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April 28, 2017 News Headlines

Cancer survivor James Conner awaits new challenge: Being drafted from Pitt into NFL
Source: USA Today
April 25, 2017
… So, the week before the combine, Conner went to his oncologist, Stanley Marks, in Pittsburgh. …

How patient portals can improve patient engagement
Source: Healthcare Dive
April 27, 2017
… University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is also expanding the features and functionality of its portal, MyUPMC, with access to physician notes for internal medicine patients and access to educational materials that physicians prescribe through the EHR, says Tami Minnier, chief quality officer at UPMC. ...

Mass casualty exercise in Williamsport to stage simultaneous emergencies
Source: The Patriot-News
April 27, 2017
… The events comprise the annual mass casualty exercise of UPMC Susquehanna Health that "will help us better prepare to keep our community safe," said its emergency preparedness coordinator, James W. Slotterback. …

Local teen's drawing wins cover spot in national calendar contest
Source: The Inter-Mountain
April 28, 2017
… Moats also is working with specialists at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and she had a series of pre-transplant evaluation appointments earlier this month. …

Speaker: finding common ground key to respect
Source: Toledo Blade
April 28, 2017
… Mrs. Singleton was the first chief inclusion and diversity officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …
 
DARPA program manager gives keynote presentation at AAD ...

Source: Healio
April 27, 2017
… Richard McGough III, MD, chief of the Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, described the case of Johnny Matheny, a transhumeral amputee whose left arm was amputated in 2008 due to cancer. ...

Donated liver saved man's life
Source: Zanesville Times Recorder
April 27, 2017
… He found out he had congenital liver disease was put on the waiting list for a liver in October 1991 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

Gene expression profile improves ID of high-risk melanoma
Source: Medical Xpress
April 27, 2017
… Laura K. Ferris, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues compared the accuracy of the GEP in combination with risk determined using the web-based AJCC Individualized Melanoma Patient Outcome Prediction Tool for 205 stage I/II cutaneous melanomas. ...

Telestroke Treatment With IV tPA: How Long Is the Window of ...
Source: Neurology Advisor
April 27, 2017
… The researchers performed a retrospective review of patients who received IV tPA via telestroke at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from January 2014 to June 2016. ...

Tech giants back startup Arsanis with $45.5M toward fighting infections
Source: Healthcare Dive
April 27, 2017
… Since entering the wearables market in 2014, Microsoft has teamed with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to create care delivery products and partnered with TwistBioScience on DNA digital data storage, among other healthcare endeavors. ...

Verizon funds robots for senior project
Source: New Castle News
April 28, 2017
… For his senior project, Colaluca created a Go Fund Me account to provide robots for hospitalized youth at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. ...

South Union see business growth in 2016
Source: Uniontown Herald Standard
April 28, 2017
… Construction plans were approved last year for a UPMC Cancer Center at the intersection of Matthew Drive Extension and Mary Lou Wood Drive in the business park ...

Highmark May Be Dropping MedExpress From Its Coverage
Source: CBS Pittsburgh
April 27, 2017
… While MedExpress has contracts with 38 health insurance companies in Pennsylvania, including UPMC, Sorice says MedExpress wants “to remain in network with them [Highmark].” ...

Student Donates Jared Boxes to UPMC Susquehanna
Source: NorthcentralPa.com
April 27, 2017
… Charlotte Rebuck, a student from Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Lock Haven, recently donated 396 Jared Boxes to UPMC Susquehanna. …
 
New Pennsylvania law requires hospitals to educate caregivers upon patient discharg
Source: Becker's Hospital Review
April 27, 2017
... "We recognize [that upon discharge from a hospital] many patients are groggy or don't feel well, or maybe they're older and it's difficult to remember things when you get home," said Connie Feiler, senior manager for patient education at Pittsburgh-based UPMC, according to the Post-Gazette. …

Photo: Good Guy Malik Hooker Visits Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh on Day of NFL Draft
Source: Eleven Warriors
April 27, 2017
… But on the morning of perhaps the biggest day in his life, Hooker took some time to give back. He went to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and visited with patients. …

UPMC sues health plan co-owned by Highmark, claims insurer ...
Source: Becker's Hospital Review
April 27, 2017
… Pittsburgh-based UPMC is accusing Pittsburgh-based Gateway Health Plan of cutting payments for care provided at UPMC hospitals, according to TribLive. …

Price at Health Datapalooza: 'Rules of the road' are needed for 'true interoperability’
Source: Healthcare Dive
April 27, 2017
…Legacy EHR vendors, health IT companies and several healthcare organizations, such as Partners Healthcare and UPMC, have embarked on their own push to bring down barriers to interoperability over the past few years. …

Provider-Owned Health Plans Adopt Interoperability Standards
Source: HealthPayerIntelligence.com
April 27, 2017
… Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Providence Health Plan and UPMC Health Plan have completed testing and have been awarded the CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) certification. ...

Air-Powered Wheelchair Goes Like The Wind
Source: Hackaday
April 28, 2017
… Being weatherproof is one thing, but taking one to a waterpark is another thing entirely. Fear not, for The University of Pittsburgh has the answer: the air-powered wheelchair. …

Gender differences in symptoms and diagnoses of depression emerge at age 12, study finds
Source: News-Medical.net
April 28, 2017
… The gender gap was evident in the earliest data studied by co-authors Hyde; Rachel Salk, now a postdoctoral fellow in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Lyn Abramson, a professor of psychology at UW-Madison. …

Blinded Me With Science!
Source: Montgomery County Sentinel
April 28, 2017
… Patricia Stan, 25, a neuroscience doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh, explained that research funding affects her directly. ...

Poll: Even Teens Need Social Media Breaks
Source: PCMag
April 27, 2017
… Meanwhile, a separate study from scientists at the University of Pittsburgh recently found that the more time young adults spend on social media, the more likely they are to feel isolated. ...

GMC recognizes sports medicine pioneer
Source: Gwinnettdailypost.com
April 27, 2017
… In 1985, Fu helped establish the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Sports and Preventive Medicine Institute. …
 
What to do on Draft Day? For Hooker, it was to visit Children's Hospital
Source: New Castle News
April 28, 2017
… Kyree didn’t know who Hooker was when he approached her at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. ...

Malik Hooker spends draft day visiting hospital patients
Source: 247Sports
April 28, 2017
... Hooker, who is expected to be an early-first round selection, chose to spend the day where he'll finally receive payment for playing football visiting patients at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. …

Pitt Pharmacy’s OverdoseFreePA Project Expands
Source: Inside Life Changing Medicine (blog)
April 26, 2017
… “We really have to work together to resolve and reduce these use disorders in our culture and the stigma associated with this issue,” said Dr. Jan Pringle, director of Program Evaluation Research Unit, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. …

Symptoms and Treatment Methods for Sleep Apnea
Source: Inside Life Changing Medicine (blog)
April 25, 2017
… We asked Dr. Deepa Burman, medical director of the UPMC McKeesport Portable Sleep Study Program, about symptoms and treatment methods for sleep apnea – a serious sleep disorder that occurs when airways are obstructed during sleep. …

Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Source: Inside Life Changing Medicine (blog)
April 21, 2017
… Shapiro is a patient at the UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and part of the IBD connect program, which supports system those struggling with Crohn’s disease or colitis. …

 

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