Health System podcasting is reaching new heights—and diverse audiences—with two new programs: “Actualidad Médica,” which features weekly health and medical news for the Spanish community; and “Dr. Jimbo’s Japanese Family Health Podcast,” which features health information geared toward the specific needs of Japanese patients and families. Listen to these and other U-M podcasts, including “Ask the Podcast Doctor,” “MiResearch,” “Your Child” and “MiFitness.”
MLearning is much more than mandatories! This full-service education Web site provides easy access to resources for professional development and learning vital to achieving our three missions: providing the best in patient care, research and education. MLearning offers a complete suite of tools for all members of the UMHS community—staff, faculty and students, as well as vendors and volunteers. And the Web site has been improved to make completing required online learning faster and easier. In fact, completing an online quiz takes as little as five clicks (not including answering the questions, of course!).
UMHS now offers E-Statement—a system that allows patients to pay doctors’ bills, and review and manage their accounts online 24/7. The Medical School’s Faculty Group Practice and MSIS’ Professional Billing Technology Services partnered with an outside vendor to build this program. Currently, E-Statement only allows patients to pay doctor billing. A mechanism for patients to pay their hospital accounts is under consideration.
The new Michigan Center for Translational Pathology led by Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., S.P. Hicks Endowed Professor of Pathology, brings together experts in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics to study genes, proteins and other markers on cells. Their objective is developing new diagnostic tests, screening tools and treatments for cancer and other diseases. This is the first center of its kind in the nation, due in part to its association with the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 39 National Cancer Institute-designated centers. A key MCTP goal is turning lab discoveries into clinical applications—what is commonly known as bench-to-bedside, or translational, research.