See what our HDSI scholars are doing in the news at UChicago Medicine and beyond!

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A Unique Partnership to Develop Clinical Decision Support for Chronic Pain Management

July 6, 2020-A collaborative project led by RTI International in partnership with UChicago Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center is working to develop, implement, and evaluate electronic tools to promote shared decision-making between patients and providers for managing chronic pain.

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Scoring System to Ethically and Efficiently Manage Resource Scarcity and Provider Risk during COVID-19

June 29, 2020- Vivek Prachand, MD and colleagues developed the Medically Necessary, Time-Sensitive System (MENTS) rubric to guide decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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One doctor’s straight talk about the coronavirus strikes a chord with anxious Americans

March 20, 2020-As daily life undergoes rapid changes in response to the coronavirus outbreak and the death and infection total climb, a Chicago epidemiologist is drawing praise for her comments at a Friday news conference that outlined with clarity and urgency how seemingly small sacrifices today will prevent deaths of loved ones and strangers next week.

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Cloth masks are our 'lifeline': Dr. Emily Landon explains how to stay safe from COVID-19 as the state reopens

May 20, 2020-University of Chicago Medicine infectious diseases expert Dr. Emily Landon spoke during the Illinois governor’s COVID-19 press conference on May 19, 2020. Hear her explain why wearing masks in public is crucial to our safety and success as the state prepares to enter the next phase of reopening and recovery.

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Prescribing and Personalizing Whole-Person Care at NowPow

February 20, 2020- A cross-campus collaboration rooted in UChicago research has given rise to a thriving women-led tech startup and a new vision for re imagining health care in the US.


Vineet Arora,MD- Elected to the Institute of Medicine

October 21, 2019- Dr. Arora is an academic hospitalist and medical educator who specializes in improving the learning environment for medical trainees and the quality, safety and experience of care delivered to hospitalized adults.


OP-ED: New Technology Broadens Approach to Healthcare in Trenton

September 5, 2019- Health team and partners use online referral tool to address economic and social conditions that can influence well-being. New partnerships with companies such as NowPow allows providers to take a more holistic approach to care.


Anesthesiologist and critical care physician wins prestigious Burchardi Award

July 18, 2019-  Michael O’Connor, MD, recently earned the Burchardi Award from the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologist and the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Anesthesiology Section for his well-revered leadership and work with both patients and colleagues.

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Ensuring Fairness in Machine Learning to Advance Health Equity

December 4, 2018- Machine learning is providing increasingly sophisticated decision support and population-level monitoring, and it should encode principles of justice to ensure that models benefit all patients.


Getting more from electronic health records: A Q&A on collaborating with Google

May 8, 2018- A new study was published resulting from a collaboration between UChicago Medicine, Google, the University of California-San Francisco, and Stanford University looking at how new machine-learning and predictive models could improve care.


UChicago medical trainees lead value improvements via #ChoosingWisely challenge

November 7, 2017- The Center for Healthcare Delivery Science & Innovation (HDSI) and Graduate Medical Education program launched their own Choosing Wisely™ challenge. Choosing Wisely is a campaign aimed at reducing waste in the health care system and avoiding risks associated with unnecessary treatment.


UChicago Medicine collaborates with Google to use machine learning for better health care

May 17, 2017- The University of Chicago Medicine is in collaboration with Google to research machine-learning tools with data in electronic medical records that could be used to address problems in healthcare. The team is also joined by the University of California, San Francisco, looking to improve predictions in healthcare.