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Fri, October 07, 2011

The University of Michigan Health System sent out a press release today describing the Institute of Medicine report on the future of the nation's health care.  In the report, two U-M health care initiatives were recommended to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; one of those initiatives was Susan Goold's Choosing Healthcare All Together (CHAT) simulation exercise that engages the public in setting health care priorities. 

Tue, May 21, 2013

Masahito Jimbo was featured in a recent UMHS Press release, "Study finds gaps in “decision aids” designed to help determine right cancer screening option for patients." His study found that despite strong recommendations from the medical community to use these aids to help patients make more well-informed decisions, there is lack of evidence on whether they work – which may lead to fewer doctors using them. (Abstract)

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Fri, January 31, 2014

Susan Goold is co-author on an article "Focus Groups Highlight That Many Patients Object To Clinicians Focusing On Costs," which was ranked #15 of the Top 15 Most-Read Health Affairs articles for 2013.

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Mon, January 06, 2014

Dr. Reshma Jagsi worked on a study detailing the decline of US research spending versus the increase in spending in Japan and China. In the UMHS article, she says, "The United States has long been a world leader in driving research and development in the biomedical science. It's important to maintain that leadership role because biomedical research has a number of long term downstream economic benefits, especially around job creation," 

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Kenneth M. Langa, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and health management and policy, and research professor at the Institute of Gerontology and Survey Research Center/Institute for Social Research, was recently elected to the 2014 class of new members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ACSI). ASCI comprises more than 3,000 physician-scientists from all medical specialties who are elected to the society for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research before the age of 50.

Tue, April 08, 2014

Reshma Jagsi’s study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology about financial decline in breast cancer survivors has been cited by various health media outlets, including Bio-Medicine, Health News Digest, and various other outlets. The study found that after receiving treatment, a quarter of breast cancer survivors were found to be worse off financially. 

Wed, May 21, 2014

 Beth Tarini's 2009 study regarding use of newborn screening samples for research was cited in US News & World Report, which found only 28.2 percent of parents were “very or somewhat willing” to consent to research using their child’s blood samples if their permission were not obtained. In fact, without consent, 55.7 percent would be “very unwilling.” 

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Mon, December 15, 2014

Dr. Joel Howell recently co-authored The Detroit News Article, "Stop calling our troops 'boots on the ground." In this opinion piece Dr. Howell and Dr. Sanjay Saint discuss their disdain for the phrase and include experiences with veterans they've come to know through the VA.

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Susan Dorr Goold, M.D., MHSA, M.A., recently received a two-year, $391,000 grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to engage Michigan communities in deliberations about Medicaid priorities. Working with community partners, and using a special game-like tool she developed called CHAT for Choosing Health Plans All Together, Goold’s team will engage Michiganders in discussions about what kinds of care Medicaid should prioritize.

You can find more information at the U of M Health website.

Tue, January 06, 2015

Jeff Kullgren was quoted for the Money article, “3 Ways to Get Cheaper Health Care in 2015.” According to Kullgren, companies will increasingly be nudging workers toward cheaper care in different settings. However, this new patient-as-consumer world does have an upside for workers—“You now have an opportunity to shop around for the most affordable care,” says Kullgren. Click on link for full article.

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