MedStaff Update: November 2017
Immune Monitoring to Predict and Improve Surgical Recovery
Over 40 million Americans undergo surgery every year, yet too little is known about who will recover well and who will struggle to regain functionality. A Stanford research trio finds this ambiguity difficult to accept. Using mass cytometry coupled with deep phenotyping and advanced bio-computational methods, they have been able to identify unique and patient-specific immune signatures that are strongly correlated with patients’ post-surgical recovery.
CELT Graduates Lead Quality Improvement Efforts throughout Stanford
CELT training gives doctors the skills and knowledge to leading clinical improvement initiatives in their own departments, units and clinics. In September, a new class of CELT participants graduated and shared the results of their improvement work.
Latest Stanford, Intermountain Grant Recipients Announced
The one-year grants to researchers at Stanford and Intermountain Healthcare are aimed at improving health care through collaborative research conducted at both institutions.
Patient Safety: Lessons Learned
A "culture of safety" breakdown is more than just being afraid to speak up. To prevent negative outcomes, every individual within an organization must understand the culture of safety and how it translates into everyday practice.
Featured Guest Contributor
Priya Singh, Chief Strategy Officer, Stanford Health Care, Senior Associate Dean, Stanford School of Medicine