Beyond Zoom: Virtual reality classrooms

Cristina Lopes, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of informatics, sits in a courtyard waiting as her students slowly trickle into class. In front of them is a series of large objects: the topic of today’s lecture. Lopes reaches out and touches a yellow cylinder floating in front of her, and the object is instantly replaced with a complex line of code.

NAU leading NSF grant that looks at the potential for drones in responding to forest fires

The grant, led by SICCS professors Fatemeh Afghah and Abolfazi Razi and Regents’ professor Peter Fulé, will give firefighters a better situational awareness about the fire environment; provide up-to-date information on where the fire is; and help fire responders form reliable predictions about the fire activity.

Informatics Approach Helps Reveal Risk Factors for Pressure Injuries

Researchers used informatics to examine 5,000+ patient records and five years of data related to nursing skin assessments and hospital-acquired pressure injuries. The results underscore the importance of treating and monitoring irritated skin early and eliminating the cause as an important step to prevent pressure injuries.

Patient Monitoring Systems for Sepsis – Mixed Results on Patient Outcomes

Automated patient monitoring systems (PMSs) have been designed to reduce delays in diagnosis of sepsis in hospitalized patients. But so far, studies evaluating these systems have shown inconsistent effects on mortality rates and other patient outcomes, according to an evidence review in a special September supplement to the Journal of Patient Safety, which was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Researchers @UCSDMedSchool found that using electronic-based consent forms (eConsents) decreased error rates from 32% to 1%, helping to decrease delays to surgery.

In a recent study published in JAMA Surgery, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that using electronic-based consent forms (eConsents) decreased the error rate from 32 percent to 1 percent. “You are not relying on…