Posted on August 22, 2017
The online journal Michigan Video Abstracts (MVA) is pleased to announce the publication of its second issue showcasing the work of respected U-M faculty from the biomedical sciences field.
MVA aims to inspire scientists, researchers and the public by introducing the experts behind innovative biomedical research through short videos.
In “The Changing Face of Critical Care Cardiology,” Shashank S. Sinha, M.D., M.Sc., house officer in internal medicine, division of cardiovascular medicine, clinical fellow for advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation, and research fellow for the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, shared the origins of cardiac critical care, how things have changed over the past several decades, how the underlying patient population in the modern cardiac intensive care unit has changed over time, and discussed where the discipline is headed.
The video complements a recently published manuscript entitled “Changes in Primary Noncardiac Diagnoses Over Time Among Elderly Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Patients in the United States.”
This issue also features a series of videos from James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine, professor of internal medicine and learning health sciences, past dean of the U-M Medical School. He talked about caring for and learning from patients, what led him to a career medical education, big data vs. the physiologic model of medicine, becoming a dean to highly-ranked medical school, the new medical school curriculum, and advice for young people.
In “An Educational Perspective on the Learning Health System,” Johmarx Patton, M.D., M.H.I., director of education informatics and technologies, Health Information Technology & Services, discussed the goals of the learning health system: putting actionable knowledge into the right person’s hands at the right time so they may make an informed decision, and learning how to take advantage of the ever-increasing volume of patient data that is being generated as health care becomes increasingly digital.