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ICD-10 coding system coming soon to UMHS

July 13th, 2015
ICD-10 is a new version of codes used to identify diagnoses and procedures. The new version replaces ICD-9, which has been in use for more than 30 years. ICD-10, like ICD-9, will be used to code diagnoses for all types of patient care services. The new code set allows for the capture of more detailRead more

UMHHC awarded for excellence in information technology

July 10th, 2015
The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers received the 2015 Most Wired™ recognition from the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The award recognizes hospitals and health centers for excellence in adoption, implementation and use of information technology. “Achieving a robust and secure IT system throughout our institution is aRead more

U-M physicians join Institute of Medicine to recommend strong CPR training improvements

July 9th, 2015
The Institute of Medicine recently called for our nation’s health care system to foster a culture of action surrounding cardiac arrest, which means making sure more Americans know how to respond in such an emergency. As the estimated third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind cancer and heart disease, cardiac arrest is aRead more

Join a stimulating discussion to help you reach leadership greatness

July 8th, 2015
Register now for an opportunity to discuss medical innovation and cutting-edge ideas with the country’s top leaders in health care. The U-M Department of Pathology will host “Find Your Element: Traveling the Winding Road to Leadership in Health Care” on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Arthur Miller Theatre on 1226Read more

U-M study shows parents becoming more supportive of vaccines

July 7th, 2015
The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked parents in May how their views on vaccinations changed between 2014 and 2015 – during which two dozen measles outbreaks were reported in the U.S., including a multi-state outbreak traced to Disneyland. Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whoopingRead more

Review and update your outside interest disclosures in M-Inform

July 1st, 2015
U-M faculty, leaders, house officers, fellows and management staff are required to disclose all paid and unpaid job-related outside interests, activities and relationships in M-Inform annually. The outside interest disclosure period runs July 1 through July 31. Individuals required to annually disclose will receive email reminders from the M-Inform system until outside interest disclosures have been made.Read more

Medical students find a home at inaugural M-Home Olympics

June 30th, 2015
The 2016 Olympic summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are still a year away, but that didn’t stop Medical School students from getting an early jump — and run, and hit, and kick — on their schoolmates during a spirited multi-event competition May 29 at Elbel Field. The first annual M-Home House Olympics served asRead more

New annual mandatory on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety

June 29th, 2015
A new annual institutional mandatory for selected faculty and staff will open next month.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety training is required of all UMHHC faculty and staff who may enter University of Michigan Health System MRI facilities. The MRI Safety training is required to meet The Joint Commission new Imaging Standards effective July 1,Read more

U-M doctor practices teamwork in the operating room and on the field

June 24th, 2015
There’s a World Cup for soccer-playing physicians, and University of Michigan surgeon Dr. David Machado-Aranda will play defense for the U.S. as 18 countries including Germany, Brazil, Great Britain and Austria compete in the 2015 World Medical Football Championships. Before play begins June 28 in Long Beach, Calif., the Venezuelan-born physician shares what soccer has taught him aboutRead more