Alameda Health System (AHS) has transitioned to using digital health records across its outpatient services, and in June landed top honors for that achievement. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an industry-leading health information and technology organization, recognized AHS for achieving stage seven, which is the highest level of the Outpatient Electronic Medical [...]
AHS studies the use of injectable buprenorphine to treat methamphetamine use disorder and opioid co-use.
June 28, 2023 – Oakland, CA –Investigators at Alameda Health System’s (AHS) Bridge Clinic are participating in a new, six-city trial of injectable buprenorphine for the treatment of methamphetamine use disorder in adults who also use opioids. This is the first study to investigate the drug’s efficacy in treating the two co-addictions simultaneously. “People who [...]
Two media outlets highlighted AHS's COVID-19 Memory Archive in stories this May. Both KQED (NPR) and Oaklandside picked up the story and quoted AHS CEO James Jackson in their coverage. The news outlets also featured clips from the archive, including quotes from Dr. Ajeet Singh and Electrocardiograph Tech Anh Ho. The AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive [...]
An Oakland native and member of the 2023 graduating class of Skyline High School, Khazahnique Johnson is eager to get started on her path to a career in health care and she is taking her first steps this summer at the Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus (WCHHC) through the Highway to Emergency Department Tech Internship [...]
Alameda Health System’s (AHS) refugee clinic at Eastmont Wellness has deep roots in the community we serve. Established in 1983 it has been providing inclusive and culturally sensitive health care to more than 500,000 refugees from around the world each year since its founding. “Our refugee clinic supports those who have experienced traumatizing displacement from [...]
AHS Index June 2023 | LGBTQ+ Pride Month The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, and wonder. Percent of white LGBTQ+ people who report facing discrimination in healthcare: 44 Percent of LGBTQ+ [...]
One in five deaths in California among 15 to 24-year-olds is now fentanyl related. Since 2017, deaths by fentanyl are up 1,027%, according to the latest data from California Health Policy Strategies. Alameda Health System physician Dr. Andrew Herring is on the frontlines of the fentanyl epidemic in the Bay Area. As co-founder of CA [...]