreement aims to improve care coordination and access across eight retail clinic locations Today Walgreens and Norton Healthcare announced that the not-for-profit healthcare organization will operate and provide all clinical services at eight retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores across the Greater Louisville area, including three in Southern Indiana and five in Louisville. …

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System Encourage your patients to use MyNortonChart to keep track of their health

Encourage your patients to use MyNortonChart to keep track of their health

Through MyNortonChart (MyChart), your patients have the ability to manage their health online from their smart phone or computer. MyNortonChart makes health care a hassle no more. Your patients can skip the phone calls to schedule appointments, get their test results or request a prescription refill. MyNortonChart is also convenient if your patient needs to …

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Pediatrics Electron microscopy aids in diagnosing unexplained bleeding

Electron microscopy aids in diagnosing unexplained bleeding

Norton Healthcare’s Special Coagulation Laboratory offers sophisticated testing for patients who present with unexplained bleeding. Among the tests available is electron microscopy to assess the number of dense granules in platelets. A lack of dense granules can indicate a rare disorder called delta storage pool deficiency. “If you have a paucity of dense granules, you …

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Cancer Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Few things are more trusted than a doctor’s recommendation – which is why being named a Top Surgeon, according to fellow doctors, is so meaningful. To all the talented and dedicated Norton Medical Group surgeons who topped the list, congratulations from all your colleagues, friends and patients at Norton Healthcare. APPENDECTOMY R. Craig DeWeese, M.D. …

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