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Improving quality and patient safety: Q&A with Steven J. Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H. 

October 9, 2017

Headlines recently caught up with Steven J. Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H., the chief quality officer at Michigan Medicine. Bernstein discussed the work of the Quality Department — restructured in 2016 — and…

U-M launches new Precision Health research initiative

October 4, 2017

U-M has launched a new initiative to harness campus-wide research aimed at finding personalized solutions to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities.Precision Health at the University of Michigan will bring together researchers from across the university to facilitate this new and exciting type of research.U-M President Mark Schlissel announced the new initiative Tuesday during his annual Leadership Breakfast.“The University of Michigan is perfectly positioned to be a global leader in precision health because of our spectacular breadth and collaborative ethos. We have faculty excellence across all the related disciplines, and schools, colleges, institutes and departments that are…

Looking back and forward, President Schlissel stresses U-M’s impact on society

October 4, 2017

Whether it is in areas of sustainability or diversity, new medical frontiers or the fight…

Quality time: Organization to celebrate accomplishments throughout October

October 3, 2017

October is Quality Month at Michigan Medicine, a time to celebrate the hard work, collaboration and accomplishments of teams across the organization who successfully made process improvements aimed at enabling colleagues…

Watch President Schlissel’s Leadership Breakfast remarks live

October 2, 2017

U-M President Mark Schlissel will outline his vision and priorities to university leaders on Tuesday morning. Faculty, staff and students may watch the breakfast by clicking here starting at 8 a.m. with President's Schlissel's remarks at 8:30 a.m. The event is open to invited university leaders in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business' Robertson Auditorium.

Adapting technology to enhance Michigan Medicine’s mission: Q&A with Ranjit Aiyagari, M.D.

September 26, 2017

Last month, Ranjit Aiyagari, M.D. was announced as chief medical information officer for Michigan Medicine. Aiyagari oversees the Office of Clinical Informatics (OCI) and works closely with the organization’s chief information…

Last call: Apply for mini-grants to support diversity, equity and inclusion on campus

September 22, 2017

Members of the Michigan Medicine community have one more week to apply for mini-grants to help promote diversity, equity and inclusion in their unit or department. The mini-grants — offered by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) — are aimed at supporting the organization’s goal of creating a climate where everyone feels welcomed and supported. That’s because a diversity of perspectives leads to a more enriching and beneficial environment for patients, families, colleagues and students. All faculty, staff and learners can apply for a mini-grant for up to $5,000. With each application, OHEI is looking for creative approaches…

New patient placement algorithm aims to improve patient flow

September 21, 2017

Most patients probably don’t give much thought to how they’re assigned to a hospital bed at Michigan Medicine — but behind-the-scenes, a complex process is at work. “Admitting a patient to…

Fostering a culture of collaboration

September 19, 2017

Patient safety is a top priority for everyone at Michigan Medicine, and the Daily Management System — or DMS — helps keep quality and safety an…