A quick reference guide for helping to determine if a Medicare patient should be treated on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
Boone Hospital provides a web-based scheduling hub called Shiftboard. Hospitalists and other physicians can view their schedules, pick up coverage, get reminders, communicate with each other, track availability, and refer friends and colleagues within one convenient, accessible website.
For use by Healthcare entities only to verify a practitioners affiliation with Boone Hospital Center. Please note this service requires acknowledgment of a signed release by the practitioner.
The laboratory department at Boone Hospital Center provides routine, emergency, and esoteric testing for patients in the community we serve. Services are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The laboratory departments are staffed with nationally certified clinical technical specialists, medical laboratory technologists, medical laboratory technicians and histotechnicians.
Commonly requested documents - such a standard laboratory request and testing catalogs - are available for download.
Find scheduling information for CME opportunities in 2009/2010. Continuing medical education seminars provide information on the latest advances in the treatment of disease. For more information, call Judy Feintuch at 573.815.3498.
Drug Information Service
The Pharmacy Department at Boone Hospital offers a Drug Information Service (DIS), which utilizes the latest electronic database technology and provides reliable, concise, and timely drug information to physicians and other health care professionals. DIS, uses a Micromedex, compact disc database, which includes Drugdex, Identidex and Martindale's (international) references. Information requested can either be faxed or mailed and service is available 24 hours a day. Contact DIS at 573.815.3201.
In a health care setting, people may face significant opportunity, uncertainty, and conflict regarding their deepest values. Boone Hospital Center maintains an Ethics Program in the form of an Ethics Committee and an Ethics Consult Team to help patients, their family and friends, hospital staff, and physicians make the best of these situations.
The Ethics Committee, an interdisciplinary group of professionals with knowledge and skills in applied ethics, meets regularly to plan education activities, review cases, and keep ongoing attention on enhancing ethical decision-making at BHC.
The Ethics Consult Team provides on-call support to anyone who anticipates more involved ethical needs, who is working through an ethically challenging situation, or who needs debriefing after such a situation. A consultation or debriefing can be initiated by calling the hospital switchboard and asking for the Ethics Contact Person on call.
Boone Hospital Center is a member of the Regional Medical Library Network and is committed to providing quality information to the health professions. Computer produced literature searches of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLARS databases are available upon request. MEDLINE, CANCERLIT, and the Cochrane Library of Evidence Based Medicine are among the databases accessed most frequently. Search results, as well as copies of journal articles, or medical textbook information, can be faxed or mailed upon request. On the BHC Intranet, several searchable databases are available; hundreds of journals are also accessible. In addition, the Intranet's library section includes a CME Center. Several options for free interactive CME are available here. For more information, or to request searches or articles, contact Boone's medical library by phone 573.815.3504 or fax 573.815.2629.
Oncology Data Services (Cancer Registry)
The Cancer Registry is a data system used to monitor all types of cancer diagnosed and/or treated at Boone Hospital Center. The main objective of the Cancer Registry is to provide accurate and useful data to enable physicians to evaluate and improve care of the cancer patient. Complete information about the current health status of each patient is obtained annually by reviewing readmission records and contacting physicians, or if that is not possible, through direct patient contact. The ability of the Cancer Registrar to extract meaningful data for physician studies is totally dependent upon the cooperation of those physicians contacted. The Cancer Registry staff encourages the medical staff, referring physicians, and other hospital professionals to take advantage of the valuable information maintained in the Registry. Contact the Cancer Registry at 573.815.3821 or 573.815.6079.
The Physician Directory is a new feature for boone.org, taking the place of Find a Doc, a limited physician search tool. All physicians with privileges at Boone - be they active, consulting or senior staff - are now listed online. Contact information, photos, education and insurance information (if part of the referral system) are provided to the public, hospital and office staff.
We invite physicians to review their records during this initial launch. If you should have any questions or corrections to the information, please contact us online or by phone at 573.815.8000. Have the switchboard connect you with the webmaster. Your information and photo can be updated at anytime.
Those with questions about physician referral specifically (commonly referred to as SharpFocus), please contact Angela Shultz at 573.815.3391.
All physicians are encouraged to attend tumor boards, which are held at noon weekly (except the 5th Wednesday) in the Broadway Medical Plaza Large Conference Room. In addition, physicians may request case presentations for their patients by notifying the cancer registrars. Occasionally, rather than case presentations, tumor boards deal with cancer related topics (i.e. screening for cancer, follow up of the cancer patient, etc.). If a physician wants to be notified of these special tumor boards, please contact the cancer registrars at 573.815.3821 or 573.815.6079. This is a CME activity designated for one hour of Category I AMA/PRA credit.