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The doctor’s house call enters the digital age A new program enables UAB Medicine to reach out to patients who are most at-risk for readmission and help ensure their well-being.

Using interactive phone calls and other digital resources, physicians can support a patient’s progress and help them better understand complex medical information and participate in their own recovery.

“Being a part of our patients’ path to wellness doesn’t end when they leave our hospital,” says UAB Hospital Chief Quality Officer Benjamin Taylor, M.D.


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Lean Path

New programs reduce waste in campus restaurants As hungry students head back to campus, UAB's dining venues are gearing up. Thanks to a new tracking tool and oil-recycling partnership, Campus Restaurants is now running leaner than ever.

The automated LeanPath tracking system analyzes pre-consumer waste from overproduction or catering; it is expected to cut food waste at UAB by as much as 80 percent. In addition to lower disposal and transportation costs, that also means less waste reaching area landfills. Meanwhile, some 16,000 pounds of used frying oils each year will be transformed into cleaner-burning biodiesel through an agreement with a major regional biofuels processor.