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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Washtenaw County Influenza Update – Hospitalization Reaches 210

Total Hospitalization Reaches 210 Influenza appears to have peaked in Washtenaw County at the end of February, although flu activity remains high.  Influenza A/H3 continues to be the dominant sub-type, but Influenza B reports have become more frequent in the past few weeks. Flu-associated hospitalizations are at high levels, with most hospitalizations occurring among individuals…
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Washtenaw County Influenza Surveillance Update

Lab-confirmed Cases:   Influenza activity in Washtenaw County peaked during the last week of February.  Reports of confirmed influenza remain high, however, and flu viruses will likely continue to circulate actively for the next  4 – 6 weeks.  Influenza B diagnoses are increasing, and since March 1st, influenza B has been 45% of the flu reports…
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UPDATE: Data Submission Registration for MAPS Now Available

The State of Michigan will be replacing the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) with Appriss, PMP AWARxE software, effective April 4, 2017. As directed by the Michigan State Medical Society's (MSMS) House of Delegates, upgrading the software platform is a crucial element in improving and measuring physician use of MAPS and thereby serving to help…
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U-M Nursing History Society Event March 19, 2017

Historical Reflection:   Building the Medical Center Hospitals and Related Campus Buildings Presenter:  Frederick W. Mayer When:  Sunday, March 19,  2017, 2-4 p.m. Where: School of Nursing, 426 N. Ingalls, Rm. 1000 Mr. Mayer, a former University Planner at the University of Michigan from 1968-2003, has written numerous articles and lectured extensively on the subject of…
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Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County Upcoming Events

Below are the latest announcements from the Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County. Events NEXT CHC MEETING: Symposium on Violent Interactions between Law Enforcement and Black Americans: A discussion on the Historical Context, Current Events, Public Health Impact, and the Quest for Solutions The overarching goal of this symposium, sponsored by Washtenaw County Public Health…
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MSMS/WCMS Goes to Washington to Advocate for You

Immediate Past President Brad J. Uren, MD, meets with legislators in Washington, DC with other representatives from the Michigan State Medical Society. https://www.msms.org/AboutMSMS/NewsMedia/News/tabid/178/ID/7063/MSMS-Goes-to-Washington-DC.aspx  
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Washtenaw County Public Health Schedules Symposium for March 23

A community event will be held on March 23 to discuss the historical context, current events, public health impact, and quest for solutions. The overarching goal of the symposium, sponsored by Washtenaw County Public Health and community partners, is to have a solution-oriented discussion about violent interactions between police and black Americans. The keynote speaker…
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Washtenaw County Flu Activity Update

As of February 28, 2017: Influenza is at peak levels in Washtenaw County.  Last week, reports of lab-confirmed Influenza in local residents continued to climb.  Influenza A/H3 is the dominant sub-type, with some Influenza B circulating as well. Flu-associated hospitalizations are at high levels, with most hospitalizations occurring among individuals 65 years and older.  Several…
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