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UCLA Health Receives Award for Technologies that Improve Patient Outcomes

By Shadee Ashtari.

In March, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) awarded the 2018 HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence to UCLA Health for its progressive use of health care information technology (IT) to improve patient outcomes…
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UCD Health Is Ready: Health Information Exchange when Disaster Strikes

By Michael Marchant.

After the disastrous California wildfires, how did the many, many displaced people – separated from their local clinics, doctors’ offices, medical records, even medications – get care? How did providers and first responders treat them, when they…
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Young UC Merced Student Developing Smartphone Diagnostics for Alzheimer’s

Kumaran Akilan presented his research on using a smartphone to potentially diagnose Alzheimer's disease at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.

Alzheimer’s disease affects people all over the world and Kumaran Akilan’s family is no different.

As the first-year student from Cupertino waits to see if his grandfather’s mild cognitive impairment…
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For Children with Complex Medical Situations, A New Roadmap for Improving Health

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Children with severe disabilities, serious cognitive impairments and medically complex situations require more specialized health care during their lifetimes. But establishing a consistent way to identify their overall health needs and measure progress in meeting those needs has been an…
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Tom Andriola Talks AI in Healthcare

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Artificial Intelligence is already impacting our day-to-day lives, but in healthcare it may be truly life-changing.  AI applications are now being utilized in clinical research, drug development, insurance claims, diagnosis, and treatment.

Will Artificial Intelligence further dehumanize medicine and increase…
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Empowering UC Health Patients with Apple Health Records

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By Drs. Aaron Neinstein and Christopher Longhurst. In a major advance for patients, the nearly 5 million people who receive care annually at any of the University of California medical centers – including Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and…
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Hackathon Draws Fresh Ideas for Patient Engagement

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By Marissa Ventura. They came from across the country to dream up ideas, using technology, to improve patient engagement and their experience in today’s health-care system. Whether it involved crowd-sourcing, blockchain technology, or Alexa skills, more than 200 undergraduate and…
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Why Doctors Love Their Computers

UC San Diego Health Center and UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center

By Amy Sitapati, Brian Clay, and Marlene Millen. Thanks in no small part to digitization, medicine today is much different than the medicine of yesterday. Plenty has already been written about how electronic health record (EHR) systems amplify the time,…
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Product Toolkit Helps Project Teams Keep Value Top of Mind

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By Traci Farrell. In a university setting, custom application development teams can hit roadblocks when project sponsors, designers, and developers have different definitions of success. To try to circumvent this problem, the Design and Discovery team in UCSF School of…
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