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‘Making Health’ Celebrates How Design Tools and Technology Are Transforming Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) IDEA Lab, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and MedStar Health today are hosting “Making Health: An Interactive Celebration of How Tinkering, Technology and Design Tools Are Transforming Health Care.” The event is from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Georgetown University Leavey Center in Washington, D.C., and is part of the White House’s National Week of Making. The event is free and open to the public.

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Medical Student Awarded Mental Health Research Scholarship

The MedStar Health Research Institute, in conjunction with the Georgetown University School of Medicine, has awarded Baljeet Rai a summer research internship through the Pines-Kleinman Mental Health Fund. She will study the link between motor symptoms of Huntington’s disease and overall disability, while working with Karen Anderson, MD, at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Two Medical Students Awarded Pellegrini Research Scholarships

The MedStar Health Research Institute, in conjunction with the Georgetown University School of Medicine, has awarded two Pellegrini research scholarships to second-year medical students, Conner McMains and Jessica Martin, to study clinical quality and patient safety under the guidance of Seth Krevat, MD; Chris Goeschel, ScD; and Kelly Smith, PhD.

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MedStar Health Is a Leader in Patient-Family Communications and Disclosure

MedStar Health is in the vanguard of health systems across the country that are embracing transparency and adopting practices to immediately communicate with patients and families—and other members of the care team—when something goes wrong. MedStar has been following the principles of communication and disclosure for several years, and was asked to develop and pilot the toolkit for the Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR) program of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). AHRQ made the toolkit available today to hospitals and health leaders at no charge to encourage transparency everywhere.

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