Update on Merger with Hackensack Meridian Health: Message from Warren Geller

Dear Colleagues, Since we announced in October our plans to join the Hackensack Meridian┬áHealth┬ásystem, the excitement and promise of this merger have reverberated throughout both organizations. I am pleased to announce we have officially launched the Office of Integration and Transformation (OIT), a joint effort between us and Hackensack Meridian┬áHealth. This office will be the […]

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

As part of our commitment to provider convenience and patient safety, Englewood Health is implementing Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS), effective January 20, 2020. EPCS will allow you to prescribe controlled substances through Epic routed to an EPCS-authorized pharmacy. In accordance with NJ law, each provider needs to enroll in the system through a […]

New Requirements for Orders of Advanced Imaging Procedures

Message from Mark Shapiro, MD, Chief of Radiology Effective January 1, 2020, federal regulations require all providers to consult a CMS-approved Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) when ordering certain imaging studies. CDSMs are electronic portals that access appropriate use criteria (AUC) and are being mandated by the federal government in an effort to improve quality […]

Treating Flu with Antiviral Medications

Antiviral medications may be a treatment option for patients with the flu. Antiviral medications are different from antibiotics, which fight against bacterial infections. Antiviral medications can prevent flu complications, like pneumonia. The CDC has recommended four FDA-approved antiviral drugs to treat flu this season: Oseltamivir phosphate (available as a generic version or under the trade […]