AHS Reduces Hospital Falls Systemwide

It is estimated that annually somewhere between 700,000 and 1,000,000 people fall in the hospital. Falls can lead to additional injuries like internal bleeding, fractures or prolonged hospitalization, which is why Alameda Health System (AHS) made serious changes to reduce falls. “We pulled together a steering committee early January to figure out what we could [...]

2018-09-26T20:40:35+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest Stories From AHS|

Students of AHS HealthPATH

Meet Cathya Mendoza. Cathya attends Holy Names University 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. "We are all fighting for our future. Programs like HEAL set students on the path without the need for money. [...]

2018-09-27T18:02:45+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS, Media Coverage of AHS|

It’s All Under Control

In response to a trend reported by the American Heart Association stating there was a 13% increase in hypertension (high blood pressure) related deaths nationally in 2015, Alameda Health System (AHS) decided to implement some changes to help patients get their blood pressure under control with the goal of saving lives. “In the last [...]

2018-09-19T18:00:40+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Servimos a Todos = We Serve All

Celia Montes remembers being very confused as she stepped away from her mother for a quick second and upon return her mother was crying. Her confusion quickly turned to anger when she found out someone yelled at her mother for not speaking English. “We moved to the United States from El Salvador when I was [...]

2018-09-07T18:24:29+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Alameda Health System Names Mark Amey as Chief Information Officer

Oakland, Calif. — September 11, 2018 — Alameda Health System today announced Mark Amey as Chief Information Officer. With a strong background in implementing electronic health record systems, Amey will oversee the installation of Alameda Health System’s new milestone EHR project, which will enhance the coordination of patient care across the public hospital system. Amey [...]

2018-09-26T22:34:54+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: AHS Press Releases, Featured, Latest Stories From AHS|

Switching to an automatic HIV/HCV screening yields benefits

Originally published in MDLinx Written by Naveed Saleh September 11, 2018 Automatically linking HIV and hepatitis C virus (HIV/HCV) screening to lab orders via electronic health records (EHRs) for all adult patients outperforms a nurse-driven protocol, according to a recent study in Annals of Emergency Medicine. “To our knowledge, this is the first report of [...]

2018-09-26T22:34:34+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Media Coverage of AHS|