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Michigan Medicine honored as one of nation’s ‘Most Wired’ health care organizations

November 15, 2021

Michigan Medicine was once again recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care organizations by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations use advanced technologies in clinical and business programs to improve the health of their communities. Health systems are recognized for their innovative and impactful use of technology. “Receiving this award represents the ongoing efforts of our IT staff to achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes, and keep us at the forefront of healthcare technology,” said Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., Michigan Medicine’s…

Risk of PTSD, anxiety, loneliness after COVID-19 hospitalization; 5 ways to prepare your child for the COVID-19 vaccine — and more health stories

November 10, 2021

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Michigan Health Lab blog Risk of PTSD, anxiety, loneliness after COVID-19 hospitalizationBiased tech could determine who gets life saving therapyWhich older adults are getting their flu shots and COVID-19 boosters?For psoriasis, molecular signature in healthy-appearing skin may be best predictor of response to anti-TNF treatment Michigan Health blog Daylight Saving Time an opportunity to catch up on sleep20 things…

U-M Health earns another ‘A’ for hospital safety

November 10, 2021

Congratulations to U-M Health, which has once again proven to excel in providing safe care to patients and community members. The organization earned another “A” from the Leapfrog Group for its hospital safety efforts. It has received the highest score in every cycle since the grading began in 2012. That’s 20 consecutive A’s! Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades (formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores) are assigned to nearly 3,000 general acute-care hospitals across the nation twice annually. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses more than 30 national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and information from other…

Photos: First children ages 5-11 at Michigan Medicine receive COVID-19 vaccine

November 9, 2021

Hail to the Little Victors ages 5-11 who were the first to receive their COVID-19 vaccines at Michigan Medicine! These amazing kids and their families were proud to do their part in…

Can drinking coffee lead to a healthier liver? Why you need the flu vaccine this year more than ever — and more health stories

November 4, 2021

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Health Lab Biased tech could determine who gets life- saving therapyStarting mammograms at 40 would reduce disparities in deaths for Black womenResearchers find promising new approach to stop intestinal problems caused by immune cellsPatients with rare scleroderma have deadlier organ damage, despite getting standard treatmentCan drinking coffee lead to a healthier liver?Transplants for alcohol-related liver inflammation surge during pandemicAI…

20 things to know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12

November 3, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7yEB0hVH3M It’s the pandemic milestone many families have been waiting for: a COVID-19 vaccine to protect younger kids. Both the Federal Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have officially approved emergency authorization for kids ages 5-11 to receive Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. The approval paves the way for roughly 28 million more kids to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination across the United States and comes at a pivotal moment with schools reopened and the highly contagious Delta variant affecting more children. University of Michigan Health will begin offering vaccination to children ages 5-11 at COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics beginning…

Emergency Management Operations, Maintenance, Emergency Department hold hazardous material drill

October 28, 2021

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, Emergency Management Operations, Maintenance and the Emergency Department held a hazardous material decontamination drill outside of Adult Emergency Services. Staff set up the tent, put on the gear and took a medical mannequin through the entire emergency decontamination process from start to finish. Michigan Medicine Security supervisors, house managers, clinical leaders and others were invited to observe the process and learn. This is important to practice because a hazardous material exposure is possible in every community — a tanker could crash, there could be an accident in a research lab, etc. At Michigan Medicine, it is…

Experts answer your most pressing COVID-19 questions; A guide to picking insurance for 2022 — and more health stories

October 28, 2021

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! Experts answer your most pressing COVID-19 questionsFrom the ICU to IronwomanA third of children ages 7-9 use social media apps  Picking health insurance for 2022? Check this guide to avoid a common mistakeAmong physicians, men make more than women. How do we change that?Resident stories: Challenges and lessons learned caring for diverse, vulnerable populations in the ERTreatment enhances anti-leukemia…

‘It’s being a part of a group no one wants to be a part of’

October 28, 2021

In October 2018, Lilly Pritula, a patient at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, was concerned when she noticed she wasn’t feeling her baby’s usual movement and decided to see her doctor right…