North Carolina Medical Journal
In North Carolina, telepsychiatry, which uses 2-way, real-time, interactive audio/video, is improving the quality and speed of psychiatric assessments—allowing them to be readily available for all patients presenting to the emergency department with behavioral health related issues. Through The Duke Endowment and Albermarle Hospital Foundation, 7 Vidant Health Hospitals are implementing the program, with early outcomes looking very promising . Read the full article (page 228).
May 6, 2012
The Post and Courier
In an effort to improve patient care, the Carolina eHealth Alliance (CeHA) has connected the 11 emergency departments of all Charleston-area civilian hospitals through a health information exchange that links electronic medical records. Read the full story.
May 3, 2012
This week Duke University announced this years 14 recipients of the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship. See Full Listing.
May 1, 2012
Business Leader Triad
With nearly one-third of American children being overweight or obese, there is an acute need for more effective treatments. While family-based approaches to pediatric obesity are considered the gold standard of treatment, theories of the family and how it functions have not been incorporated. Family behavioral theories can provide valuable insight into the complexities of families, and, as one study found, increased use of these theories in both research and practice may help in the development of more effective treatments for childhood obesity. Read the full article.
Apr. 29, 2012
The Cheraw Chronicle
In South Carolina, a shortage of psychiatrists, and acute funding cuts are proving to be “mothers” of invention. Duke Endowment Vice President, Mary Piepenbring shares how innovative, real-time video and voice technologies are connecting patients, psychiatrists and emergency departments with exciting results. Read the full article.
Apr. 16, 2012
The Duke Chronicle
With a grant from The Duke Endowment, Duke University’s School of Medicine is building a state-of-the-art medical education Learning Center. Dr. Nancy Andrews, dean of the School of Medicine, believes the facility will advance the school’s clinical training and student life. Read the full article.
Apr. 11, 2012
WCSC, Live5 News
Eleven emergency rooms across Charleston, SC (including those from the city’s four major hospitals) have joined forces through the Carolina eHealth Alliance to electronically share patients’ medical files. This Duke Endowment funded partnership is allowing doctors to access critical medical information and make important decisions, faster. In addition, electronically accessed test results are helping to eliminate costly redundancy, with the expectation that each ER will save roughly $1,000,000 annually. Watch the full report.
Apr. 06, 2012
The New Covenant United Methodist Preschool in Mount Holly held a special "Preschool Sunday" event to celebrate its newly updated classrooms, brand new playground and improved training and curriculum for teachers. The preschool offers classes for ages 2-4, and toddlers on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Read the article.
Apr. 1, 2012
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Simply put, the purpose of evaluation is to determine if something works—but it can get pretty complicated beyond that. Bill Bacon, Duke Endowment Director of Evaluation, and a number of other evaluators from across philanthropy discuss how their roles are evolving, the value of preliminary results and mid-course corrections, and the need to creatively explore new models for evaluation. Read the full article.
Mar. 29, 2012
Seven months after Hurricane Irene sent devastating floods to the East Coast, Program Director Robb Webb spotlights the ongoing need that persists in Eastern North Carolina and the opportunity to get involved through the United Methodist Church. Read Full Article.