May 22, 2017

Three computer workshops — One-on-One Computer Support, Facebook Workshop, and File Management — will be taught in April for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

The Facebook Workshop will be offered free of charge. Courses begin June 5.

The schedule is:

· One-on-One Computer Support, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 5-28; Call for appointment.

· Facebook Workshop, June 16, 10-11:30 a.m.

· File Management, June 20 and 22, 10 a.m. to noon.

May 22, 2017

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) awarded certificates and degrees May 20 to 942 graduates of its five colleges and graduate school during its commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Degrees were presented to 163 in the College of Medicine; 265 in the College of Nursing; 123 in the College of Pharmacy; 44 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health; 62 in the Graduate School; and 285 in the academic programs that make up the College of Health Professions.

May 22, 2017

Wendy Nembhard has been named chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.

She began on April 1 and comes to the College of Public Health from the UAMS College of Medicine, where she will continue to serve as the interim section chief for the Birth Defects Research Section in the Department of Pediatrics.

May 23, 2017

As detailed in the 3rd Annual State Tracking Report, Arkansas’s Healthcare Payment Improvement Initiative (AHCPII) has continued to demonstrate improvements in quality and reductions in costs. The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) has worked with participating payers including Arkansas Medicaid, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, QualChoice, Centene / Ambetter, HealthSCOPE, Walmart, Arkansas State and Public School Employee Plans, and Arkansas Superior Select to track AHCPII progress.

May 16, 2017

Dr. William LaDell Douglas of Hope and Dr. Harvey Potts of Fort Smith were elected to the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s (AFMC) Board of Directors at its May 5 annual membership meeting. Both men will serve a two-year term beginning immediately. AFMC is a health improvement organization that has served Arkansas physicians and the health care community for 45 years.