Newsbriefs

Anthem ID cards mailed to employees’ homes

Employees enrolled in a Yale New Haven Health medical plan should have received their new Anthem ID cards for 2020 in a mailing to their homes. This card has a new member ID and group number and should be presented to your healthcare providers so they can verify coverage and bill Anthem. If your provider continues to use your old ID number, they will be told coverage has terminated and the claims will be denied. If you have not received your new ID cards or have any questions, contact Anthem, 844-963-0447, or log in to Anthem.com to request new ID cards and print temporary cards.

Registration open for YNHHS nursing research conference April 6

Nurses throughout Yale New Haven Health System are invited to register for the 12th Janet Parkosewich Nursing Research Conference, April 6, Yale University West Campus. Registration is now on the YNHHS intranet. The keynote speaker is Joan Kearney, APRN, PhD, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Yale School of Nursing (YSN), and associate professor of nursing at YSN and Yale Child Study Center. The program of research featured speaker is Beth Beckman, RN, DNSc, Yale New Haven Health chief nursing executive. For more information email donna.belcinski@greenwichhospital.org.

Training in LGBTQ patient-centered care offered

As part of YNHHS’ designation as a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is offering education on creating an inclusive environment for LGBTQ patients and staff. More than 60 free, online, on-demand continuing medical education training options are available. Topics include behavioral health care, LGBTQ healthcare for clinicians, LGBTQ youth and transgender health and more. Employees are encouraged to complete one or more of these courses by visiting the training site. Search for the CAL (Center for Affiliated Learning) to find and register for courses. Be sure to enter the facility ID: 55689 and security code: HRC to ensure YNHH receives credit for your taking the training. For more information, contact Vinamre Gupta, 475-210-2382, or vinamre.gupta@ynhh.org or diversity@ynhh.org.

Email archiving changes announced

YNHHS’ Microsoft Outlook is configured to automatically move older emails to an archive site to help keep servers running smoothly and inboxes open. Because users are relying more on email, Information Technology Services recently moved the “age” at which email is archived from six months to three months. To view an older email (received or sent, attachments included) check the Email Archives app (also called NetGovern). Follow the link to access or go to the Windows/ Start menu (lower left of your computer screen) and look for “Email Archives” under “E.” You must be inside a YNHHS domain or VPN, and you will have to enter your network ID and password. After logging in, click the Outlook folder you wish to review and scroll or search for the content you need.

YNHH honored for blood pressure efforts

The American Heart Association and the American Medical Association awarded Yale New Haven Hospital Gold Status for helping lead the national effort to get patient blood pressure rates under control and reduce heart attacks and strokes. YNHH was recognized as part of the 2019 Target: BP Recognition Program.