Alert Information

 Yellow:  *Epic EMR Alert

Epic Beaker for Anatomic Pathology Go Live

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 • 10:37 AM joreily

Epic Beaker for Anatomic Pathology will go live on Tuesday December 1st at 0600. All Pathology orders will be available electronically and paper requisitions should be discontinued for all departments that utilize Epic. The Laboratory will continue to accept paper requisitions for those departments not yet on Epic. Please refer to the UTMB Epic EMR Web Page http://intranet.utmb.edu/emr/beaker-ANATOMICpathology.asp for additional information on Beaker. For assistance, call extension 25200 Option 4.

 Yellow:  *Exchange Email Alert

Microsoft Exchange Scheduled Maintenance

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 • 11:22 AM joreily

Information Service is changing the way it protects UTMB from email spam and viruses. On December 7th, 2015, UTMB will begin using Microsoft's Exchange Online Protection to protect against email spam and viruses. You will continue to receive a daily digest email listing blocked messages, and you will have all the same ability to release messages as you have today. The only noticeable difference with this change is the address from which the digest will be received. The daily digest will now come from quarantine@messaging.microsoft.com instead of proofpoint-pps@utmb.edu.

 Yellow:  *Kronos Alert

Kronos/Teletime system issue

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 • 9:29 AM hvsmith

We are experiencing technical difficulties with Teletime intermittently not capturing telephone punches for some employees. We believe the issue may have started as early as November 16, 2015; however, the issue does not seem to be affecting all employees.

Please ensure that employees are reviewing their timecards and submitting Time Adjustment(s) to record Missed Punch data promptly. Please take Teletime issues into consideration when reviewing departmental policies as it relates to missed punches for employees during this time period.

The comment, Missed Entry due to Technical Issues, may be added to the updated punch data to assist you with reviewing Missed Punch activity at a later date.

The previous concerns regarding Float and Call-Back Issues appear to have been resolved. Please continue to review timecard transactions carefully.

Our IS team and Kronos Global are continuing to work toward a resolution for the Teletime system issues. Next update will be Thursday (12-03-2015) at 5:00 pm.

 Yellow:  Network Alert

Wireless Network Outage

Monday, Nov 30, 2015 • 8:14 AM joreily

On 12/1/2015, 8 PM to 11:59 PM hours the wireless network in the following buildings will be unavailable due to system maintenance. All portable devices, computers, and other wireless-connected devices will not connect to the network during this timeframe. 1. WAVERLEY SMITH PAVILION, 47 2. WEST END CHILL WATER PLANT, 66 3. FROST NATIONAL BANK, 150 4. OPEN GATES CARRIAGE HOUSE, 89 5. CHILDRENS CENTER, 67 6. PHARMACOLOGY, 70 7. NMR DOCKSIDE, 73 8. OPEN GATES CONF CENTER, 81 9. FACILITIES SUPPORT, 95 10. 1902 HARBORSIDE DRV (Lipton Tea), 96 11. PARKING GARAGE #3 (Book Bindery), 98 12. BANK OF AMERICA 2200 MARKET, 112 Once upgrade is complete, some clients may have to reboot there computer to reconnect to Wi-Fi. Mobile users using smart devices like mobile phones, iPad & tablets may have to tell their device to forget the wireless they normally connect and reconnect. If you have any questions please contact Gene McKinney at gomckinn@utmb.edu, or Brian Grimm at bgrimm@utmb.edu.

Emergency Communications

Disaster/Weather Emergencies

In the event of a disaster or emergency weather conditions, please refer to the following lines of communication for more information:

  • Call the UTMB hotline at (409) 77-ALERT (772-5378) or toll free at (888) 772-5449; or
  • Call the UTMB main operator at (409) 772-1011.
  • Information is also available via the web at www.utmb.edu/alert. Should the UTMB web server go down, a second server is in place as a backup and will be available via UTMB's normal URL: www.utmb.edu.  Additionally, an informational site will be activated at www.utmbinfo.com.
  • See www.utmb.edu/emergency_plan for UTMB Health Emergency Operations Plans.
  • Monitor local television and radio stations including KPRC/950 AM, KTRH/740 AM and KIKK/96 FM in Houston.

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