Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions effective November 1.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

For Our Providers

At WakeMed, we are proud to partner with physicians – in our hospitals and facilities, in the community and throughout the region – to provide the very best care for our patients. By fostering strong provider relationships, WakeMed is committed to improving the quality and continuity of care our patients experience both here within our walls and out in the community. We engage our physician and provider partners in decision-making to ensure we collaborate at every level in the best interest of our patients. 

RapidConnect Update

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RapidConnect is now WakeMed’s preferred Medical Staff communication tool. We are strongly encouraging ALL providers to use this HIPAA-compliant, easy-to-use application, designed to help providers quickly and efficiently communicate regarding patient care.    

New Upgrade Launched in July
On July 13, RapidConnect issued a new upgrade/release of the product, one with significant improvements, new features and functionalities – all based on physician feedback.  Current users should visit your preferred app store and download the latest upgrade if you haven’t already.

Start Using RapidConnect Today 
For new users interested in trying RapidConnect, now is the time to get signed up. Email support@mdinterconnect.com, or call 24 hours a day 877-325-2843 and provide your full name, email address and your practice name.  

Communication in Healthcare Training

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Developed by the Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE), this four-hour course is taught by your colleagues (physicians and APPs). This training has been proven to:

  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Improve patient experience
  • Decrease in malpractice and adverse event
  • Reduce stresses associated with physician burnout
  • Provide a framework for handling difficult communication issues with both patients and colleagues

Most training will occur this spring/summer, but if you are interested in participating sooner, please sign up here.