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CHRT report: Cost drives consumers purchasing coverage on individual Health Insurance Marketplace

May 19th, 2015
A report released by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows that individuals selecting health coverage in Michigan are making their buying decision based on costs more than choice of physicians and network size. The report, “Health Plan Selection: Factors Influencing Michiganders’ Choice of Health Insurance,” shows that consumers purchasing individual health insuranceRead more

Health care’s future leaders: U-M Medical School graduates 165th class

May 15th, 2015
Today, 181 future health care leaders will graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School, one of the largest classes in the school’s history. Read more about the graduating class, including the first U-M medical graduates to complete a specific concentration focused on global health and disparities. And, see our blog post about the unique tradition of the U-M Medical School graduation diploma.Read more

UMHS among first in nation to use new device for stroke prevention

May 14th, 2015
WATCHMAN offers patients with atrial fibrillation alternative to warfarin therapy The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is among the first heart centers in the nation to use the WATCHMAN implant to help prevent stroke among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, resulting in a too fast or irregular heartRead more

UMHS staff receive grief relief with programs, support

May 12th, 2015
Like many UMHS faculty and staff who work in clinical care settings, the nurses, technicians and administrative staff on the 8D Progressive Care unit at University Hospital experience loss and grief on a regular basis. The 20-bed, 24-hour unit provides care for acutely ill medical-surgical patients as well as patients in transition from the intensiveRead more

U-M looks to improve medical education with innovative Google Glass technology

May 12th, 2015
Imagine a group of medical students, gloves on, instruments in hand, deep in concentration during a dissection in the anatomy lab. Without having to put down their instruments, or even look up, the students can pull up reference materials to support their learning. This scenario was the shared vision of faculty members in the DepartmentRead more

Award season at UMHS? Health System continues to receive recognition in many areas

May 8th, 2015
Award season is a year-round event at the U-M Health System as our institution is continually recognized for outstanding work in a variety of disciplines and areas. Just last month, we earned ‘Straight A’s’ for Patient Safety from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score. We are one of only 182 hospitals in the country to have gottenRead more

In Celebration of Nursing: Recognize National Nurses Week May 6-12

May 6th, 2015
A message from Margaret Calarco, Ph.D., RN, senior associate director and chief of Nursing Services As we recognize National Nurses Week, I want to thank our dedicated nursing community for their many important contributions to patients, their families, and our profession. For more than 100 years, nurses at Michigan have made local, national and internationalRead more

One Day Closer event to explore advances in cancer research

May 4th, 2015
One of Ann Arbor’s most exciting educational events is back. One Day Closer gives individuals and families an up-close look at one of the world’s leading cancer research facilities and what its internationally-recognized scientists and colleagues are doing to discover the cure for cancer. Scientists in the Translational Oncology Program at the University of Michigan relentlessly pursue one goal:Read more

Fostering Innovation Grants deadline extended to May 6

May 1st, 2015
The Fostering Innovation Grants team has received many great submissions and ideas this round, but is hoping to see even more. FIGs has extended its deadline for submitting grants to Wednesday, May 6. Apply here to receive seed funding for 1-2 year pilot projects. Since 2005, FIGs has awarded funding to more than 230 projects and distributed $1.4M inRead more