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Study Evaluates How to Eliminate Telemedicine’s Virtual Waiting Room

June 1, 2022

UC San Diego Health conducted a 10-week study to evaluate how text messaging a link to patients when their doctor is ready provides a way to connect patients and doctors without relying on the virtual waiting room.

UC San Diego Receives $7.35 Million in Federal Community Project Funding

March 17, 2022

UC San Diego will receive $7.35 million in Community Project Funding as part of an appropriations bill approved by Congress on March 12.

UC San Diego Health Recognized by Vizient in 2021 Birnbaum Quality Leadership Performance Ranking

October 13, 2021

UC San Diego Health announces it has been recognized as a top performer in the 2021 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Annual Ranking by Vizient Inc.

UC San Diego Health Earns High Quality Marks, Saves Medicare Money

September 7, 2021

UC San Diego Health improved care for more than 32,000 Medicare beneficiaries in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Counties, and saved Medicare close to $7 million by utilizing population health technologies to exceed quality and cost goals in 2020.

UC San Diego Health Launches New Center to Spur Patient-Centered Technologies

September 2, 2021

From tele-monitoring patients with diabetes to using artificial intelligence to prevent sepsis, the newly launched Center for Health Innovation will seek to develop, test and commercialize technologies that make a real, measurable difference in the lives and wellbeing of patients.

UC San Diego Health Adopts SMART Health Card for Digital Vaccine Records

June 29, 2021

UC San Diego Health is now offering a verifiable digital vaccine record to its patients who have or will receive a COVID-19 vaccine. These secure online records, otherwise known as a SMART health card, can be accessed directly from the MyUCSDChart patient portal.

Researchers Test Model to Predict Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S.

June 10, 2021

Researchers at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, and international collaborators have designed and validated a prediction model to signal counties at risk of future overdose death outbreaks.

Study Uses Precision Medicine to Speed Drug Testing for Pancreatic Cancer

April 15, 2021

Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is among the few clinical trial sites in the U.S. for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) newly created Precision Promise, the first large-scale precision medicine trial designed to transform outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.

UC San Diego Health Supports Statewide Rollout of CA Notify Exposure Notification System

December 7, 2020

The California governor’s office today announced a statewide expansion to make CA Notify available to all Californians starting Thursday, December 10 in partnership with UC San Diego Health.

Student Medical Records at UC San Diego Make Epic Change and a California First

November 12, 2020

UC San Diego was the first university in California to connect 40,000 student health records to the electronic health record platform of its top-ranked academic medical center, UC San Diego Health. The experience has created a model for other colleges.

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