On-the-Go Tips for 7 Crohn’s Symptoms
Christina Ha, MD, assistant director of clinical care at the UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, was featured Feb. 6 in an Everyday Health article on how to manage Crohn's disease while living an active life.
Your Guide to Tracking Crohn’s Symptoms
Jenny Sauk, MD, health sciences assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was featured Feb. 6 in an Everyday Health article on how to be aware of Crohn's disease symptoms early and often.
Aria Zand, MD Awarded the ECCO-IOIBD Fellowship
The International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD) and the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) offer an exceptional, collaborative ECCO-IOIBD Fellowship. Its aim is to encourage and help individuals in their career and promote innovative scientific exchange in the area of inflammatory bowel Diseases (IBD) between Europe and other continents.
This highly prestigious award has been awarded to Dr. Aria Zand, the division’s current Melvin & Bren Simon GI Quality Improvement Program Scholar, and provides him with the opportunity to collaborate with the Department of Applied Mathematics to research precision medicine for IBD using advanced machine learning. The research will be performed at the UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Hommes.
vQ Presented at Stanford Medicine X
UCLA Division of Digestive Disease's has been invited to speak at one of the most innovative stages in global healthcare: Stanford Medicine X. This two-day educational event, September 23-24, 2015, will focus on the future of medical education in the new Millennium, the role technology and networked intelligence might play in driving educational innovation, the new challenges facing health care education in the new Millennium, as well as the need to change the culture of medical education to be more patient-centered, participatory and patient-safety-focused. Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD, will speak on "Providing Value @ Your Fingertips: Integrated Care in Your Back Pocket." Click here to learn more >
Beyond the Scope - Vital Role of IBD Nurses
UCLA Center for IBD takes pride in having a staff of dedicated nurses specifically for IBD patients. The center's progressive value-based approach to chronic disease management is achieved by the nurses regular communication with patients in person, telephone, or a secure web-based or mobile communication platform. Click here to view Spring 2015 issue of Beyond the Scope >
UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases' Wellness Program Build-out Wins Re-Imaging and Transforming the Patient Experience Contest
In May 2014, UCLA's Institute for Innovation in Health team launched the Re-Imaging and Transforming the Patient Experience contest. They called for teams who had innovative ideas that reimagine the status quo for patient experience by encouraging patients to take a greater role in managing their health.
Program Description: Expanding the Wellness Program of the vQ coordinated care model with smartphone app development and evaluation of 6 new modules created in direct response to patients' expressed needs in complementary integration with the patient-centric care coordination model. The new modules are - My Coach, My Menu, My Fitness, My Accupressure, My Yoga and My Meditation. Population: IBD and other chronically ill patients.
$4 Million Gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Benefits Research in Stem Cell Science and Digestive Diseases
Yahoo! News, Westside Today, News-Medical, Century City/Westwood Patch, Examiner, Digital Journal, Stem Cell News, City News Service, WN News.com, Health Medicine Network, Pluripotent: Stem Cell News, and websites for FOX-TV (Greenville, N.C.),WVNS-TV (Ghent, Va.), WAND-TV (Decatur, Ill.), KWTV-TV (Oklahoma City, Okla.), WGFL-TV (Gainesville, Fla.), WFSB-TV (Hartford, Conn.), KVVU-TV (Las Vegas, Nev.), WFLX-TV (West Palm Beach, Fla.), KFDA-TV (Amarillo, Texas), KQCW-TV (Tulsa, Okla.), WAVE-TV (Louisville, Ky.) and others May 8, Bioresearch Online May 13 and Canyon News May 15 covered two gifts from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to UCLA totaling $4 million that will fund UCLA research. The gifts will benefit the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA and the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at UCLA's Division of Digestive Diseases. Dr. Owen Witte, director of the Broad Stem Cell Research Center and Dr. Gary Gitnick, professor and co-chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases, and the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Chair at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, were quoted.
Value-Based Chronic Disease Care Management Awarded UCLA Innovation in Health Prize
The UCLA Health Institute for Innovation held its first contest in November 2013. The purpose of the contest was to identify innovations that have been implemented in the past 18 months and have produced dramatic improvements at UCLA Health. There were 44 entries and over 330 team members that participated. Entries were from all parts of the health system including outpatient clinics, the Emergency Department, Environmental Services, Pharmacy, Interpreter Services, Human Resources, Quality, MITS, and many more. As part of this contest, UCLA Health employees were invited to participate in determining the semi-finalists by voting on the innovation they liked best. There were over 1,800 people that registered to vote. Seven semi-finalist teams were selected to move on for the final round of judging. The entries were then evaluated by an expert judge panel for impact on patient experience, quality, total cost of care, measures of success, ability to scale, and ease of implementation. On December 19 the winner of the Institute for Innovation in Health Contest was announced at the Innovation Gallery that showcased all the innovations that entered the contest. Team Value Quotient was recognized for their Value-Based Chronic Disease Care Management innovation.
Free UCLA eIBD App
The UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases is excited to announce our free UCLA eIBD app is live and available to all patients. Your home care and quality of life is managed 24/7 with our easily accessible smartphone app. You can actively manage your disease anywhere!
AGA Announces the BTE Recognized Physicians for 2013-2014
Dr. Jennifer Choi was recognized by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) as a Bridges to Excellence (BTE) IBD Care Recognition recipient. This award was designed to recognize and reward clinicians who demonstrate outstanding patient care.
It's Like Having a Doctor in Your Back Pocket
Southern California Physician magazine ran a story in their November 2012 issue on Telemedicine Redefined. Dr. Daniel Hommes, a professor of Medicine at UCLA, said, "Devices as the iPad can improve care while saving costs in the health care landscape of the future."
iPad Program at UCLA is Part of Effort to Provide Value-based Care for Patients
eWeek ran a story on Sept. 21 about iPad Use at UCLA Helps Patients Manage Chronic Intestinal Ailments. Dr. Daniel Hommes, a professor of Medicine at UCLA, told eWeek, "The idea is to have UCLA in your back pocket."
Trades Explore iPad Use in Patient Care
Mobile Health News and Fierce Mobile Healthcare reported Sept. 18 that patients, doctors and specialized nurses at UCLA are all using Apple iPads to help track inflammatory bowel patients' symptoms and care and to communicate with each other in real-time about disease management. Dr. Daniel Hommes, professor of medicine and director of the UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases was quoted.