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Teach-Back: What does your patient really understand?

September 13, 2016

Many leading health care organizations, such as the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, mandate the use of “Teach-Back” to ensure patients understand medication schedules, self-care instructions and the risks and benefits of therapies. Research has shown that utilizing the Teach-Back technique raises patient satisfaction, increases trust in health care providers and helps patients feel more relaxed. The Patient Education Center is providing in-service sessions to help clinicians master the skills and strategies of Teach-Back. The sessions are available by request to all units and areas that request it. To kick-off…

Stay up-to-date with iOS 10 and your AirWatch application

September 13, 2016

Please be advised that today Apple will be launching its new operating system, iOS 10, for all mobile devices. If you plan to update your mobile device to the newest version and are enrolled in AirWatch, please confirm that your version of AirWatch is up-to-date to prevent any issues, including unenrollment. Unenrollment would remove UMHS email from your device. It is always recommended to update the applications and operating system on your device to the latest version available. If you have been doing this regularly, there should be nothing for you to do and no impact. In order to confirm…

Medicine at Michigan seeks faculty publications, mobile apps

September 12, 2016

The Medicine at Michigan website seeks news of publications written or edited by faculty as well as faculty-developed health apps. If you are interested in submitting a publication, please send the title, a list of all U-M-affiliated co-authors/editors, publisher name and publication date. If possible, please also include a high-resolution image of the cover.  If submitting a mobile app, please send a short description of the purpose and intended audience of the app, a list of all U-M faculty involved, the app's badge, and links to iTunes and/or Google Play listings. Content is due to Lauren Crawford by Monday, Oct. 3 for inclusion on…

Reminder: Conference on Adolescent Health makes call for submissions

September 12, 2016

The UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative has issued a call for breakout sessions, oral research sessions and poster presentations for the annual Conference on Adolescent Health. Next year’s conference will take place…

Annual Diane Baker alumni lecture to focus on genetics counseling education

September 12, 2016

The U-M Genetic Counseling Program is proud to present a talk given by Lori Williamson Dean, MS, CGC. Williamson Dean is the assistant professor and chair of the Department of Genetic Counseling at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Williamson Dean's talk, which will take place this afternoon and serve as the 7th annual Diane Baker alumni lecture, will focus on providing access to genetics education and services. Attendees will learn from one of the forefront experts in the genetics education field. Williamson Dean worked to grow a vibrant genetic counseling community in an area that has natural geographic and…

Workshop: Publishing scholarly work using MedEdPORTAL

September 9, 2016

Are you interested in learning how to submit to peer-reviewed curriculum sites such as MedEdPORTAL? MedEdPORTAL Publications is an educational material repository that was designed to serve as a prestigious peer-reviewed publishing venue through which educators both receive recognition for their educational scholarship works and promote these works through worldwide dissemination.Join us for this session facilitated by Monica Lypson, MD, associate chief of staff of education, Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor.Following the first session you will be able to:Review “scholarship” as it relates to all types of learning materialsDiscuss the use of these peer-reviewed materials in your promotion and tenure processIdentify…

Workshop: We need more time! Learning effective time management skills

September 9, 2016

Do you have difficulty managing your time between clinical duties, grant writing, teaching and research? If so, you're not alone. We can't give you more hours in your day but we can help you to better prioritize, delegate and secure time for the things you need to do. This workshop provides field-tested tools and a straightforward, proven methodology for setting clear expectations, then engaging in the most productive work flow. Join us for this one day workshop facilitated by Linkage, Inc. Benefits and Outcomes Address and resolve the most common time management challenges within our health system setting Discover how to…

Prevent diabetes with proven lifestyle-change program

September 9, 2016

If you have prediabetes, getting type 2 diabetes isn't inevitable. In fact, prediabetes can often be reversed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of U.S. adults have prediabetes. However, it is estimated that 58 percent of new type 2 cases could have been prevented through proactive lifestyle changes. That's why the CDC recognizes the Diabetes Prevention Program, or DPP, as a first step to making changes in your life to prevent the disease, improve your health and feel more energized. Plus, U-M Premier Care members may be able to participate in the DPP program free of charge. If you want to learn more,…

Reminder: Hand hygiene policy prohibits artificial nail products

September 9, 2016

At UMHS, we are committed to the health and safety of our patients and employees. Because of this commitment, please be advised that the organization’s hand hygiene policy has been updated to reflect the inclusion of shellac as a type of gel/polish blend prohibited for employees whose work includes hands-on direct patient care. Other prohibited products include, but are not limited to: acrylic/gel nails, overlays, wraps, stickers and jewelry. Decorations and nail strengtheners that are not removable with standard nail polish remover are also prohibited. To review the entire UMHS hand hygiene policy, please click here. And if you’d like…