At the Bedside

Recently, leadership from UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership from the medical advancement group at the UW Foundation, agreed to send a mailing to our patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2019. National Doctors' Day is held every year on...
Every year, UW Health recognizes the physicians, advanced practice providers, and clinic teams who demonstrate the highest levels of patient experience excellence in an ambulatory setting as recognized by their patients through patient survey data. Outstanding frontline staff are also honored with patient experience awards, following a nomination and evaluation...
The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is a key clinical practice and training location for many Department of Medicine faculty members, residents, and fellows. The facility serves 130,000 Veterans living in 15 counties in south-central Wisconsin and in five counties in northwestern Illinois. In late 2018, the hospital was...
Ruth O'Regan, MD , Department of Medicine professor and chief of the department's Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, has been named Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (Big Ten CRC). The organization unites cancer centers at all Big Ten universities to facilitate...
A trade association for Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), which review Medicare claims under an incentivized payment model, is hoping that a new report on recovered claims will cause the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse course on its decision to limit the number of claims they can review....
An editorial by Jennifer Wright, MD , clinical assistant professor (pictured at upper right) and Craig January, MD, PhD (pictured at lower right) commented on research about the use of blood thinners for people with atrial fibrillation, which is a common type of heart arrhythmia. The study, which was conducted...
UW Health's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program has earned a five-year accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). The multidisciplinary program is led by Heather Bartlett, MD (pictured at right), associate professor (CHS), Cardiovascular Medicine and Department of Pediatrics. Program team members care for adults who were diagnosed with...
A new effort funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is enabling the creation of online training materials for behavioral health specialists to help people living with mental illness quit smoking. The project, led by Bruce Christiansen, PhD , senior scientist, General Internal Medicine and UW Center for Tobacco...
Atrial fibrillation, a cardiac arrhythmia commonly referred to as AFib, affects nearly 30M people worldwide. Miguel Leal, MD , assistant professor (CHS), Cardiovascular Medicine, spoke on the Larry Meiller Show on Wisconsin Public Radio about current clinical management approaches and research on AFib. "This arrhythmia does cause a lot of...
In August 2018, the Epic Systems Corporation annual users group meeting drew more than 7,500 attendees to the the company's headquarters in Verona, Wisconsin. Topics included a presentation about using Epic's electronic health record (EHR) system to prompt physicians to ask patients who use tobacco if they want to quit....