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January 2012

New Imaging Procedure Assists
Doctors in Diagnosing Parkinson's

NCH is among a select group of Illinois hospitals with DaTscanTM, the first FDA-approved radiopharmaceutical imaging agent that assists doctors in differentiating neurological conditions from parkinsonian syndromes like Parkinson's disease.

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Determining if a Patient Can Make His or Her Own Decisions

Recognizing a patient's ability to make his or her own health care decision (Decisional Capacity) is an important assessment for physicians to make, especially when a patient's consent for care is required.

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CareLink Enhancements Coming Soon

CareLink Phase IV go-live has been postponed, but physicians are still encouraged to participate in the brief computer-based training (CBT) module. Read more about the upcoming enhancements and changes, and access the CBT directly from SCAN. A new go-live date is soon to be announced.

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NCH Prepares for All-Electronic Orders

About one year after adopting Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), NCH is planning to move all orders to the CareLink system where they will reside electronically, with only a few exceptions. This is tentatively scheduled for February 29.

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