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June 26, 2012
UCSF Medical Center's recent adoption of a new electronic health record system, not only advances patient safety, it enables UCSF to comply with a federal mandate requiring all health providers and hospitals to shift to electronic medical records as part of national health care reform.
June 15, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act this month. The following national experts at UCSF are available to discuss the potential impacts of health care reform:
April 04, 2012
Two health policy experts will present the findings from "A Study of California's Independent Review," as part of UCSF's regular health policy seminars on April 13.
March 27, 2012
The UCSF community is invited to hear Eric Dishman, director of Health Innovation and Policy for Intel’s Digital Health Group, talk about Intel's approach to health care at UCSF on April 5. 
March 22, 2012
Friday, March 23, marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which set in motion a series of reforms that will roll out over the course of four years and grant 32 million more Americans insurance coverage. Next week the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear three days of arguments related to the legal challenges to the health care reform law.
March 19, 2012
Stuart H. Altman, PhD, professor of national health policy at Brandeis University, will talk about "Power, Politics and Universal Health Care," at a seminar at UCSF on March 22.
January 09, 2012
A group of scientists at UCSF and Columbia University estimates that slapping a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages would prevent nearly 100,000 cases of heart disease, 8,000 strokes and 26,000 deaths every year.
January 09, 2012
John Maa, MD, an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery, and Neal Baer, MD, executive producer of TV's "ER" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," will address "The Futre of Emergency Care in America - Doctors as Storytellers" on January 11 in Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus.
October 28, 2011
UCSF biochemist Bruce Alberts has devoted his long career to improving the understanding and appreciation of science, which this week takes center stage at UCSF and beyond as part of the first-ever Bay Area Science Festival.
August 17, 2011
Congressional Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at UCSF Mission Bay recently to launch the Bay Area Science Festival, a weeklong series of mostly free events designed to excite and inspire the public about science and technology.

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