The National Cancer Institute selected the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, partner with UPMC CancerCenter, to participate in a federal grant program. The grants fund research into simpler methods of cancer detection and tracking, including blood screenings. UPCI will receive as much as $15.5 million over the next five years.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC ranks seventh on the 2016-17 Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available.
Bob Kehoe explains UPMC Health Plan’s new additions to its telehealth program: a cloud-based platform that fosters virtual visits for individuals with chronic diseases. The program will go live this month, and enables patients to transmit biometric data and other information directly to care teams through their mobile device.
Two UPMC hospitals, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, have been recognized as Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
UPMC is the first hospital in western Pennsylvania to use the Watchman device, an implant recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an alternative to long-term blood thinner therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. This new alternative to stroke-risk reduction involves a small device being implanted in the heart rather than medication therapy.