Health System Transformation
As the United States continues to grapple with challenges in the way health care is provided and paid for, UAMS is leading as an engine for positive change.
In the not-too-distant future, payments to health care providers in Arkansas will be based on overall quality of care rather than the number of office visits or procedures performed.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Inspired by her late son’s battle with congenital heart disease, Julie Moretz of Augusta, Ga., has devoted her life to promoting the ideals of patient- and family-centered care across the country.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
“It’s like having a quarterback on your team who is in charge of your care.”
Primary Care Workforce
Not everyone who needs a primary care provider can readily find one in Arkansas.
Using a patient’s genetic makeup to find the best medical treatment may still seem like science fiction, but UAMS is already practicing personalized medicine and making plans to increase its commitment.
Inside a newly refurbished community health center near campus, UAMS students are honing their skills as critical members of the next generation of health care teams that are changing the way care is delivered.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
UAMS’ Greer Sullivan, M.D., a veteran mental health services researcher and co-director of the UAMS Translational Research Institute, learned years ago that the success or failure of community-based research hinges on strong relationships with community partners.
Medical Research Ethics
Patients are integral partners with UAMS in the advancement of new knowledge in health and health care.
Enterprise Data Warehouse
Nearly 1 million patient records are at the fingertips of UAMS researchers and clinicians to use for everything from tracking patient medication response to cutting costs in the clinic.
Electronic Health Records
Within just a few months, UAMS patients will be able to make appointments with their doctors by actually seeing physician schedules and picking open slots. They also will be able to log on and look at their own medical records.
UAMS Medical Center’s New CEO
Though she’s spent only a few months as head of UAMS Medical Center, Roxane A. Townsend, M.D.’s 30 years’ experience in health care has shown her that UAMS is poised to thrive.
Potential HPV Vaccine Targets Cervical Lesions
What began as research of a new wart treatment at UAMS has led Mayumi Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D., to a potential breakthrough HPV vaccine.
A Medication to Beat Meth Addiction
A team of researchers at UAMS and InterveXion Therapeutics, a UAMS BioVentures incubator client company, is developing a medication that could help people beat their addiction to one of society’s most destructive illicit drugs: methamphetamine.
Devastating Losses Inspire Camden Resident
Charles Moore lost his wife, then a daughter, to heart failure. Such painful events have led the 65-year-old Camden man to help UAMS researchers connect with Arkansas communities lacking access to the latest medical advances.
Powerful Mechanism Speeds Research
Amy Hester almost shed tears of joy when she saw the search results from the UAMS Enterprise Data Warehouse.
Breast Cancer Vaccine Begins Clinical Trial
Developing a breast cancer vaccine to prevent recurrence — what Thomas Kieber-Emmons, Ph.D., calls his “life’s work” — is coming to fruition.