Archive for March, 2017

Employee of Year Donates Prize to CURE Scholars

Malinda Hughes was named UMB’s Cecil S. Kelly Memorial Employee of the Year and before the ink had dried on the oversized check in her hands she was showing why she is such a special individual.

Hughes, recently promoted to chief of staff in the Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate School, donated her $1,500 award to the UMB CURE Scholars Program, the University pipeline program that prepares West Baltimore middle schoolers for health and research careers.

“That’s Malinda,” UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, told those at the Employee Recognition Luncheon after announcing what Hughes told him about the donation onstage.

As UMB’s May Employee of the Month, Hughes was automatically entered into the running for the annual award. She was recognized in May for her indispensable role in UMB’s 2 ½-year Middle States reaccreditation process.

Matt Lasecki, SPHR, chief human resources officer and host of the March 29 luncheon at the SMC Campus Center, read part of Hughes’ nomination entry. “Malinda almost single-handedly organized and executed the four-day Middle States site visit. She worked 16-plus-hour days, making sure every need of our visitors was cared for. She arranged for the meeting rooms, meals, escorts, badges, travel, copies, hotel rooms, pre-event briefings, etc. She even stayed at the hotel with them to be at their beck and call. There is no way UMB could have done this without her.”

Afterward, an emotional Hughes said she was honored just to be part of the group of dedicated, talented employees up for the award. “I ranked myself 12th of the 12. I’m just stunned,” she said, wiping a tear. “I didn’t see this coming.”

Asked about being the first UMB winner to donate her $1,500 prize, she said it was only fitting. “I am a UMB CURE Scholar mentor to two seventh-graders at Green Street Academy. And my office is two doors down from Robin Saunders, the UMB CURE executive director. I see how hard they work and I see the fruits of their labor by being a mentor. Donating the award money to this program will be the very best use for it.”

The luncheon started with Lasecki, with trivia from the milestone years, and Perman recognizing the 20-, 25-, 30- and 35-year employees who were honored. “Together, the long-serving employees we honor today have dedicated 1,685 years to this University,” Perman said. “And me? All told, I’ve given a dozen years to UMB. So it’s clear that UMB’s reputation — our good name and our good works — they say a lot more about all of you than they do about me.”

The 35-year group included Susan Borowy, Molly Lutz, and Elizabeth Waters  (School of Medicine), Helen Edmond, Antoinette Fields, David Gipe, Francine Nickens, and Jo-Ann Sibiski (all from the School of Dentistry), Deborah Griffith, Anthony Jackson, Philip Peters, Anita Saulsbury, and Deborah Tatum (all from Administration and Finance) as well as Susan Gillette (Office of University Counsel) and James Reynolds (Academic Affairs).

“Persistence,” said Reynolds when asked what the 35 years meant to him. He started out in the School of Medicine as a clinical administrator in radiation oncology, went to the School of Dentistry for 17 years and then was briefly with the School of Public Health before moving to Academic Affairs in 2009, where he is assistant vice president of fiscal and administrative affairs.  “But my fondest memories are of the School of Dentistry,” he said. “I really liked working for Dean [Richard] Ranney.”

Fellow 35-year honoree Griffith said it was hard to believe. “It feels just like yesterday. I did my first six years in the Finance Office and then in the Grants and Contracts Office, where I’ve been ever since,” said Griffith, who added she is “pretty proud of myself” to move up from an account clerk I to a senior administrator during her tenure.

Hughes wasn’t the only award winner recognized. Aphrodite Bodycomb (Academic Affairs), Rebecca Bowman-Rivas (Carey School of Law), and Sanjay Uchil (School of Medicine) were announced as nominees for Board of Regents Awards.

Then Christina Manoto, coordinator in Campus Life Services, received the $2,000 James T. Hill Scholarship, which was established to support the University’s commitment to staff development in recognition of the longtime vice president.

Manoto, a part-time student at UMBC the past six years, said the scholarship “will be perfect to help with my fees.” Striving to be the first college graduate in her family, she is excited to be closing in on her goal. “Everybody I work with is either in a master’s program or is going for a doctorate and here I am struggling to pass calculus,” she said with a smile. “Everyone here is so supportive. Even when I don’t think I can make it they tell me I can. I’m very thankful for all their support.”

UMB’s Community Service Award went to the Staff Senate for organizing many Universitywide outreach projects such as the Back to School Supply Drive and Holiday Gift Toy Drive to help local charities and needy neighborhood schools. Staff Senate President Colette Beaulieu, office manager in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, deflected the praise after accepting the award. “I have to give credit to Lois Warner [coordinator, Foundation Relations] who is chair of our Outreach Committee. Without her none of these projects would get off the ground.”

  
Chris ZangBulletin Board, Community Service, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB News, University LifeMarch 31, 20170 comments
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Texting and Driving

Don’t Text and Drive

Driving Safety – Put Your Phone Away! Don’t Text and Drive.

WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING?

When we think of the term “distracted driving” the first thing that comes to mind is cellphone usage in tandem with driving a car. However, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone to make a call, check email, play a game, etc.
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Eating and drinking
  • Changing clothes
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming

But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is considered by far one of the most alarming distractions.

The average time your eyes are off the road while texting is approximately 5 seconds. When traveling at 55mph, which is enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded!

What You Can Do to Help

According to the FCC Consumer Guide there are things you can do to help:

“Give clear instructions – Give new drivers simple, clear instructions not to use their wireless devices while driving. Before new drivers get their licenses, discuss the fact that taking their eyes off the road – even for a few seconds – could cost someone injury or even death.

Lead by example – No one should text and drive. Be an example for others and, if you need to text or talk on the phone, pull over to a safe place. Set rules for yourself and your household regarding distracted driving.

Become informed and be active – Tell family, friends and organizations to which you belong about the importance of driving without distractions. Take information to your kids’ schools and ask that it be shared with students and parents.”

TIPS COURTESY OF:
Distraction.gov and FCC.gov

  
Dana RampollaBikeUMB, For B'more, PeopleMarch 30, 20170 comments
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Flat Tire

Parking Tip of the Month

The UMB Office of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is committed to providing the University community with a variety of safe and efficient resources for parking and transportation.

Parking Amenities

What happens when you go to the garage to leave for the day and you find you have a flat tire, are locked out, or need a jump? PTS offers lockout services, battery jumps, and flat tire assistance. Call 410-706-4260 for help.

Alternative Transportation

We also offer a variety of alternative transportation options. Shifting away from our country’s reliance on single occupancy vehicles will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air and water quality, reduce dependence on foreign oil, alleviate traffic congestion, and improve public health and equity. In doing so, we will improve overall quality of life.

Charter Services

UMB now offers cost-effective and comfortable charter services for faculty, staff, and students traveling for University business. Charter services promote community outreach by assisting with transportation for University-related research and service projects. Services are provided by the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) Department of Transportation Services.

Garages, Maps, and Feedback

And on days you drive yourself, there are numerous garages on campus for your comfort and convenience; maps are easily accessible on the UMB Parking and Transportation website; and there is a way to voice your praise and/or concern via an online Parking and Transportation survey.

For more information, visit Parking and Transportation Services.

  
Dana Rampolla BikeUMB, People, UMB Go Green, University Administration, University LifeMarch 30, 20170 comments
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Jazz Fusion

Jazz Fusion

The United Students of African Descent (USAD) is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 17th Annual Jazz Fusion. The event will take place on Friday, April 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B.

Join us as we celebrate cultures from around the world and our peers’ talents!

Performances will include singing, dancing, a fashion show, and more! This event is FREE for UMB students and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact pansong@umaryland.edu or akuapreko@umaryland.edu.

  
Temitope Foleyson People, UMB News, University LifeMarch 29, 20170 comments
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Refugee and Immigrant Crisis

The Refugee and Immigrant Crisis: The Search for Fertile Soil

Nurses for Global Health’s 10th Annual Conference – The Refugee and Immigrant Crisis: The Search for Fertile Soil – is Wednesday, April 19, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballroom B.

Co-hosted by the student organization, Nurses for Global Health and the University of Maryland School of Nursing Office of Global Health.

Speakers Include

  • Delegate Ana Sol-Gutiérrez, Maryland House of Delegates
  • Maureen Sweeney, JD, Maryland Carey Law
  • Leonie Brooks, PhD, Towson University
  • Madiha Tahseen, PhD, Family Youth Institute
  • Pat Shannon Jones, MA, Immigration Outreach Service Center
  • Karen Scheu, DNP, FNP-BC, Esperanza Center of Baltimore
  • Kate Sugarman, MD, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition

Donations

Please bring toiletries to donate to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). All donations will go to refugee families arriving in Baltimore and Silver Spring.

REGISTER NOW

  
Anne Brenner Bulletin Board, Education, People, University LifeMarch 28, 20170 comments
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Palliative Care Program

Pharmacy Launches New, Online Graduate Program in Palliative Care

To meet the growing need for interprofessional education in hospice and palliative care, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has launched a new, online graduate program in palliative care. Directed by Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) and executive director for advanced post-graduate education in palliative care at the School, the online Master of Science (MS) and Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care program is an interprofessional program designed for all palliative care practitioners, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses and advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, therapists, psychologists and counselors, administrators, social workers, chaplains, thanatologists, and bereavement and volunteer specialists.

“In the field of palliative care, health care professionals practice as a team, so it makes perfect sense for the practitioners enrolled in our program to learn as a team,” says McPherson, an internationally recognized leader in the field. “One of the most important priorities for our program is fostering an interprofessional, team-based approach to caring for an incredibly vulnerable population – individuals and their families who are facing a serious illness. In fact, each course in our program is taught by two or more faculty members from different disciplines to better model interprofessional practice for our learners.”

An Interprofessional Approach to Care

The term palliative care refers to the specialized care often offered to patients and their families who are facing a serious illness. Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for these individuals and their families through the prevention and relief of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual problems. Palliative care services are rapidly expanding in both hospitals and communities across the nation in response to the increasing number of individuals living with serious and chronic illnesses.

“We know that knowledgeable and well-trained palliative care clinicians can greatly improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers, as well as reduce the cost of care,” says Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM, chair of the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and one of McPherson’s colleagues in the field. “At this time, there is an increased demand for palliative care clinicians, but an insufficient number of individuals with the proper training to meet this need. The MS and Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care program has been designed and developed by a world class leader in the field, and comes at the right time to fill this gap in patient care in the United States.”

Choose the Path That’s Right for You

Students who enroll in the MS and Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care program can choose to earn a graduate certificate in palliative care or complete the full program to receive the master’s degree. All learners must complete four required courses in the first two semesters. Each course is eight weeks long, and together culminate in the awarding of a Graduate Certificate in Principles and Practice of Hospice and Palliative Care. Upon completion of the certificate, students can choose to pursue the master’s degree offered through the program by completing an additional four elective courses, as well as two more required courses. The elective courses can be completed in a specific track, including clinical, administrative and leadership, psychosocial and spiritual, or thanatology.

“After an extensive search for a post-graduate palliative care program that offered both a flexible and learner-friendly approach to the field, I found the MS and Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care program and am confident that it will address all of my needs as a palliative care practitioner,” says Neive George, a chaplain with Community Hospital in Cocorite, Port of Spain, and one of the more than 20 members of the program’s inaugural class. “This program provides cutting-edge, interprofessional instruction through a rich, patient-centered academic experience. Its comprehensive curriculum is well-rounded and puts the patient’s humanity and dignity first.”

“Throughout my two-decade career as a registered nurse, I have learned that patients’ palliative care needs far exceed the relief of physical symptoms, and often encompass emotional and legal issues, issues of faith and relationships, and grieving and mourning,” adds student Jason Ware, RN, physician relations manager at Montgomery Hospice. “I enrolled in the MS and Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care program to hone the knowledge and skills necessary to help relieve the symptoms and stressors born from serious illnesses that occur throughout patients’ lifespans. I appreciate the program’s flexible design, online platform, and access to faculty experts, and am confident that the lessons I learn will be invaluable in my professional development.”

Learn More About the Program

The next deadline for admissions for the MS and Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care program is June 30, with classes beginning in fall 2017. To apply online, attend a virtual open house, or learn more, please visit the program’s website.

  
Malissa Carroll Clinical Care, Education, UMB NewsMarch 27, 20170 comments
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Annual-Research-Day

Annual Research Day

Come and explore the range of research that goes on at the School of Pharmacy and ask tomorrow’s scholars, clinicians, and entrepreneurs to explain their projects to you – your next collaborator could be in the room.

School of Pharmacy residents, postdoctoral fellows, and PharmD and PhD students will give poster presentations on their research projects at 1 p.m. in the Yankellow Grand Atrium and the Balch Gallery, followed by podium presentations at 3 p.m. in Room N111. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

  
Erin Merino Education, ResearchMarch 27, 20170 comments
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Eric Peltzer's entry

UMB Public Art Project Update

We continue to move ever closer to the installation of UMB’s very first piece of public art to be placed just northeast of Baltimore & Pine Streets as part of the HSFIII project. This is a result of the “Percent for Art” program initiated by our state in legislation passed in 2013. In an earlier Elm article about this, the selection process was described that drew over 170 interested artists from across our nation and ultimately yielded on Dec. 5, a shortlist of three striking concepts as follows:

#1 – “Turn” by Richard Deutsch & Larry Kirkland

Artists’ statement:  “What we observed is that throughout the University you are a community of SEEKERS. reSEARCH is a key term and what inspired our concept. The sculpture is titled TURN and it is inspired by those seeking questions and answers from generations past and into the future.”

#2 – “Stochastic Interactions” by Eric Peltzer

Artist’s statement: “I would like the sculpture, as a moving, almost living entity, to be a commanding reminder of the exciting era of dynamic discovery we’re in. We are in an era of absolutely breathtaking discovery and progress…”

#3 – “Sameness & Change” by Po Shu Wang

Artist’s statement:  “We live and thrive on the balance between two seemingly contradictory processes, ‘change’ and ‘sameness’. That is to say we grow and change without otherwise, in order to remain as the same individuals. The continuous change runs in a linear perspective towards a finite vanishing point, in contrast to the perfection of sameness that is the circle. The balance of the two literally inspired the sculptural form of this artwork proposal.”

Art can be a tremendous medium to engage people and represent our campus’s mission. Just for fun, I tracked an informal poll of the preferred choices of over 80 participants (both UMB members and outsiders) among these three sculpture designs with the following results:

  • 61% voted for #2
  • 28% voted for #3
  • 11% voted for #1

As it turns out, the popular “people’s choice” sculpture design coincides with the selection made by the original jury of seven entrusted to select the winning entry on behalf of UMB. Accordingly, Eric Peltzer was awarded the commission earlier this year. For more information on his work, please see the following:

http://www.peltzer.net/

https://vimeo.com/44351796

A contract has since been executed with Peltzer and he is currently developing his more detailed design and fabrication documents. Refinements have also been made to the plaza to facilitate the artist’s preference that people be able to walk up to and touch his kinetic sculpture “Stochastic Interactions.”

If all goes according to schedule, this first piece of public sculpture for UMB, will be installed in October 2017. Our campus will then be able to enjoy this wonderful, landscaped plaza of HSFIII, a great new amenity for our campus, further enlivened by this very elegant and ever changing work of art.

by Anthony Consoli, AIA – UMB Campus Architect

  
Anthony ConsoliPeople, UMB News, University LifeMarch 24, 20170 comments
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Assessment

ExamSoft Certification: Enhancing the Assessment Process

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Inside SOP, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s blog. It is reprinted here with permission.

Managing student examinations across two campuses is no simple task. Since establishing our satellite campus at the Universities at Shady Grove in 2007, the School of Pharmacy has been committed to continuous quality improvement and streamlining operations for faculty and students alike. In our early days at Shady Grove, examinations were shipped back to Baltimore via FedEx or courier, where they were graded by faculty or the campus test scoring center. This process continued until fall 2010, when we created a streamlined paper-based test scoring service that linked the Baltimore-based center with the Shady Grove campus.

Working Toward Quality Improvement

Managed by Lisa Finn, MPH, assistant director of assessment for the School of Pharmacy, the Shady Grove-based test scoring service replicated the services offered at the Baltimore campus to score bubble sheets (a.k.a. Scantrons) from proctored paper-based exams given at Shady Grove. In addition to local scoring, a brokered arrangement between the Baltimore-based test scoring center and Lisa’s office allowed the reconciliation of campus exam scores to take place at Shady Grove for unified reporting to faculty based on either campus. This service eliminated scoring delays that sometimes exceeded more than a week as materials were shipped back and forth between campuses.

In Fall 2012, we further enhanced this process with the introduction of ExamSoft – an integrated online platform for the creation, delivery, and reporting of computer-based exams – when George Anagnostou, MS, senior instructional technology specialist, joined our team in the Office of Academic Affairs. ExamSoft offers an integrated tool that our team can use to administer assessments and integrate results into courses, student performance and progression, and curriculum assessment plans supporting our accreditation requirements. As one of 110 U.S. schools of pharmacy using ExamSoft, a significant focus for our team has been to improve the overall quality of the assessment experience.

Certifying Our Excellence

A majority of the work that George, Lisa, and I do to support faculty and graduate teaching assistants on the creation and management of exams, as well as students on the resolution of technical issues, happens “behind-the-scenes” and focuses on the quality and validity of exam administration. This behind the scenes work is an unseen component of the office’s support of continuous quality improvement and commitment to using evidence-based best practices to support our educational technologies.

After learning about ExamSoft’s certification program, our office thought it offered an excellent opportunity to further our commitment to enhancing the assessment process for faculty and students. Offered once each year, the program certifies that participants are proficient in current use, test administration, and support. To receive certification, each participant must complete a series of exams that assess factual knowledge of the ExamSoft portal and student exam software SofTest, and complete a series of essays to demonstrate knowledge of best practices in the creation and support of exams and users.

Sharing Our Thoughts

The decision to participate in the new certification program arose organically out of our team’s personal commitment to serving the School community, rather than an office mandate.

“For me, certification was an important step in ensuring that I can continue to provide our faculty and students with the best advice when working with ExamSoft and SofTest,” says George. “My goal is to know any product that I support as thoroughly as possible, so certification was a logical next step. Even though I spend a lot of time working with the product, I learned so much valuable new information through the certification process, which truly made the experience worthwhile.”

Lisa adds, “I decided to pursue ExamSoft certification to increase my understanding of the many useful features included within the software. Ultimately, I want to ensure that I am as knowledgeable as possible in my ability to support our students, faculty, and academic affairs team. Having gone through the certification process, I now have greater working knowledge of how to create and post an exam, techniques for troubleshooting, and student performance and assessment analytics. I look forward to continuing to use this software and am interested to see how it enhances School-wide assessment and accreditation efforts.”

Unlike George and Lisa, I am not involved in ExamSoft support for every exam that we deliver at the School. For me, certification offered an opportunity to ensure that the support I provide is consistent with emerging best practices for product features that we have not yet implemented. Overall, our collective decision to seek certification ensures that everyone within our Office can provide a consistent level of support wherever we use ExamSoft.

  
Shannon Tucker Education, TechnologyMarch 24, 20170 comments
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Brent Reed, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FAHA

SOP’s Reed Weighs In on Guidance for Statin, Heart Disease Drug Interactions

Brent Reed, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FAHA, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, joined a team of nine pharmacists and physicians assembled by the American Heart Association (AHA) in issuing a new scientific statement that provides guidance about potential interactions between statins and other medications commonly prescribed to treat heart disease.

“Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States, which makes the lack of awareness surrounding drug interactions between statins and other heart disease medications all the more surprising,” says Reed, who also serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Heart and Vascular Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he practices in the areas of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. “While most health care professionals know that some statins can interact with other heart disease medications and place patients at risk for side effects, it is not always clear which interactions might be serious enough to warrant a change in treatment or increased monitoring.”

Managing Medications for Heart Disease Patients

Prescribed to patients with atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries), statins are a class of cholesterol lowering medications that reduce cardiovascular disease and mortality among patients who have been diagnosed with or are at high risk for heart disease. Because patients who take statins are often prescribed other medications to help treat or reduce their risk for heart disease, they are at an increased risk for drug interactions, which can lead them to experience side effects that range from mild to severe, including muscle weakness or internal bleeding.

As a co-founder of the Applied Therapeutics, Research, and Instruction at the University of Maryland (ATRIUM) Cardiology Collaborative – a program launched at the School of Pharmacy in 2015 to provide clinical pharmacy services, research, and instruction in the field of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy – Reed has dedicated his career to advancing the care provided to patients with cardiovascular disease. His participation on the committee that published this scientific statement serves as a natural extension of this work, providing clinicians with information about doses at which certain heart disease medications can be safely used with statins, as well as the combinations of statins and other cardiovascular medications that might be potentially harmful to patients.

“Drug interactions between statins and other medications used to treat heart disease are likely underestimated,” says Reed. “In fact, many of the troubling reports that we sometimes read about statins might not be the resu lt of the statin itself, but an interaction with another drug that a patient has been prescribed – interactions that can often be prevented. The goal of the AHA statement is to educate and raise awareness among health care professionals about these potentially serious interactions and offer guidance about the steps they can take to safely manage them.”

Highlighting the Role of Pharmacists

The statement published by Reed and his colleagues examines a number of heart disease medications that can potentially cause adverse reactions when combined with statins, including medications used to treat abnormal heart rhythms and congestive heart failure, anticoagulants (blood thinners), immunosuppressive medications, non-statin cholesterol lowering medications, and medications used to treat high blood pressure. In addition to providing information about dose limits and adverse effects associated with certain drug interactions, it reinforces the need for health care professionals to review all medications taken by patients who have been prescribed statins at each visit, as well as during transitions of care, to ensure that any potential drug interactions are identified and evaluated early, and managed appropriately – an area in which Reed believes pharmacists can play an integral role.

“Pharmacists are the medication experts of the health care team,” he says. “Clinical pharmacy specialists working in the field of cardiology have the knowledge and skills needed to provide expert advice about the optimal use of statins and other heart disease medications in patients with cardiovascular disease. We are frontline health care professionals who can help screen patients for potentially harmful drug interactions, and collaborate with other providers to ensure these medications are used safely and effectively.”

  
Malissa Carroll Clinical Care, UMB NewsMarch 24, 20170 comments
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School of Law Event

2017 Rome Lecture – Appification to AI and Health Care’s New ‘Iron Triangle’

Join Nicolas Terry, LLM, Hall Render professor of law and executive director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University, as he discusses health care policy in this “second machine age,” as the industry attempts to assimilate to not only patient-facing technologies such as medical apps but also to next generation technologies such as robotics and AI.

Abstract

The intricacy of the impact of advanced information technologies on health care stakeholders will only increase as health care assimilates not only patient-facing technologies such as medical apps but also next generation technologies such as robotics and AI. Healthcare policy choices in this “second machine age” will possess a degree of complexity that will no longer be reducible (if they ever were) to policy binaries. Indeed, for students of health law and policy, the level of complexity should bring to mind our foundational approach to discussing health care law and policy; the Iron Triangle of access, quality, and cost containment.

Terry will discuss his proposal for an additional, “new” Iron Triangle to provide both a lens and a sorting mechanism for the issues that will arise. This triangle’s three points are Automation, Quality & Safety, and Empathy.

Event Details

April 6, 2017
5 to 6:15 p.m.
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Open to public; please register. Reception to follow. Presented in part by the Law & Health Care Program. The Stuart Rome Lecture was established by his family and friends to celebrate Stuart Rome’s life and work as an attorney, community activist, art patron, and
humanitarian, and is supported by the Stuart Rome Lecture Fund.

  
Nadia Hay Clinical Care, Education, People, Research, TechnologyMarch 23, 20170 comments
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