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With your best interest in mind, Southeastern Med continues to take increasing measures to protect you and your family. Southeastern Med is proud to announce our partnership with CrossChx, a leader in healthcare intelligence solutions that was founded with the support of the state of Ohio. On Wednesday, August 20th, CrossChx installed their SafeChx system at all Southeastern Med registration points, offering patients advanced medical identity theft protection and efficient patient registration while improving health outcomes and reducing the risk of medical errors.
"The implementation of this system greatly improves the quality of care each patient receives. This works to protect your medical identity, ensuring only one medical record," explained Cookie Tedrick, Registration Department associate at Southeastern Med. "This system is simple to use and dramatically increases the safety of your medical identity. At Southeastern Med, all aspects of your safety are our priority."
SafeChx uses biometric technology to scan a patient's right index finger. By scanning the patient's right index finger, SafeChx is able to give each patient a unique code that links them to their medical benefits so no one else can use them. Although voluntary, SafeChx will be offered and encouraged to all patients for use however it is mandatory policy that all registrars at Southeastern Med use SafeChx with all patients over the age of five to protect their medical identity.
Nationwide, medical identity theft is on the rise, and it is estimated that Americans spend $40 billion annually on medical identity theft. On a personal level, it is possible for someone to find or steal your health insurance card and use it to get treatment, all while posing as you. SafeChx prevents that from happening because your medical identity will be instantly verified at check-in, not by a laminated paper health insurance card. While SafeChx is focused on protecting a patient's medical identity it also works to address a variety of other medical issues like eliminating duplicate medical record.
SafeChx will also help improve patient outcomes by ensuring that the right patient receives the right care every time they visit our facilities. It is common to see multiple patients with the same name and it would be possible, although unlikely, to pull the incorrect medical file because of the common name. This potential error cannot happen by using the SafeChx system because each patient will be identified and linked to his or her corresponding medical benefits; ensuring the right person receives the right care.
Southeastern Med prides itself on the excellent services offered to patients and continues to make advancements that increase patient experiences.
High school students interested in learning about careers in the medical field are invited to attend Medical Explorers on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m., at Southeastern Med, 1341 Clark St., in Cambridge.
Medical Explorers provides young adults with the chance to learn about a variety of medical careers from healthcare professionals, as well as participate in hands-on activities designed to familiarize them with a specific aspect of medicine.
"It's an excellent opportunity for our area youth," said Marti Reed, advisor for Medical Explorers. "Many of our students came to Medical Explorers unsure if they wanted a career in the medical field. After attending the sessions, they were able to make the necessary plans for their future education and career. I have enjoyed helping these young people start down their educational path. I am also very proud of our professionals here at Southeastern Med who are willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for their various careers. Medical Explorers allows students to view, behind the scenes, what each department's role is in the Medical Center."
Explorers must be at least 14 years old in grades 9-12 to participate. Monthly meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22; Nov. 19; and Dec. 17. The cost to of the program is $15. For more information or to request a registration packet, please call Marti Reed at 740-439-8168.
The fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run raised $13,649.50 for Southeastern Med’s Power Me Pink program, which helps Cambridge-area patients in their fight against breast cancer. These funds will be used to provide mammograms, transportation to and from treatment, and other services to alleviate some of the burdens they face during their treatment.
Not only did we beat our $10,000 goal, we doubled the amount raised in 2013.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run is organized by the Armed Forces Motorcycle Club, and participants come from all over the country. More than 170 people joined us for this event, and participation grows every year.
Southeastern Med would like to thank the Armed Forces Motorcycle Club, the Cambridge community, and all the individuals and businesses who donated their time, money and goods to support this worthy cause.
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the Southeastern Med Auxiliary will be hosting a community health screening event to help raise funds to provide equipment to enhance patient comfort and improve the facilities available at Southeastern Med.
Southeastern Med Auxiliary is dedicated to enhancing patient care through community fundraisers. This year the Auxiliary members chose to further enhance their community efforts by providing a fundraiser that will also directly benefit those underinsured and uninsured of the community, ages 18 and older.
The event begins at 7 a.m. and will conclude at 9 a.m. The event consists of a Health Profile Screening for $50. This screening includes a complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid profile, and hemoglobin A1C. Participants may choose to also have a TSH (thyroid) and / or a PSA (prostate) screening performed for $15 each. The Health Profile screening package requires a 10 to 12 hour fast. Those participating can still take any morning medications as usual with small sips of water only.
Registration for this health event begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday August 20, by calling 740-435-2900. No walk-ins are permitted. The event will be held at the Community Health Link at 1205 Clark Street, Cambridge, OH. The Community Health Link is located on the corner of Clark Street and Edgeworth Avenue.
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured above are (l to r) Jessica, Joss, Eric, and Cori Snyder. Eric, Southeastern Med nurse practitioner, volunteered to take part in the dunk tank with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties. At the end of the event, Snyder’s wife and daughters threw a whipped cream pie in his face as part of the United Way fundraiser. Southeastern Med is pleased to support The United Way and all they do to benefit our community!
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured below are Shawn Anderson and Addy Uran attempting to dunk Dr. Stephany Moore, cardiologist, at Southeastern Med’s Grill Day. All of the proceeds from the event directly benefit those served by The United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties.