Health System Updates

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic CIO Edward Marx: Healthcare organizations have a ‘moral responsibility’ to go all-in on digital technology | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

If the healthcare industry hopes to engage in transformational, rather than incremental, change, organizations will need to make implementing digital technologies their mission, according to Edward Marx, CIO of Cleveland Clinic. During a keynote address Oct. 10 at the Becker’s Hospital Review Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference in Chicago, Mr. Marx explained how digital health saved his life not once but twice, prompting him to make evangelizing for the implementation …

Alameda Health System

Alameda Health System Launches Epic Electronic Health System | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

OAKLAND, Calif. , Oct. 11, Alameda Health System (AHS) successfully launched its new Epic electronic health record (EHR) system last week. Epic is the most widely-used and comprehensive health records system in the country. The EHR implementation project started at AHS over three years ago as part of an effort to enhance care across the system, increase coordination of care, and improve the patient care experience. Alameda Health System’s new …

Northwell Health

Physician-run practice joins Northwell Health — 4 insights | Becker’s ASC Review | 10/11/2019

Sponsored by VMG Health 214.369.4888 Physician-run practice joins Northwell Health — 4 insights Written by Angie Stewart October 11, 2019 Print Email Concorde Medical Group is joining Northwell Health. Four insights: 1. New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell announced the addition of Concorde’s 75 staff members and 23 physicians on Oct. 8. Concorde is based in New York City. 2. Paula Marchetta, MD, will continue serving as Concorde’s president. “It …

Universal Health Service, King of Prussia PA

Universal Health Services, Inc. Announces Date For Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Release And Conference Call | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS ) announced today that it will report results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2019 after the market closes on Thursday, October 24, 2019 . There will be a conference call for investors and analysts at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday , October 25, 2019. The dial-in number is 1-877-648-7971. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available …

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

Cleveland Clinic CIO Edward Marx: Healthcare organizations have a ‘moral responsibility’ to go all-in on digital technology | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

If the healthcare industry hopes to engage in transformational, rather than incremental, change, organizations will need to make implementing digital technologies their mission, according to Edward Marx, CIO of Cleveland Clinic. During a keynote address Oct. 10 at the Becker’s Hospital Review Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference in Chicago, Mr. Marx explained how digital health saved his life not once but twice, prompting him to make evangelizing for the implementation …

Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Mental Health Drive at Freedom Honda to Benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado | PR Newswire | 10/11/2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. , Oct. 11, During October, for every vehicle sold, Freedom Honda will donate $100 to the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado. The drive applies to any new or pre-owned vehicle leased or purchased from Oct. 1 – 31 . Customers are not subject to any additional costs or actions for a donation to be made. “Children’s Colorado has an excellent reputation,” said Bret Petersen , Owner of …

Ascension

Ascension Saint Thomas, Kroger partner to expand convenient care options in Tennessee | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

Nashville, Tenn.-based Ascension Saint Thomas partnered with Kroger, the grocery retailer, to expand healthcare access in Middle Tennessee. Through the partnership, Kroger Health — the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. — and Ascension Saint Thomas aim to provide a convenient entry point to a fully coordinated system of care. The affiliation combines The Little Clinic’s 23 in-store clinics with Ascension Saint Thomas’ system and Kroger Health pharmacies. “Collaborations and …

Allina Health

Allina Health leverages prescription data management tool in Epic EHR | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

Minneapolis-based Allina Health is using a digital pricing tool in its Epic EHR system that allows physicians to see how much a patient is required to pay for a prescription, according to Press & News . The tool pulls information from the patient’s specific insurance coverage and pharmacy to present physicians with an accurate depiction of the price the patient would have to pay for the prescribed drugs. The technology can …

Banner Health

ASC takes on Banner Health’s 1st non-hospital joint replacement in 5 years | Becker’s ASC Review | 10/11/2019

… and management company. The surgery was scheduled to take place at Loveland, Colo.-based Banner Surgery Center on Oct. 11. The ASC offers orthopedics, ophthalmology, general surgery, urology and pain management services. Phoenix-based Banner Health entered into a business venture with Atlas Healthcare Partners in 2018, according to consolidated financial statements reported by Ernst & Young . Through the agreement, Banner holds a 75 percent controlling interest and Atlas holds a …

RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health plans acquisition of Trinitas Regional Medical Center | FierceHealthcare | 10/11/2019

… Trinitas Board will continue to oversee day-to-day operations of Trinitas. RWJBH would make significant investments in Trinitas and expand the network of outpatient services provided. “I see our eventual move into the RWJBarnabas Health system as an extremely positive and exciting development for our institution – one that will give us the resources and opportunities to greatly enhance the already high level of care we provide to our community …

NYC Health

NYC Health + Hospitals closes 65% of $1.8B budget shortfall | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

NYC Health + Hospitals closes 65% of $1.8B budget shortfall Alia Paavola - Print Email At the end of fiscal year 2019, NYC Health + Hospitals reported that it was able to close 65 percent of its $1.8 billion budget gap. “Financial stability is a critical part of our transformation plan, and our fiscal year end shows that we are on the right track — we are achieving our goals and exceeding our budget …

Sanford Health

Sanford Health considering drone delivery for supplies | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/11/2019

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health is looking into the use of drones for the delivery of medical specimens, small supplies and drugs, according to The Duluth News Tribune . Dean Weber, Sanford’ Health’s vice president of corporate supply chain management, told the publication that drone delivery is one of the ways the system is looking to improve the transport efficiency of small, lightweight items that human couriers would otherwise handle …

Calvary Hospital, Bronx NY

FDNY And Calvary Hospital Collaborate On Paramedic Training Program | PRWeb | 10/10/2019

FDNY And Calvary Hospital Collaborate On Paramedic Training Program Share Article As part of a long-term collaboration with FDNY, Calvary Hospital recently hosted a group of emergency medical technicians to teach the group best practices for palliative care. Required in the EMS program, the visit included rounds with Calvary physicians and instruction on end-of-life care and pain management. Calvary physician, Vera Miller, MD (right) with FDNY EMTs …

Atrium Health

Atrium Health Welcomes New Senior Vice President, Enterprise Strategy and Planning | PR Newswire | 10/10/2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Atrium Health is pleased to announce Chandra Peterson as its new senior vice president of enterprise strategy and planning. Peterson will begin her position on October 14 , reporting directly to Rasu Shrestha , Atrium Health’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer. In this new position, Peterson will collaborate with clinical and business leaders across Atrium Health to develop and implement new strategies designed to deliver greater value and …

Geisinger

Geisinger, Cerner Partner to Boost Population Health Management | HealthIT Analytics | 10/10/2019

Population Health News Geisinger, Cerner Partner to Boost Population Health Management Geisinger will expand its use of Cerner’s population health management platform to transform healthcare delivery. Source: Thinkstock By October 10, 2019 - Geisinger has announced a new ten-year agreement with Cerner Corporation to leverage Cerner’s HealtheIntent platform for improved population health management. Geisinger will use actionable insights and innovative tools from the Cerner platform across its patient network, accountable …

One Medical

Parsley Health Launches New Digital Services on Tail of $26M in Series B Raise | PRWeb | 10/10/2019

Parsley Health, the leading national provider of holistic personalized medicine designed to reverse chronic illness and optimize health, announced the launch of two new telemedicine services and a round of Series B funding today. Since Parsley Health’s Series A in April of 2018, the company has raised an additional $26M in new funding. White Star Capital, the global multi-stage technology investment platform, led the Series B round with additional …

Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Take Vape Away Campaign to Combat Youth Vaping | PR Newswire | 10/10/2019

… use e-cigarettes started smoking while 8 percent of non-users started smoking. “Clearly we must marshal all of our resources to stop our young people from vaping,’’ said Dr. Eric Costanzo , a Hackensack Meridian Health pulmonologist and critical care expert. “We are seeing patients with severe lung illness which we suspect is related to vaping and unfortunately this may only be the tip of the iceberg.’’ “Hackensack Meridian Health …

Sutter Health

California’s Sutter Health going to court over high prices | Modern Healthcare | 10/10/2019

Print One of California’s largest hospital systems is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. The antitrust lawsuit against Sutter Health , which operates 24 hospitals with 5,500 doctors across Northern California, was first brought by employers and unions amid growing frustration over the rising cost of healthcare in 2014. California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, filed …

Penn State Health

Geisinger Health Plan adds Penn State Health to provider network | Becker’s ASC Review | 10/10/2019

Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health joined Geisinger Health Plan’s provider network, The Standard-Journal reports. Three details: 1. Penn State Health became an in-network, preferred provider for Geisinger Health Plan’s 550,000 members in Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 18. 2. Penn State Health jointly operates multiple healthcare facilities across Pennsylvania, including Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. 3. Geisinger Health Plan’s provider network …

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Commits $2.75 Million To Study Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Total Health | PR Newswire | 10/9/2019

OAKLAND, Calif. , Oct. 9, Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit, integrated health system, announced today that it will allocate $2.75 million in new research led by Kaiser Permanente research scientists to help prevent and mitigate the health effects of adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs. This research funding is part of Kaiser Permanente’s long-term commitment to improving the total health of its members and the communities it serves. ACEs …