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Introduction: Improvement and Measurement in the Era of Electronic Health Records

July 08, 2020
Andrew Auerbach and David W. BatesAnnals of Internal Medicine 2020;172:S69-S72. doi:10.7326/M19-0870
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COVID-19, more reality than myth: Dr. Kim Rhoads breaks down the virus

July 06, 2020
Q&A with Dr. Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF, as she provides insight about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine and the accuracy of COVID-19 tests that are being used in San Francisco.  Read more
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Virtual doctor visits likely to continue after pandemic despite insurance coverage cuts

July 06, 2020
A new California state law starting in 2021 requires health plans to extend coverage of telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person visits. Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH, assistant professor and affiliate faculty member at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, says patients...
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Nursing Home Workers Confront Risks in Facilities Devastated by Coronavirus

June 10, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated nursing homes across the country. There have been more than 35,000 COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities, according to the U.S.
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In the midst of a U.S. health crisis, there are major challenges for doctors to access patient records

June 04, 2020
In 2009, federal policymakers set aside about $35 billion in taxpayer revenue to digitize paper-based systems. The hope was to make it easier for doctors to access their patients’ medical histories in a few clicks. And by moving clinical information from paper to an electronic format, researchers...
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UCSF Begins Testing Program in SF’s Bayview and Nearby Neighborhoods

May 29, 2020
Residents of San Francisco’s Bayview, Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley — low-income, racially diverse neighborhoods hit hard by the pandemic — will be able to get a free coronavirus test through a new UCSF four-day testing project aimed at understanding the prevalence of the virus.

Finding That Work Life Balance At Home

May 26, 2020
It's been ten weeks since shelter orders took effect, and those working from home are dealing with a dismantled work-life balance.  According to data from NordVPN, U-S homebound employees are logging three extra hours per day on the job compared to before.
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Avoiding a Health Care Financial Meltdown

May 23, 2020
By Andrew Bindman, MD

Hilary Seligman, MD, and Susan Chapman, new directors of the National Clinician Scholars Program

May 20, 2020
UC San Francisco is partnering with the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP), an interdisciplinary research consortium for physicians and nurses, to drive innovation and improvements in health equity and health care.
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Steep Cuts Expected In California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Revised Budget

May 18, 2020
California is staring down a $54 billion deficit — a dramatic reversal from five months ago, when Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed the first version of this year’s budget. In January, the state anticipated a $5.6 billion surplus over the next budget year, following about a decade of economic growth...