July 2016 Bulletin

New Seattle Children’s Patient View Allows Access to Your Patients’ Seattle Children’s Medical Records

Non–Seattle Children’s referring physicians, other licensed referring healthcare practitioners and their support staff can now access their patients’ Seattle Children’s medical records.

In June, Seattle Children’s launched Seattle Children’s Patient View (SCPV), a secure, password-protected internet portal that allows you to follow your patients’ progress by viewing content from the electronic medical record used by Seattle Children’s providers.

This free, convenient service provides access to records of patients with whom you have an established treatment relationship recorded in Seattle Children’s system. You can also access your patients’ radiology reports, although images are not available at this time. Records of patients who are referred to Seattle Children’s by other clinicians in your practice location are also accessible.

Other benefits of SCPV include:

  • Patient records are available within 48 hours of being dictated, transcribed and uploaded. This will save you time in requesting and receiving faxed or mailed records. Printed records are not mailed or faxed until they are authenticated by the attending physician(s) (this can take up to two weeks to be received by mail or fax).
  • You will have access to records that include:
    • Lab results
    • Dictated notes and transcripts
    • Medication lists
    • Radiology reports

Here’s how to enroll:

  • Download the SCPV registration form (XLS) and complete it on your computer.
  • Submit the form via email as an attachment to gateway@seattlechildrens.org. We recommend you save it to your computer first.
  • If email isn’t an option for you, print and fax the completed form to 206-985-3118.
  • A group administrator will need to be designated and will be responsible for providing verification for continued access for each of the members of the group account.
  • Once you are provisioned for an SCPV account, you will receive a welcome email explaining the identity verification steps required to establish a user ID and password for SCPV access.

To learn more or sign up, visit the Seattle Children’s Patient View website.


Seattle Children’s Welcomes New Vice President, Medical Affairs

Ruth McDonald, MD, has been promoted to vice president, Medical Affairs, effective July 1. Most recently, she served as Seattle Children’s pediatrician-in-chief. She has also served as associate vice chair for clinical affairs and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM).

McDonald will remain a professor and faculty member at UWSOM and will continue to see nephrology patients at Seattle Children’s.

In her new role, McDonald will work closely with Seattle Children’s hospital and medical staff leadership. She will also oversee several key departments, including Maintenance of Certification, and become the co-chair of the Utilization Review committee. She will report to Mark Del Beccaro, MD, chief medical officer.

Bruder Stapleton, MD, senior vice president and chief academic officer, will take on the duties of pediatrician-in-chief. He has named Karen Murray, MD, division chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, as vice chair for clinical affairs.


Grand Rounds for August 2016 (CME Credit Available)

Upcoming Grand Rounds

  • August 4: Autism and the Molecular Biology of the Social Brain
  • August 11: Kids These Days… Novel Ways to Get High
  • August 18: Enhancing Patient Safety Through Simulation-Based Teamwork Training
  • August 25: Pediatric Pancreatitis

Watch Past Grand Rounds Online

  • Down Syndrome: Developmental, Medical and Neuroanatomic Determinants of Behavior
  • Dystonia in Childhood: Recent Advances and Ongoing Challenges
  • Susceptibility to HIV-1: Insights at the Convergence of Genetics and Epidemiology
  • Global WACh Presents: New Horizons in Global Pediatrics and How You Can Get Involved
  • Physical Activity and Outdoor Play in Early Childhood: Benefits for Health and Learning

For Provider Grand Rounds information, visit our website.


Everett CME: Lesser-Known Facts About Psychotropic Drugs

  • Presented by John Dunne, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Thursday, July 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Snohomish County PUD Training Center, 2320 California Ave., Everett
  • Free Category 2 CME credit is available.
  • Light dinner will be served. RSVP to Emily Rice.

Register Now for Seattle Children’s Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course

The Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support curriculum is intended to introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill/injured pediatric patients to physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses and other healthcare providers who may or may not be skilled in critical care but who must care for such patients during early stabilization and in anticipation of the arrival of an intensivist or specialist, or pending transfer to a tertiary center.


New Medical Staff and Allied Health Professionals for July 2016

Medical Staff

  • Susanne Block, MD, Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care, Pediatrics
  • Mary Jennings, DDS, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, Dentistry

Allied Health Professionals

  • Cara Clark, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Neonatology
  • Annie Meyers, CRNA, Seattle Children's, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Ashley Nordell, ARNP, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Hematology-Oncology
  • Shannon Rivard, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Mina Vafaeezadeh, ARNP, Seattle Children's, Hematology-Oncology