Empowering patients, improving the care experience

How an enhanced electronic health record puts patients in the driver’s seat of their health To unify the University of Vermont Health Network and improve the patient experience, we introduced a new electronic health record (EHR) across our network on November 9. Over the next few years, we are integrating health records across our Vermont […]

Lori McKenna, LICSW, social worker with the UVM Medical Center’s Memory Program answers questions about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. What challenges face the caregiver of a person with dementia? Lori McKenna: The unknown regarding the progression of the disease. The grief that they may experience following diagnosis: anger, fear, depression, isolation, […]

Every year thousands of Americans make the decision to cut back on their smoking or – even better – quit smoking entirely. Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, when we celebrate the people who have put in the time, effort and shown the willpower that it takes to be a quitter. Between […]

1. Vermont has one of the nation’s worst rates of smoking while pregnant. In a 2018 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 15.5 percent of Vermont women smoked during pregnancy. The only states with higher rates were West Virginia (25.1 percent), Kentucky (18.4 percent) and Montana (16.5 percent). Missouri rounded out the […]