3-minute case study: Going Upstream in the Exam Room

By Lia Novotny | July 16, 2018 Originally published on AthenaInsight Across the athenahealth network and beyond, healthcare organizations are designing and implementing simple interventions with outsized impact on outcomes, satisfaction, and success. Here's another. The problem At Hayward Wellness, an ambulatory care clinic in the Alameda Health System, physicians could screen patients for risk [...]

2018-07-16T18:08:14+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured|

Medical Clinics That Treat Refugees Help Determine The Case For Asylum

  Main Image: Juan Lopez Aguilar (left), a Maya man who fled violence in Guatemala three years ago, tells Dr. Nick Nelson he fears returning to the land of his birth. Heard on NPR's "Morning Edition" By Anna Gorman July 10, 2018 Originally published by KHN Dr. Nick Nelson walks through busy Highland [...]

2018-07-13T20:55:35+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

East African Elders Create Community Health Program

Claudia Landau, PhD, MD, Cheif of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at Alameda Health System (AHS)-Highland Hospital and Ogbai Hagos, medical translator with AHS Interpreter Services helped start this program for Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrants. Originally Published in the Oakland Post July 12, 2018 By Lisa LaMagna Communities of color have long been marginalized when it [...]

2018-07-13T20:56:01+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Osiris Hal. Osiris attends Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland and is a student in Alameda Health System's (AHS) HealthPATH program. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of AHS that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. "You can be book smart, but if you can’t connect with your patients then you won’t be a good [...]

2018-07-09T15:58:14+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

The Gift of Compassion

It would have been easier to do nothing, but Debbie Parish’s compassion drove her to move mountains to make a patient’s last days with a loved one possible. Friday, Bill was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and was told he only had a few days to live. Saturday, Bill found out his husband [...]

2018-07-02T15:48:05+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Helps Patients Butt Out

Alameda Health System (AHS) is working tirelessly to lower patients’ risk for heart attack, stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death by doing one simple thing, getting patients to butt out. Smoking effects every part of the human body and strongly contributes to all of the aforementioned ailments, yet 11% of Alameda County residents [...]

2018-07-10T16:36:23+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Amal Sharif. Amal attends Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland and is a student in Alameda Health System's (AHS) HealthPATH program. HealthPATH is a workforce development initiative of AHS that prepares youth and young adults for healthcare careers. “My teacher encourages us to explore new career fields. You can’t just get in the hospital [...]

2018-06-11T22:50:15+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

AHS Gets REAL SOGI

The headline might read like alphabet soup or a text message found in a teenager’s phone but the acronyms are actually an integral part of Alameda Health System’s (AHS) plan to address population health. Collecting race, ethnicity, and language (REAL), sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) and housing data will help AHS meet the Public [...]

2018-06-05T19:27:16+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

Alameda Hospital Acts F.A.S.T. and Saves Lives with Nationally-Recognized Stroke Program

(Photo: left to right--Denise, Dr. Claudine Dutaret, Stroke Center medical director, and Tyrone, at June 2 Stroke Center reunion) Living alone in the city of Alameda, 60-year-old Craig was watching an after-dinner TV movie when the screen became blurry and he started seeing double. He got up to adjust the TV screen and immediately collapsed. [...]

2018-06-24T03:43:49+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest News From AHS|

CenteringPregnancy Expands to Hayward Wellness Center

Alameda Health System, the Bay Area’s leading public health system, announced today the expansion of its Centering program that significantly reduces the birth rate of preterm and low weight babies to its Hayward Wellness Center in South Alameda County. The ability to serve more expectant mothers is due to a $30,000 grant from the [...]

2018-06-21T18:19:13+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: AHS In The News, Featured|