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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...

Joanne Spetz has been appointed the inaugural Brenda and Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Healthcare Finance

May 18, 2020
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Joanne Spetz has been appointed the inaugural Brenda and Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Healthcare Finance, by Dean Talmadge King and simultaneously, she will immediately assume the role of Associate Director for Research at the Philip R. Lee...
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Coronavirus May Change Patient Appointments to Videoconference Permanently

May 18, 2020
The coronavirus has prompted many medical centers to switch from in-person appointments to video visits. A new study from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals suggests that for some hospitals, video visits may become a permanent feature of the patient-provider landscape.
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Ask the Experts: Advice about the Coronavirus

May 17, 2020
Interview with Claire Brindis, DrPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy and Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies Q: What are the best measures authorities can take to ensure the safety of its citizens?

Major challenges for doctors to access patient records

May 15, 2020
A number of medical record companies blossomed, in large part because hospitals needed a vendor to manage their patients’ medical information. Rather than build technologies that would be interoperable, many of these companies built vast empires by hoarding that information. 

Rapid Response of an Academic Surgical Department to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Patients, Surgeons, and the Community

May 14, 2020
Elizabeth M. Lancaster, Julie A. Sosa, Amanda Sammann, Logan Pierce, Wen Shen,  Michael C. Conte, Elizabeth C. Wick

New California nurses have become jobless during coronavirus pandemic

May 06, 2020
The health care workforce landscape looks different now with elective surgeries postponed, hospitals cross training health care workers to do several jobs, and preparations put into place for surges of COVID-19 patients. “The entire health care system has become disrupted,” UCSF Professor Joanne...
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Implementing Community Resource Referral Technology: Facilitators And Barriers Described By Early Adopters

May 04, 2020
Yuri Cartier, Caroline Fichtenberg, and Laura M. Gottlieb Implementing Community Resource Referral Technology: Facilitators And Barriers Described By Early AdoptersHEALTH AFFAIRS VOL. 39, NO. 4: INTEGRATING SOCIAL SERVICES & HEALTH https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.01588

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