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Periopeartive Surgical Home (PSH) Conference
The 1st Annual Periopeartive Surgical Home Summit

Periopeartive Surgical Home Summit PSH Conference

Saturday-Sunday  |  June 7-8, 2014
The Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

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This two-day conference will provide anesthesiologists, surgeons, hospitalists and healthcare executives a comprehensive understanding of the conceptual framework as well as practical techniques for implementing the Perioperative Surgical Home care model. The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a multi-departmental initiative aimed at transforming surgical care by improving quality, lowering costs and increasing patient and provider satisfaction. Through lectures, panel discussion and open format roundtable discussions, the 1st Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit promises to be an excellent, real-world learning experience.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

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UC Irvine Health Uses Google Glass in Operating Rooms

Residents participating in the pilot program for Google Glass

Anesthesiologists at UC Irvine Health were able to participate in a unique program using the Google Glass device with an integrated medical app designed specifically for use in hospitals. After reading about this new medical app developed for Google Glass by a company in Austin, Texas, Pristine, Drs. Les Garson and Zeev Kain, met with the founders and decided to pursue a pilot program. The goal is to explore the potential for enhancing patient care in the operating room environment. The anesthesiologists were able to watch and hear what each other were doing and view vital patient data from areas not immediately adjacent to the operating rooms. The ability for live streaming audio and video functionality could lead to fundamental improvements in the delivery and cost of healthcare. The combined functionality of Google Glass with HIPAA compliant medical apps has tremendous implications for patient care. Read more »

NBC Google Glass News

Dr. Garson featured on NBC4 News health report on "Google Glass Brining Doctors Closer to Patients, Physicians".

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Fellowship in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Wilson sharing news about cirical care services

Our department is now approved for a fellowship program in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). This 12-month ACGME accredited fellowship is designed to fulfill the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) requirements for the critical care board eligibility. The ACCM fellowship is a multidisciplinary critical care fellowship encompasses the entire scope of critical care medicine. The core of the program is centered in the adult intensive care units (ICU) at UC Irvine Medical Center, where there will be six months training in the surgical SICU, two months in the medical ICU, and one month in the burn ICU.

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Department News

  • FAER: Dr. Zeev Kain's New Appointment
    The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Zeev Kain for one three-year term to the board of directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)...
  • Maura Hofstadter, PhD Receives Excellence in Leadership Award
    Maura Hofstadter, PhD, Associate Chair and Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care of the University of California, Irvine, received the 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award, UC Irvine’s top staff honor...
  • Forum Focus - Perioperative Surgical Home Model
    As hospitals and health systems look for ways to improve quality and safety while reducing costs, one new model of care, led by anesthesiologists, is doing just that. Modeled after the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), the perioperative surgical home (PSH) model coordinates...
  • Dr. Shalini Shah featured in OC Metro's Forty Under Forty
    Annual list of OC’s most impressive young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals. Shah’s extensive training to become the only specialist in Southern California with her unique credential to treat chronic pain in children began at New York’s Cornell University...
  • UC Health Innovation Fellowships to Improve Clinical Care
    Maxime Cannesson, MD and Shermeen Vakharia, MD received fellowships from the University of California’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation to support projects designed to improve the quality and value of care delivered by UC Health...
  • Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, New Section Editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia
    Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD has been appointed as the new Section Editor for Technology, Computing, and Monitoring for the Journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. In this role, Dr. Cannesson will be responsible for all manuscripts related to Technology, Computing...
  • Even Brief Exercise Can Improve Memory In Older Adults
    A daily dose of exercise is good for both mind and body, but how much is enough? To find out, researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) examined more than 50 adults between the ages 50 to 85, half of whom had memory deficits and...
  • Joint Surgical Home Launched
    The VBP Program, as required by the Affordable Care Act, is the beginning of an historic change in how Medicare pays health care providers and facilities. For the first time, hospitals across the country will be paid for...
  • Dr. Michelle Fortier Awarded $729K Grant from the American Cancer Society
    The Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research from ACS provides support for mentored research to junior faculty in order to develop into independent investigators in cancer control and prevention...

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