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People with High-Deductible Plans Aren’t Acting Like Savvy Consumers

More and more Americans have health insurance that requires them to open their wallets for the first few thousand dollars’ worth of care they receive every year, before the insurance coverage kicks in. But a new study suggests that despite the rise in these high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), most Americans who ...

Hey, Wanna Go to the PechaKucha on November 10?

Pecha-wha?? A reasonable response. A PechaKucha is a Japanese term for chitchat. It is also an informal, fun gathering that brings together community and experts, who present engaging, lively stories in less than 7 minutes. This event, titled Improving Health and Wellness by Linking Communities, will be held at the State Room on ...

Researchers Identify Protein that Plays Key Role in Diabetic Blindness

For millions of Americans, their world is dissolving into an unrecognizable blur. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease affecting one-third of the estimated 30 million Americans who struggle with diabetes. As the patients’ vision slowly fades, it never recovers and few treatments are available. Researchers at University of Utah Health have ...

Care for the Smallest Patients Earns Carrie Byington a Spot in National Academy of Medicine

Carrie Byington, MD, the former Vice Dean of the School of Medicine Academic Affairs & Faculty Development and professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah Health whose world-class work as a clinician researcher in pediatric infectious disease, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Byington is currently ...

$24 Million NIH Grant Funds HIV Research at U of U Health-Led CHEETAH Center

University of Utah Health received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewal grant to continue funding for the Center for the Structural Biology of Cellular Host Elements in Egress, Trafficking, and Assembly of HIV (CHEETAH). This $24 million grant, which will be distributed over five years, will empower research efforts ...

Bariatric Surgery Offers Long-term Weight Loss and Diabetes Benefits

As the obesity epidemic continues, many severely overweight patients are turning to gastric bypass surgery to promote weight loss. A new study shows that patients reap a number of health benefits that persist long-term. They not only maintain weight loss but also have a lower incidence of diabetes and high ...

Treating CMV, a Virus More Prevalent than Zika, Could Prevent Hearing Loss in Children

Listen to an interview with Dr. Albert Park on the Scope Radio about newborns and CMV A National Institutes of Health-supported nationwide clinical trial will test a novel approach to combat hearing loss in children infected by a relatively unknown virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV is the leading non-genetic cause of hearing ...

Boosting a Lipid Fuel Makes Mice Less Sensitive to the Cold

When grandpa nudges the settings on the thermostat, there’s likely a good reason. Humans, like other animals, become more sensitive to cold with age. Now, scientists from University of Utah Health report that delivering a single dose of a nutritional supplement called L-carnitine to older mice restores a youthful ability ...

Health Care Transformation


Transparency and Trust – Online Patient Reviews of Physicians

(January 19, 2017) Examining review site giant Yelp’s entrance into health care, University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., says transparent, validated data about health care system performance “has the power to change the culture of health care.” The question is, how should information be shared, and by whom.

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She’s Calling for a Health Care Revolution. The Radical First Step: Listen to Patients.

(October 17, 2016) During the past decade, University of Utah Health Care has “repeatedly challenged the conventions of medical care and upended the relationships between doctors and patients,” Casey Ross reports. Now CEO Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is calling for another revolution: defining value according to terms that matter to patients.

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The U’s Health Care System – the World is Paying Attention

(October 10, 2016) “There’s something extraordinary going on at the University of Utah Health Care system that’s promising to revolutionize the way medical care is priced and delivered not only here, but throughout the world – and the world is paying attention,” wrote the Deseret News editorial board in recognizing University of Utah Health Care’s top ranking in the nation for quality.

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University of Utah Health Sciences

University of Utah Health is an economic engine unlike any other in Utah. With more than 14,000 faculty and staff it is one of the state's largest employers and contributes millions of dollars in net tax revenue to Utah every year. But University of Utah Health's impact goes beyond the balance sheet. Its bottom line includes the health and well being of Utah residents in every corner of the state and from all walks of life.

University of Utah Health is the only university health care system in the state of Utah and provides patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. It is also the training ground for most of Utah's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals.

Named as one of theTop 10 in QualityBy University Health System Consortium for six years in a row

Named the No. 1 hospital in Utah by U.S. News and World Report

Half our providers rank in the top 10%, and a quarter rank in the top 1% for patient satisfaction

Health Sciences Received$270 Million In GrantsDuring Fiscal Year 2015