Clinical Care

The role of friends and family during your treatment

You’ve probably heard the lyrics, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” In this week’s new Kids4Kids video, patients from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital talk about the important role their friends and families play in supporting them … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Clinical Care, Your Health & Wellness

Experts propose new approach to manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs

Technique called DICE empowers caregivers, patients & health providers to work together to reduce behavioral problems A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other … Continue reading

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Dr. James Ferrara presents Cancer Biology Research Seminar on April 23

The Cancer Biology Graduate Program is pleased to feature a seminar by James Ferrara, M.D., D.Sc, Ruth Heyn Professor of Pediatric Oncology, American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. Dr. Ferrara will present “Translational Research … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Basic Research, Clinical & Translational Research, Clinical Care, Research Seminars and Events

April 2014 Newsflash now available

Featured articles include: 1. Healthy Michigan Plan Effective April 1, 2014 2. Washtenaw Health Plan Updates 3. Plan First Program Ends June 30, 2014 4. ProCare Health Plan has a New Name – Harbor Health Plan 5. Medicaid Specialty Access … Continue reading

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Kellogg now offering routine eye exams in Taubman Center

You no longer have to go down the hill for an eye exam. The Kellogg Eye Center is now offering routine eye exams in its Inpatient Consultation Suite inside the Taubman Center (Floor B1, Room 100). Cherie A. Farkash, O.D., … Continue reading

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Improving safety for patients on warfarin therapy

Orthopaedic Surgery/Anticoagulation Service partnership helps meet National Patient Safety Goals for high-risk medication A partnership between the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Anticoagulation Service improves patient safety for orthopaedic patients who are on high-risk/high-alert Warfarin therapy. Post-operative Orthopaedic Surgery … Continue reading

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ICD-10 Delayed until 2015

On Tuesday April 1 President Obama signed into law a bill that requires the federal government to delay the adoption of ICD-10-CM/PCS for at least one year. The bill, H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, creates a … Continue reading

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A middle road for Medicaid expansion?

U-M team examines state-by-state navigation of the politics of health reform in JAMA article With the political divide over health care reform still strong going into this year’s elections, a new analysis of state-level decisions shows signs of an emerging … Continue reading

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UMHS policy on faxing protected health information

Unless your unit/department has established a more restrictive policy, protected health information (PHI) can be disclosed by fax, so long as you’re disclosing the information for a legitimate purpose (e.g. for continuity of the patients care, for billing, at the … Continue reading

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Becker’s Healthcare names U-M among “100 Great Hospitals in America”

The University of Michigan Health Systems was named to the 2014 Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Great Hospitals in America”. UMHS was only one of four hospitals in Michigan that was named to the list. The list represents the … Continue reading

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