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Health Outcomes and Policy news at the College of Medicine

UF Health researchers to help integrate patient-reported outcomes in electronic health records

By • Dec 21st, 2016 • Category: Health Outcomes and Policy

UF Health researchers receive funding to make it easier to collect patient-reported outcomes, with the goal of improving clinical care and research.

UF Health research team receives funding to improve health care for children in Medicaid, CHIP

By • Dec 8th, 2016 • Category: Awards, Health Outcomes and Policy

UF Health research team receives funding to improve oral health care and adherence to best practice with antipsychotic medication for children in Medicaid and CHIP in Florida and Texas.

Weight loss information on top Spanish-language websites often inaccurate

By • Oct 4th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy

Online weight loss information in Spanish is frequently inaccurate and incomplete, according to a systematic assessment of Spanish search engine results performed by UF Health researchers.

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths have increased rapidly in Florida since 2010

By • Aug 26th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine

Florida sees a sharp increase in fentanyl-related deaths, according to UF Health researchers who co-authored a CDC report.

Online portals could improve health for adolescents

By • Jan 21st, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy

      In case you missed it — that’s ICYMI in Internet speak — study after study shows teens prefer texting, social media and email to communicating by phone. The question is, if teens could communicate with their doctors and receive test results more easily through electronic means, would they? And would it improve […]

An increase in alcohol tax appears to have decreased gonorrhea rates in Maryland by 24 percent

By • Dec 9th, 2015 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy

Maryland’s increase in sales tax on alcohol likely decreased the state’s gonorrhea rates, according to UF Health researchers.

UF receives $17.5 million to speed discoveries toward better health

By • Sep 24th, 2015 • Category: Awards, Health Outcomes and Policy, Medicine

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute has received a $17.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to speed discoveries toward better health over the next four years.

Statewide research consortium receives $7.9 million for research to improve patient outcomes

By • Aug 24th, 2015 • Category: Community Health & Family Medicine, From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy, Medicine, Pediatrics

The OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium has been approved for $7.9 million in funding from PCORI and has been named one of the nation’s 13 clinical data research networks.

New Medicaid health care program for disabled adults improves aspects of patients’ care

By • Aug 4th, 2015 • Category: Health Outcomes and Policy, Published Papers

UF researchers find that a new policy for disabled adults covered by Medicaid improved aspects of their care for chronic diseases, compared to traditional care.

Free fitness iPhone apps fail to meet American College of Sports Medicine exercise guidelines

By • Jul 30th, 2015 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Only one of 30 popular free fitness apps meets the majority of American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for physical activity, according to UF Health researchers.