February 20, 2009
  News Briefs


MD Study Group update
The MD Study Group held its second meeting on Feb. 19 and reviewed results from the survey of the Study Group members, discussed various issues related to adding an MD degree program at UNTHSC vs. maintaining the DO degree program exclusively, and made plans for the third meeting in March. For more on the MD Study Group and its progress, visit the MD Study Group Web site.

Overall Satisfaction is strength of UNT Health survey
Results from the most recent UNT Health patient satisfaction survey, conducted in November 2008, show “Overall Patient Satisfaction” at just three percentage points below the national benchmark. Those are the highest results earned by the clinics to date. The areas of “Accessibility” and “Acceptability” show room for improvement. Performance Improvement Teams are working to improve these aspects of the patient experience.The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) helps gather and analyze patient satisfaction data twice a year.  Click here for more on the latest survey results.

Watch President Ransom’s Town Hall Meeting online
If you missed it, President Ransom presented his quarterly update to the campus at Town Hall Meetings on Monday and Tuesday.   His presentations covered recent UNT System Board of Regents actions, the Health Science Center’s quality enhancement efforts and questions from the audience. A streaming video of the presentation is posted on the President’s Corner on the UNTHSC Intranet page.

ePro Upgrade

ePro Upgrade Overview sessions are available through March 5 to ePro approvers and coordinators in preparation for the next system upgrade. Visit the Purchasing and Central Services Web site for more information about the upgrade and training schedule.

Purchasing Card Update
The new Purchasing-Card Program Guide went into effect on Feb. 1 for the current billing cycle. Overview training conducted this month introduced new changes based on state and internal audit recommendations in restricted purchases, default department IDs, the approval process for reviewers and more.  For more information on this program, contact Sallie Morris, procurement card administrator, at ext. 2679.  Or check the new guide, posted on the Purchasing and Central Services Web site.

HR policy reminder: Code of Conduct
The UNT Health Science Center’s Code of Conduct was established to help our faculty and staff honorably accomplish our mission, vision and values. Please review the 2009 Annual EEO/Code of Conduct letter to learn more about our Code of Conduct and our policies on sexual harassment and consensual relationships. UNTHSC logo

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