BSN Headline News for January 19, 2015
Today’ top story is a Culture of Security. Sound familiar? Well it should.
On our November 24th edition of BSN Headline News, we brought you the story of Bon Secours’ efforts in creating a Culture of Security at BSHSI.
Our goal then was to raise awareness of the electronic challenges facing large organizations like Bon Secours.
News outlets are full of credit card information compromises from hackers…
Theft of personnel and financial information like Sony…or,
Even spammers or phishers trying to get your personal information.
We know it’s happening, but what is Bon Secours doing about it?
Enter a Culture of Security.
And one of our initial steps in that direction is coming this month.
And it will involve you, so listen up.
On January 21st, 2015 between the hours of 1 AM and 5 AM, the Enterprise Data Center has scheduled downtime to perform updates and upgrades on many enterprise systems.
So, what does that mean for you?
Well, during the downtime, services supported by the EDC will not be available.
Now it is scheduled during the night, but healthcare does not sleep. So it will affect many.
We have a partial list…on your screen now…of many of the services that will not be available during that downtime.
This is not a complete list, but you can get the complete list by visiting the Downtime Site on IRIS.
Interfaces into ConnectCare
EDC Windsor File shares (those that start with \ads)
Now there are some services that will not be affected.
Help Desk Phones
Business Community Access or BCA Web
So, to repeat, on January 21st, 2015 between the hours of 1 AM and 5 AM, the Enterprise Data Center has scheduled downtime to perform important updates and upgrades.
If you have questions, please contact eISSC.
Their email address is in Outlook or write it down now. It’s eISSC@BSHSI.org.
Bon Secours’ Culture of Security…designed to keep our information and our patients medical records safe and secure.
In other news, Moody’s affirms Bon Secours Health System’s A3 rating.
Which means BSHSI’s outlook remains positive…or what we like to call a Future Filled with Hope.
As you may know, bond rating agencies assess the credit-worthiness of a corporation’s debt issues and good ratings can help lower the interest rate paid by that organization.
Bon Secours leadership met with Moody’s in the fall of 2014 which helped affirm our A3 rating with a “Positive” outlook.
Now, Bon Secours has already received an A rating from Fitch Bond Rating…with a stable outlook.
The A3 rating (with a “Positive” outlook) from Moody’s affirms that Bon Secours is stronger than ever and that our Future Filled with Hope is not some pipe-drea.
All in all, Bon Secours’ bond ratings are at an above average quality grade.
Now to be clear, BSHSI has many challenges ahead…indirect debt, market fluctuations, days cash…all challenges moving forward.
Never the less, this is good news for Bon Secours and an important part of how we can continue to be good help to those in need.
Finally, it’s a new year and historically, every year more people resolve to get in better health than any other resolution.
Bon Secours Wellness understands the importance of good health and has come up with another great way employees with chronic conditions can better manage those conditions.
And the best part is…it’s free.
Let me explain.
If you have a chronic health condition like arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, some cancers, chronic back pain, diabetes to name a few…
and you are covered by a Bon Secours Medical Plan you can get free personal coaching for your chronic condition.
But wait, there’s more.
You can also earn a $300 Healthy Habit Incentive.
So here’s how it works.
If you are eligible, sign up for Aetna’s ActiveHealth by calling 855-231-1212…Monday thru Friday…8 AM to 8 PM…or Saturday between 9 AM and 2 PM…all times Eastern standard Time.
Now to earn the $300 Healthy Habit Incentive, you simply have to complete 6 coaching sessions with a personal nurse coach or earn 300 heart beat units…your coach can explain the details.
But the point is, you get to achieve your new year’s resolution and earn a $300 Healthy Habit Incentive.
Oh, by the way, you can also get the $300 Healthy Habit Incentive by participating in the digital coaching option.