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Congratulations to Peter Basch, MD, our senior director of health IT quality and safety, research and national health IT policy, who has received the 2016 HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award. This award recognizes a physician each year who demonstrates leadership in optimizing patient engagement and care outcomes by leveraging health information technology. Read more about his achievement below.
Peter Basch, MD, senior director of health IT quality and safety, research and national health IT policy for Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Health, has received the 2016 HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award. Basch provides policy and clinical leadership for the post-regulatory optimization of health IT at MedStar and spends about 20 percent of his time as a primary care internist. Previously, he focused on EHR implementation and regulatory complia...
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Approved by the FDA last year, the dissolvable stent is the latest advancement in minimally invasive #cardiac procedures. These new stents are completely absorbed by the body within two to three years, leaving patients with a normally functioning blood vessel. Listen below to John Wang, MD, Chief of the Cardiac Catheterization at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, as he discusses the first generation of dissolvable cardiac stents and how they may change interventional cardiac care in the future.
Dr. John Wang, chief of cardiac catheterization for The MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute discusses advances in dissolvable cardiac stents.
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A new year is the perfect time to launch a new career. Consider joining the MedStar Health community as a Human Resources Technology Content Manager. You will work with various internal teams to make the HR Portal and HR technology mediums increasingly powerful communication and workflow tools, thus strengthening its value proposition for end users and driving adoption throughout the enterprise. You will also be accountable for increasing and sustaining usage levels by enhancing the usefulness of HR technologies for associates. Click to learn more and apply today: http://ow.ly/H48s307WNWY
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In case you missed it, read the recent interview of Eric Wisotzky, MD, chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the director of Cancer Rehabilitation with MedStar NRH, with Ability Science. In this interview, Dr. Wisotzky talks about his work in the fields of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Cancer Rehabilitation.
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Are you interested in joining the MedStar Health Digital Marketing team? Don't miss out on this prime opportunity to be a part of digital healthcare! Learn more about this exciting position and apply today.
Job SummaryManages the functionality and content of websites and social media sites to engage, build, and improve relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Writes content, produces, and aligns website and social media strategies with broader marketing and communications strategies. Manages internal and external updates, as well as requests for the website and social media sites.QualificationsEDUCATION: Bachelors degree in Marketing, ...
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Iggbo, a Henrico County-based startup that streamlines the process by which blood gets from the patient to the laboratory, has shifted its focus. Now Iggbo is solidifying its presence in six areas across the country, while continuing to service existing clients. In the Baltimore area, they are working on launching a partnership with MedStar Health, through which the startup would serve Medicaid patients in need of diabetes care and children with cancer so they and their parents do not have to drive back and forth from the hospital for blood draws. Read more below.
A Henrico County-based startup is digging into its national footprint.
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When it comes to weight loss, there's no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake and tend to fail in the long run. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't about short-term dietary changes. It's about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses. If you need help making that lifestyle change, check out MyFitnessPal and take the first step to a healthier self today! #healthyweightweek
Free online calorie counter and diet plan. Lose weight by tracking your caloric intake quickly and easily. Find nutrition facts for over 2,000,000 foods.
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As we enter into a new year, it’s a good time to evaluate the healthful goals that you set for yourself. Here are three actionable, alternative resolutions to help you continue to make healthful changes in 2017:

1. If you resolved to diet but find you cannot adhere to a strict food plan, try making more nutritious choices one at a time. For example, you can add an extra serving of nutritiously prepared vegetables every day, cut both sugary and artificially sweetened soft drinks in half (or down to only one a week), and replace sugary or refined snacks with fruits, nuts and whole grains.

2. If you resolved to join a gym but find you are not going, find a way to make it engaging and hold yourself accountable. Find a gym buddy and go together, or try a FREE resolution accountability app, like Pact (PactApp.com), which attaches monetary value to your dedication. If the gym truly isn’t for you, take a dance or self-defense class, riding lessons or outdoor survival course instead.

3. If you resolved to get organized but find yourself still living in clutter or running late, tackle organization with small tasks. Section by section, put things away, dust or disinfect and do not allow yourself to reclutter a cleaned area. Use your phone’s calendar or a paper planner to track every appointment and block off time. Set reminders that provide you enough time to get out the door. Most importantly, learn to say no to unnecessary or unimportant requests. Prioritize the people and activities you care about most including yourself.
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The application period for the 2017-18 Health for America at MedStar Healthfellowship is opening soon on January 16, 2017. The HFA fellowship, a program housed in the MedStar Institute for Innovation, tackles America’s most pressing healthcare challenges. This is a prestigious, career-launching opportunity in health, design, entrepreneurship and leadership. Don't miss out on your chance to submit an application, due by February 24 at noon EST.
Apply today to an unmatched fellowship experience inspiring the best and brightest young professionals to tackle health challenges through innovation.
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January is National Cervical Cancer Screening month. Did you know that routine use of the Pap test to screen for #cervicalcancer has reduced deaths from the disease by more than 70%? Click here to learn more about how you can reduce your risk.
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This will likely be a banner year for healthcare, an industry at a flashpoint of reform. In recent years, MedStar Health has created partnerships to get into the ease-of-access game for patients to providers, and such access trends are likely to continue. Read more about the anticipated healthcare trends in 2017.
Get ready; 2017 will go by faster than you think as the industry changes.
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MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar's 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.