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Medline Supply Chain Partnership Improves Patient Care

The COVID-19 health crisis has required new ways of thinking and quick action across our System. Medical professionals and health care employees, clinical and non-clinical alike, are rising to the challenges of this unprecedented health crisis. Our need for qualified professionals to assist us in all aspects of delivering exceptional care is growing.

One UMMS Staffing Pool

The COVID-19 health crisis has required new ways of thinking and quick action across our System. Medical professionals and health care employees, clinical and non-clinical alike, are rising to the challenges of this unprecedented health crisis. Our need for qualified professionals to assist us in all aspects of delivering exceptional care is growing.

New UMMS Pay Practices

We have joined forces across our System like never before as we have come together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time to further integrate how we work together across the System and position UMMS for long-term sustainability. Standardized practices and policies are one important step on this journey.

Morrison Healthcare New Partner for Food and Nutritional Services

UMMS has selected Morrison Healthcare as our new partner to lead Food and Nutritional Services at all UMMS hospitals. The phased-in transition will begin May 1 and continue through July.

MedSpeed Accelerates System Deliveries

Whether you are sending financials, pharmaceuticals or lab specimens, you now have access to a single service for all your courier and intra-System delivery needs. MedSpeed provides courier service for some of the nation’s most complex health systems, and now UMMS is leveraging the company’s experience to enhance courier service across our System.

Patient Experience Gets a Lyft

UMMS has joined other leading health care institutions around the country in launching a service to provide curb-to-curb transportation for patients across the System. The new UMMS partnership with Lyft will allow authorized employees to quickly schedule reliable transportation for non-emergency patients. Plus, UMMS employees get to share the opportunity, too.

Population Health Services Organization (PHSO) – An Employee’s Story

Sometimes, a small change can make all the difference in the world. Nurses across the System have refocused how they approach shift change and developed a process that will result in more informed staff, more engaged patients and, ultimately, improved quality and safety of care. The new process was implemented at UM BWMC in fall 2019 and continues to rollout across all System hospitals.

UMMS People Planning: Tools for a Collaborative and Efficient Work Environment

At UMMS, your time is respected, your expertise is valued and your work is appreciated. We are creating a transparent, streamlined and effective work environment for our employees that will allow us to deliver the best possible care to our patients across UMMS.

Connecting our Business Processes Across the System

UMMS is expanding its best-in-class Human Resources and Payroll system to deliver more benefits across the University of Maryland Medical System. Lawson, the software currently in use for Human Resources and Payroll, will now also be used to manage our Financial and Supply Chain Management services, further connecting our business processes across the System.

Balancing High Quality with Best Value Across UMMS

The UMMS Clinical Quality Value Analysis Program was launched in July 2019, and is standardizing how we determine the most cost-effective use of products, goods and services across the System. The Program allows UMMS to maintain and improve the total quality and delivery of safe patient care in our ever-changing health care landscape.

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