More than a decade into the 21st century, Americans still face tremendous variations in health and health care, depending on what they look like, where they come from, what they earn and other factors. Addressing this inequality will be the focus of a new UMHS leader: Carmen R. Green, M.D.
Two major health reform laws, enacted 25 years apart, both try to meet an ethical standard to provide broad access to basic health care. Neither quite gets there -- but it’s not too late for modern health care reform to bring the nation closer to a goal of comprehensive and coordinated care for all, say a trio of U-M doctors in a new opinion paper.
More than 1,800 Michigan physicians will work together to tackle the challenge of providing better medical care and slowing the growth of health costs, in a new effort that will help them care for 81,000 of their Medicare-enrolled patients.
The Physician Organization of Michigan ACO has been selected as one of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, ensuring as many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United States now have access to high-quality, coordinated care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.
From the moment a stroke occurs, patients must race against the clock to get treatment that can prevent lasting damage. Now, a new study shows the promise – and the challenges – of getting them state-of-the-art treatment safely at their local hospital, saving precious minutes.
Patients who choose UMHS for their care have one more reason to be confident in their choice. An independent national group once again named UMHS among the safest and highest-quality hospitals in the U.S.
Even as UMHS works to improve the safety and quality of care for our own patients, we're also helping lead statewide efforts to do the same for patients across the state, together with the MHA Keystone Center.
A Harvard University doctor and leader in health policy research who has devoted his career to making health care better and more fair will head a large new U-M nstitute that focuses on those same goals.
Outpatient urological surgery costs significantly less when performed in physician offices and ambulatory care centers. But results may reflect the lower cost of treating patients who are less seriously ill.
Research to improve the health of the nation’s veterans, and all Americans, will soon get a boost when a large team of researchers from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System moves to U-M's North Campus Research Complex.
Areport released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) in partnership with two economists at the University of Michigan shows that the State of Michigan could save nearly $1 billion over 10 years—while extending comprehensive health insurance to more than 600,000 Michigan citizens—if the state expands Medicaid eligibility beginning in 2014 as provided for under the Affordable Care Act.
On Sunday, Sept. 9, a school bus will crash in the western Upper Peninsula, seriously injuring many children. Fortunately, this will just be a practice run – and U-M Survival Flight staff will be there to help first responders test their skills.