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  • UTMB utilizes lung valve to save young mother's life Oyster Creek resident Esmeralda Lopez says it all happened very quickly. She began to feel ill and ended up sick and delusional with a very high fever. She visited a local health care facility where she was examined and released with medications.
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  • Dr. Alexander Duarte
    MCP 60 Seconds
  • Dr. William Calhoun discusses How Exercise Eases Your Asthma
    Break a sweat to breathe easy: People with asthma may see an improvement in their symptoms when they exercise, says a new Australian study.
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  • Dr. Gulshan Sharma discusses continuity of patient care from outpatient to inpatient settings
    Familiar Face in Hospital Disappearing
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  • Dr. William Calhoun discusses the BASALT Randomized Controlled Trial
    Comparison of Physician, Biomarker, and Symptom-Based Stategies for Adjustment of inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy in Adults with Asthma - The BASALT Randomized Controlled Trial
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  • Dr. Gulshan Sharma discusses the Hospitalist Movement
    In this video, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, addresses the hospitalist movement, which has resulted in shorter hospital stays and lower costs of care. Regarding hospitalist physicians Dr Sharma says that, "they have done a tremendous job of improving the efficiency and quality of care in the United States." Hospitalist leadership has incorporated many new initiatives to improve care transition processes. Dr Sharma says that the BOOST system is one of the most important processes to that aim to reduce readmissions.
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  • Dr. Gulshan Sharma was quoted for his expertise in COPD
    by Health Section of the NY Times.

    ›› "Fewer Hospitalizations for C.O.P.D. Patients"
  • Dr. Bill Armedes - "The age of personal air monitoring is at hand"
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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Order set
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medications
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.

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