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Joint Commission to survey VAD program today

March 14, 2016

The Cardiovascular Center Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program will be undergo a re-certification survey, by the Joint Commission today . The reviewer is expected to be on site at approximately 8 a.m. The visit will continue tomorrow Tuesday, March 15. This survey is to re-certify the VAD program for its advanced certification for disease specific care; a requirement for Medicare reimbursement. One surveyor will be on-site going through a Joint Commission review utilizing tracer methodology; which includes interviewing faculty and staff that interact with VAD patients and reviewing educational competencies (checking blue folders for staff). This survey will be focused primarily…

Help decide what U-M researchers should study next!

March 14, 2016

Ever wished you could tell scientists and doctors to study a question YOU want answers to? Now you can. WellSpringboard.org, a site that recently launched where anyone can suggest a specific…

Global Health Symposium

March 11, 2016

Go global without leaving Ann Arbor! UMSNs three-day Symposium on Global Health takes place April 5 – 7, 2016. Connect with and be inspired by international leaders in health on topics including innovations in global health, workforce development, access to care and much more. The event includes presentations, panel discussions, networking, and poster presentations. You can earn up to 10 nursing contract hours based on attendance. April 5: Annual Research Day (Sheraton Ann Arbor) U-M faculty, students, and university health care professionals are invited to share the impact of their research, while hearing new perspectives and forging collaborative partnerships. Event…

EMERSE Search Engine Accesses ‘Untapped Data’ In EHR Clinician Notes

March 2, 2016

More than 12 billion words. That’s how much text is locked in the “free text” portion of electronic medical records at UMHS. And the standard way to access those words is…

Fendrick testifies before U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee

February 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  On Tuesday, February 23rd, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, V-BID Center Director, will testify before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel. Dr. Fendrick will discuss how…

First-ever Annual Report released

February 17, 2016

First-ever Annual Report Released For UMHS, 2015 was a banner year for innovative advances in patient care, education, and research.  The organization just released for the first time a high-level annual…

U-M researcher receives $6.5M grant to target cancer stem cells

February 8, 2016

What would you do if you had the money? For Max S. Wicha, M.D., the answer was clear. And now the National Cancer Institute has given him the money. Wicha has received…

U-M researcher receives $6.5M grant to target cancer stem cells

February 8, 2016

What would you do if you had the money? For Max S. Wicha, M.D., the answer was clear. And now the National Cancer Institute has given him the money. Wicha has received…

U-M researcher receives $6.5M grant to target cancer stem cells

February 8, 2016

What would you do if you had the money? For Max S. Wicha, M.D., the answer was clear. And now the National Cancer Institute has given him the money. Wicha has received…