Academics & Research

Jun

18

Here to Stay: the Era of Telehealth

The trend of clinical health care in a patient's home is rapidly expanding. It is more convenient, easier to access, and consumer-centered. As diagnostics continue to improve, patients will be able to do more within their homes. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, only two percent of U of U Health providers had seen patients via telehealth. Now, 90 percent have.

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Jun

04

Equitably Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine

As we prepared to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients and providers, we aimed to do it rapidly but also equitably throughout the community we serve. As an institution, it was the first time using a data-driven approach to disparities of care. Today, we have a deeper understanding of our community through data.

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May

28

National Recognition for Medicaid Innovation

A partnership between the Healthy U Medicaid program and the Intensive Outpatient Clinic tailors care to the specific needs of medically complex patients, while reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. The Institute for Medicaid Innovation recognized this unique approach to high-risk care coordination as a model that can benefit other Medicaid-managed care populations.

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May

27

A Space for Enhanced Collaboration

Groundbreaking for the HELIX complex kicks off construction of a building where faculty and staff can more effectively teach, discover, and care as teams. As Workspace Taskforce Committee Chair Sam Finlayson explains, it points to the future of our success as an academic and clinical institution.

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May

26

COVID-19 Weekly Update, May 25, 2021

We are seeing continued slow declines across our state and nation in large part due to widespread vaccination efforts. We continue to encourage everyone to protect themselves and their neighbors by getting vaccinated.

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May

25

Eradicating Systemic Racism

The brutal murder of George Floyd one year ago awakened the reality of anti-Black racism across the country. As eyes have been opened to everyday racism, individuals and institutions are taking action to eradicate systemic racism. While University of Utah Health has made significant strides, we still have much more work to do to make permanent, lasting change.

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May

21

Sharing Stories & Moving Forward

‚ÄčAt the Moving Forward Town Hall on May 14, 2021, nearly 1,000 University of Utah Health students, staff, and faculty came together virtually to take a collective deep breath and share personal stories of joy, grief, and struggle from the last year. All these stories are of value and deserve to be heard. Sharing our experiences is important for recognizing where we have been, where we are, and where we intend to go together.

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May

13

Benning Medical Society Welcomes Three New Chairs

Rachel Hess, MD, MS, Louisa A. Stark, PhD, and Martin Tristani-Firouzi, MD, join U of U Health's prestigious H.A. and Edna Benning Medical Society in recognition of their demonstrated commitment to excellence in patient care, education, research, service, and collaboration.

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May

12

COVID-19 Weekly Update, May 11, 2021

We are finally seeing encouraging signs at the national level and a prolonged plateau in Utah of manageable levels of coronavirus. Our University Hospital realized a slight increase in COVID patients this week, but other hospitals across the state did not. We continue to encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and help us all bring this pandemic to a close.

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