Geisinger

Human services providersadapting to new challenges | 3/26/2020

Delivering certain mental health, substance abuse and other human services has become more challenging during the coronavirus pandemic, but providers are doing their best to adapt. Tina Knorr, a licensed clinical social worker with Geisinger , said psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors are continuing to see all patients as scheduled. “We know that now, maybe more than ever, people are in need of mental health care and we are making ourselves available …

‘We’re going to be coding dead people’: Hospitals consider do-not-resuscitate order for all COVID-19 patients | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/26/2020

… gloved the patient is going to be dead,” Fred Wyese, RN, an ICU nurse in Muskegon, Mich., said. “We are going to be coding dead people.” Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health, Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and regional Kaiser Permanente health networks are all examining guidelines that would let physicians override COVID-19 patient or family wishes on a case-by-case basis. Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, a bioethicist at Philadelphia …

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Hospitals across U.S. consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients | 3/26/2020

… hot spots for infections, is dealing with the problem by severely limiting the number of responders to a contagious patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest. Several large hospital systems - Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Geisinger in Pennsylvania and regional Kaiser Permanente networks - are looking at guidelines that would allow doctors to override the wishes of the coronavirus patient or family members on a case-by-case basis due to the …

Businesses donate to local hospitals | 3/26/2020

… COVID-19 has been the lack of proper protective gear. Local businesses are doing their best to fix that deficiency. On Monday, Nanticoke ceiling supplier Malishchak Brothers Inc. donated 100 N95 face masks to Geisinger Nanticoke. Co-owner Jake Malishchak said they found the masks, apparently left over from job sites, when his father, Jerry, came home from an appointment at Geisinger and opened a closet. After conferring with his …

Geisinger seeks donations of masks, gloves | 3/26/2020

… electric construction-grade heaters for the hospital’s outdoor screening tents. Zartman Construction donated cases of N95 masks. “The reality of the situation is we are pretty much at a standstill, can’t use them, and Geisinger needs them,” Tim Clark, vice president of operations, said. “We like to think we are a good partner in the community and Geisinger is an important partner to us. This is something we could do …

Evangelical, Geisinger plan for patient surge | 3/26/2020

… in the treatment of patients with any contagious disease including COVID-19, Media Specialist Joe Stender said. “Geisinger has enough beds to meet current and projected needs in our communities,” Stender said. Like Evangelical, Geisinger also set up auxiliary screening and treatment tents for many of the health system’s emergency departments. The tents weren’t set up in response to increased demand, Stender said; rather, they’re already in place in the …

Local firm working on need for face masks | 3/26/2020

Golden Technologies is stepping up in a time of need. The locally owned and operated manufacturing company announced Wednesday it is producing and donating disposable face masks that will be distributed to Geisinger Health System facilities in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. “It is our great honor to provide our outstanding health care professionals the equipment they need to keep themselves safe as they help care for our families, friends and …

Davison, Lois E. | 3/26/2020

Lois E. Davison, 85, of Hanover Green and formerly Kingston, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.Born Oct. 15, 1934, in the Askam section of Hanover Twp., she was the daughter of the late James F. and Emily M. Johnson Davison. Lois lived in Kingston most of her life and was a graduate of the former Edwardsville High School. She was employed by Rea and …

Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients | 3/26/2020

… hot spots for infections, is dealing with the problem by severely limiting the number of responders to a contagious patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest. Several large hospital systems — Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Geisinger in Pennsylvania and regional Kaiser Permanente networks — are looking at guidelines that would allow doctors to override the wishes of the coronavirus patient or family members on a case-by-case basis due to the …

Genello, Ralph W. | 3/26/2020

Ralph W. Genello of Scranton, formerly from Dunmore, passed away peacefully after a brief illness March 23 at Geisinger Community Medical Center. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife in 2007, the former Dora Pacini. Born in Scranton on March 13, 1941, to the late Vito Genello and Marie Ambrosini Lutz, he was educated in Dunmore schools. Following graduation from Dunmore High School in 1958, Ralph entered the United …

Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA | 3/26/2020

… spots for infections, is dealing with the problem by severely limiting the number of responders to a contagious patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest. Several large hospital systems, including Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Geisinger in Pennsylvania and regional Kaiser Permanente networks, are looking at guidelines that would allow doctors to override the wishes of the coronavirus patient or family members on a case-by-case basis due to the …

Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA | 3/26/2020

… spots for infections, is dealing with the problem by severely limiting the number of responders to a contagious patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest. Several large hospital systems, including Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Geisinger in Pennsylvania and regional Kaiser Permanente networks, are looking at guidelines that would allow doctors to override the wishes of the coronavirus patient or family members on a case-by-case basis due to the …

What’s Going Around: Strep throat, allergies, asthma exacerbations | 3/26/2020

Geisinger Holy Spirit Pediatrics in Cumberland County reports strep throat, allergies and upper respiratory infections. The CVS MinuteClinic in York reports sinus infections this week. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Physicians Roseville Pediatrics says strep throat, flu, ear infections, asthma exacerbations and pink eye are the most common concerns this week. Dr. Joan Thode offered the following advice about Coronavirus: “Roseville has been fielding a lot of concerned calls, understandably …

Marvel Fans Spotted a Huge Nick Fury Plothole | 3/26/2020

Our product picks are editor-tested, expert-approved. We may earn a commission through links on our site. Marvel Fans Spotted a Huge Nick Fury Plothole And it has nothing to do with Skrulls. By Gabriella Geisinger Mar 26, 2020 Thanks to Disney+ , fans now have the opportunity to watch and rewatch their favorite Marvel movies. Though it would take you literally days to get through them all, having everything …

Oklahoma City inmate transferred to Valley tested for COVID-19 | 3/25/2020

One of 32 federal inmates transported from Oklahoma City to the Federal Correctional Institution at Allenwood on Monday was taken to Geisinger Medical Center and tested for COVID-19. The tests are still pending, prompting U.S. Rep. Fred Keller to increase his efforts to halt the movement of prisoners into Pennsylvania. “These sets of facts are disturbing and unacceptable,” said Keller who wrote Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Michael Carvajal …

Herron, Monica | 3/25/2020

Monica Herron got her wings after a courageous battle with cancer Monday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.Born in Norristown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Marguerite Gordon. Monica attended Bishop Kenrick High School followed by the Montgomery School of Nursing.Monica was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Mom Mom …

GNA donates equipment to Geisinger Wyoming Valley | 3/25/2020

The Greater Nanticoke Area School District donated personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as PPE, to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Twp. The school district acquired extra PPE to protect its cleaning and maintenance staff prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Superintendent Ronald Grevera said. The district donated the PPE because the hospital “was experiencing a shortage” and “it became evident that we wouldn’t use it,” Grevera said …

Doctors consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients | The Washington Post | 3/25/2020

… hot spots for infections, is dealing with the problem by severely limiting the number of responders to a contagious patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest. Several large hospital systems — Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Geisinger in Pennsylvania and regional Kaiser Permanente networks — are looking at guidelines that would allow doctors to override the wishes of the coronavirus patient or family members on a case-by-case basis due to the …

Geisinger welcoming supply donations to help fight COVID-19 | 3/25/2020

Public may call 800-739-6882 or visit geisinger .org/fightcovid to schedule drop-off DANVILLE, Pa. – When their business stalled due to the coronavirus, Tim Clark, vice president of operations at Zartman Construction, Northumberland, saw an opportunity to give back. The construction company decided to give several cases of N95 masks — normally used for demolition work — to Geisinger . “The reality of the situation is we are pretty much at a standstill, can’t …

Ronald McDonald House seeking support for meal program | 3/25/2020

… of the virus. With a restriction currently in place on those who are permitted to enter the facility, the house is seeking support to maintain a program which serves families of children hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center. Ginnetta Reed, director of marketing and events, explained several ways in which the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the operations of the house. “The hard reality is that our program brings families together from …

Telehealth

Human services providersadapting to new challenges | 3/26/2020

… during the coronavirus pandemic, but providers are doing their best to adapt. Tina Knorr, a licensed clinical social worker with Geisinger, said psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors are continuing to see all patients as scheduled. “We … the Secretary of Health and Human Services to waive certain telehealth and telemedicine restrictions for mental health services during certain emergency periods. Telemedicine is the use of live videoconferencing between provider and patient. For Medicare …

Health insurance providers activate emergency plans to help stop COVID-19 | 3/26/2020

… also confirms that prior authorization is not required for diagnostic services related to COVID-19 testing. The company recommends using telehealth when possible to help prevent the spread of a virus. It is also encouraging … to treat patients virtually at their normal office visit rates. Geisinger Health Plan will waive out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing, and is not requiring prior authorization for diagnostic services related to these …

Digital Health

Q&A with CHIME Board Chair John Kravitz: “We Need to Be Considered Valuable to CEOs.” | 3/24/2020

… Kravitz: “We Need to Be Considered Valuable to CEOs.” 03/24/2020 By Kate Gamble Leave a Comment John Kravitz, Corporate CIO, Geisinger Health System For CIOs, the ultimate goal is to be “considered valuable to executive … technology to move the business forward. They need to formulate digital health, cloud migration, and telehealth strategies, and they need to learn how to address these topics to the board. ITIL knowledge is no longer …

What Do Data-Sharing Deals Mean for Patient Privacy? | 3/20/2020

… patient health data into cloud storage platforms managed by the tech giants. Among them are Partners HealthCare in Boston and Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. Each partnership seems to be governed by a different set … all aspects of today’s partnerships between huge tech companies and digital health startups. Some agreements, like one between Google and the University of Chicago , have come under scrutiny for allegations that the level of detail …

Remote Monitoring

Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19 | FierceHealthcare | 3/23/2020

… Russell Branzell, president and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). “ We’ve never experienced anything like this,” Geisinger Health System CIO John Kravtiz told FierceHealthcare, noting that IT teams are working at … now won’t reverse once the pandemic ends. “With telemedicine and remote monitoring, this is the new norm and how we provide care going forward is going to fundamentally change,” he said. Read more on …

Precision Medicine in Primary Care: Bespoke. Genetic and Genomic. And Maybe Not Ready. | Managed Care Magazine | 1/30/2020

… years. Aided by a multibillion-dollar genomic testing industry, some providers have started testing precision medicine beyond oncology. In 2018, Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania made a splash by announcing that it would add … genetic testing for the three CDC Tier 1 conditions and remote monitoring devices. Before the pilot, which ended in 2018, Stanford did not offer routine genetic testing in primary care. So far, that hasn’t changed …

Patient Satisfaction

Facing Burnout: How One Cohort Moves the Topic from Taboo to Safe Zone | 3/20/2020

… Source: Steven Krawitz, MD. When Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease published the guest commentary from Ruchit N. Shah, DO, of Geisinger Medical Center, about his wedding during Digestive Disease Week and how he had planned … online or public persona via Press Ganey scores and online patient satisfaction ratings. The stress of this obligation can lead to burnout.” Cosgrove, Tofani, Henry and other fellows from Thomas Jefferson became a close-knit …

The MINIETM Laser Approach to Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Excellent Aesthetics! | 3/3/2020

… gingival margin esthetics, and recession beyond the crown margins post-restoration, are no longer an issue, resulting in long-term patient satisfaction. Fig. 9A New restorations, Mandible, 6-months post-op Fig. 9B New restorations … Periodontol 2003; 74:468-474. Abou-Arraj RV, Majzoub ZAK, Holmes CM, Geisinger ML, Geurs NC. Healing Time for Final Restorative Therapy After Surgical Crown Lengthening Procedures: A Review of Related Evidence. Clin Adv Periodontics 2015;5:131-139 …

Clinical Research

Respiratory Partnering Records 2014-2020: Global Deal Trends, Players and Financials | PR Newswire | 3/11/2020

… Human Services Discovery Laboratories Dizal Pharmaceutical Domainex Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Drukier Institute for Children’s Health DS Biopharma Ducere Pharma Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) Duke University Eastar Industries ECM Medical Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Electromed Empatica Erasmus … Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Galapagos Galecto Biotech Galvani Bioelectronics GE Healthcare Geisinger Health System GEn1E Lifesciences Genentech GeneOne Life Science Genome Institute of Singapore Genten Therapeutics German Government Gilead Sciences GlaxoSmithKline Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Government of Australia …

Global Respiratory Partnering Deals Collection, 2014-2020: Trends, Deal Structure, Leading Deals, Most Active Dealmakers | Benzinga | 3/10/2020

… Human Services Discovery Laboratories Dizal Pharmaceutical Domainex Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Drukier Institute for Children’s Health DS Biopharma Ducere Pharma Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) Duke University Eastar Industries ECM Medical Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Electromed Empatica Erasmus … Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Galapagos Galecto Biotech Galvani Bioelectronics GE Healthcare Geisinger Health System GEn1E Lifesciences Genentech GeneOne Life Science Genome Institute of Singapore Genten Therapeutics German Government Gilead Sciences GlaxoSmithKline Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Government of Australia …

Mental Health

Mukerjee, Maximillian Manju “Max” | 2/18/2020

… parishioner, fell asleep in the Lord most unexpectedly Friday evening, Feb. 14, 2020, at his residence.Born Jan. 17, 1990, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, he was the son of Mrs. Karen Linker Sepkoski and … in the Hanover Industrial Estates and previously worked as a mental health technician at First Hospital Wyoming Valley in Kingston. Prior to that and loving all of God’s creatures, he was employed as an animal …

The verdict is in: Courtrooms seldom overrule bad science | 2/17/2020

… Slobogin of Vanderbilt University Law School, David Faigman of the University of California Hastings School of Law, and Kurt F. Geisinger of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Although some psychological assessments used in court have … child custody, they may use tools that measure personality, intelligence, mental health, social functioning, and other psychological features. A number of federal court decisions and rules give judges the latitude to gauge the admissibility of …

Population Health

Geisinger Optimizes Hospital Efficiency and Safety with Continued Investment in Omnicell XT Series Automated Dispensing Systems | Business Wire | 2/10/2020

… NASDAQ:OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, today announced that Geisinger, one of the leading health systems serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has partnered with … and the United Kingdom leverage Omnicell’s innovative medication adherence and population health solutions to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more, visit www.omnicell.com . Taking Action Against …

Geisinger Optimizes Hospital Efficiency and Safety with Continued Investment in Omnicell XT Series Automated Dispensing Systems | BioSpace | 2/10/2020

Through a six-year sole source agreement with Omnicell, Geisinger will employ Omnicell ® XT Automated Dispensing Systems to improve nurse-pharmacy workflows and medication safety and security. This investment follows Geisinger’s recent upgrade to the … and the United Kingdom leverage Omnicell’s innovative medication adherence and population health solutions to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more, visit www.omnicell.com . Taking Action Against …

Genomics

Precision Medicine in Primary Care: Bespoke. Genetic and Genomic. And Maybe Not Ready. | Managed Care Magazine | 1/30/2020

… genomic sequencing on the rise and patients having more say about their treatment, two hot areas—predictive genetic testing and pharmacogenomics—promise to extend “personalized” medicine beyond cancer care. But will this precision improve outcomes … providers have started testing precision medicine beyond oncology. In 2018, Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania made a splash by announcing that it would add DNA sequencing to routine primary care. A small number of …

City of Hope to lead national research aimed at improving testing/treatment for devastating cancer-causing syndrome | Business Wire | 11/23/2019

… who had brain tumors at 18 months,” said Jeffrey Weitzel , M.D., director of City of Hope’s Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, the Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professor in Medical Oncology and the grant’s co-principal … agnostic approaches to testing, including commercial genetic testing laboratories, the Geisinger MyCode project, the PROMPT study of individuals with germline mutations and the ORIEN tumor/germline sequencing project. “Carriers of true germline TP53 mutations may …

Healthcare Supply Chain

Global Healthcare Supply Chain Management Market Set to Reach $4.10 billion by 2027 | Globe Newswire | 1/22/2020

Dublin, Jan. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The “Healthcare Supply Chain Management - Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Healthcare supply chain management is the regulation of the flow of medical goods … Boots Alliance, Inc., McKesson Corporation, Henry Schein, Inc., Intermountain Healthcare, Geisinger Health System, Providence Health & Services. Delivery Modes Covered: Web-based On-premise Cloud-Based Components Covered: Hardware Software Models Covered: Build-To-Order Chain …

Home Healthcare

AL Providers, Payer Form Value-Based Medicare Advantage Plan | HealthPayer Intelligence | 1/17/2020

… Health’s disposal for the Medicare Advantage plan include home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, pharmacies, and durable medical equipment providers. Home healthcare provisions could be critical for seniors in an area that ranks second to … is a natural progression, according to some experts. Kurt Wrobel, Geisinger Health Plan’s chief financial officer, explained that it is a missed opportunity for hospitals that choose to forego this step. “ACOs can form relationships …

Home Health Provider Adopts Cerner EHR to Drive Population Health | EHR Intelligence | 10/31/2019

Vively Health and Cerner agreed to a five-year partnership to help patients with chronic conditions. Vively Health, a home healthcare provider for vulernable patient populations, announced a partnership with Cerner EHR to improve care … use aspects of the EHR vendor’s platform. Earlier this month , Geisinger announced a new ten-year agreement with Cerner to implement its HealtheIntent platform for improved population health management. Geisinger will use actionable insights and …

CVS Health

20 hospital and health system chief digital officers to know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/12/2020

… clinicians and researchers in the design of clinical information systems. Dr. Erskine previously served as the chief informatics officer at Geisinger in Danville, Pa. Randall Gaboriault. Chief Digital and Information Officer of ChristianaCare (Wilmington, Del … working as chief technology officer and head of architecture for CVS Health and Aetna. In his current role, Dr. Jensen is responsible for the data and technology integration across the health system and developing data …

Ehave and BurstIQ Enter Into a Partnership Expanding Ehave Dash Bringing HIPAA & GDPR Compliant Data Storage to Healthcare | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 2/6/2020

CVS Health President, Aetna Foundation; George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO of Institute For Intergroup Understanding, Rod Hochman, President and CEO of Providence; Terry McAuliffe, Former Governor of the State of Virginia and Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee; Karen Murphy, Chief Innovation Officer of Geisinger; Alex Rodriguez, Former MLB All-Star and Founder & CEO of A-Rod Corp; Donald Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology @ Department of Health …

Medial EarlySign

Cross-Sector AI Partnerships Curb Hospital Readmissions | HealthIT Analytics | 1/9/2020

Cross-Sector AI Partnerships Curb Hospital Readmissions A cross-sector partnership leverages artificial intelligence to identify and reduce Geisinger’s unnecessary hospital readmissions. Source: Thinkstock By Hospital readmissions are associated with billions of dollars in unnecessary … and reduce adverse health events,” Vawdrey explained. Geisinger partnered with Medial EarlySign to develop a machine learning technique for early disease detection. The cross-sector partnership was recently named a Stage 1 finalist in the …

Geisinger-AI vendor aim to reduce adverse events, avoid readmissions | 12/9/2019

Israel-based Medial EarlySign and Geisinger Health System have partnered to apply advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to Medicare claims data to predict and improve patient outcomes. An EarlySign-Geisinger proposal has been selected as one of 25 participants to advance to Stage 1 of a technology challenge from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to accelerate the development of AI and machine learning solutions for healthcare …

McKesson

The decade in healthcare: 12 milestones we won’t forget | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/31/2019

… operators, such as Walmart, have introduced limits on opioid prescription supplies, while major health systems such as Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger have implemented systemwide opioid reduction initiatives to cut prescriptions in half. At least a … program in 2015, which benefits more than 15,000 Boeing employees. McKesson joined the Centers of Excellence network in 2014 to provide hip and knee replacement surgeries for its employees. Perhaps one of the largest examples …

10-21-19 MINUTES | Legal Notices | tulsaworld.com | 10/31/2019

… cost of $245; Darren Henin to Internal Auditors Class Oct 2019 on 10/23/19 in Stillwater, OK; cost of $175; Karri Geisinger­Hamilton and Kimberly Whitty to HARVU: Children in Midst of Natural and Man­Made … CHEM/LAB SUPPLY 105.00, 2009075, HAMBRICK FERGUSON, SUPPLIES 351.00, 2009077, MCKESSON MEDICAL, CHEM/LAB SUPPLY 633.00, 2009079, MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC, TRAINING 345.00, 2009086, PANCHAL, SHIVANGI, MILEAGE IN COUNTY 162.40, 2009087, HOLT, PAM DAIGLE, MILEAGE IN …

CVS

The top 20 news stories of 2019 in Health Data Management | 12/23/2019

… at Google Health, a division that earlier this year was placed under the leadership of David Feinberg, MD, the former Geisinger president and CEO.Read the story here . HDM names 2019 class of Most Powerful Women … new—and sometimes, unexpected—problems and costs.Read the story here . CVS Health takes telemed nationwide with MinuteClinic Video Visits A telemedicine service from MinuteClinic—CVS Health’s retail medical clinic—is providing access to care 24 …

US Home Health Care Market Report: Industry Overview & Trends - Business Insider | 12/17/2019

CVS Health, Emerald, Epic Geisinger, GreatCall, InTouch Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Medically Home, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Philips SnapMD, Teladoc, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Here are some of the key takeaways from the report: Home-based care is a large and growing market for US health systems and hospitals, while growth in the services that providers have historically relied on for profitability is tapering off. The home healthcare market opportunity …

KeyHIE

FHIR standard integral to Life Image’s new image viewing, sharing app | 12/9/2019

FHIR standard integral to Life Image’s new image viewing, sharing app The Geisinger-led Keystone Health Information Exchange launched a cutting-edge imaging app based on the FHIR standard to make it easier to share … medical imaging data. Geisinger Health System’s Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), composed of more than 350 healthcare facilities and serving about 5.8 million patients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, recently launched the Life Image Viewer …

Geisinger Launches Digital Tool for Better Breast Care Management | 11/12/2019

News Breast Imaging November 12, 2019 Geisinger Launches Digital Tool for Better Breast Care Management Mammosphere allows women to request, store and share their breast health records, including previous mammograms, for timely and accurate breast … supported by a Pennsylvania Department of Health grant awarded to KeyHIE through the Pennsylvania Patient and Provider Network aims to support interoperability of health information including diagnostic images to enhance the quality of patient care …

Cerner

HIMSS20 Views from the Top Sessions Announced | Globe Newswire | 12/4/2019

… Cerner, Geisinger, GYANT and BenevolentAI to accelerate value-based care. Demystifying Interoperability, Information Blocking and APIs: Clear Guidance on Improvement Opportunities The proposed rule addressing the topic of information blocking caught the full attention of the healthcare industry at HIMSS19. With the anticipated release of the final rule in the future, its implications relating to information blocking and API certification criteria has providers and health IT developers preparing for how …

‘I expected better from Google’: Tech chiefs at 3 top US hospitals shared their concerns as health systems and tech giants get cozy | Business Insider | 11/21/2019

… cloud and considerations for groups making the transition. “I expected better from Google,” John Kravitz, the chief information officer at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, told Business Insider. Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's … deals in healthcare. In July, the health information-technology giant Cerner said it had made Amazon Web Services its preferred cloud provider as it moved its business from its own data centers to the cloud …

Fitbit

Data alone can’t make health improvements happen | 12/3/2019

… personal information . Then there’s the mountains of GPS and location services data associated with Google Maps. Google also recently acquired Fitbit and all of the data collected by its fitness trackers. With so many data … has been a lot of action in this space lately. Geisinger and IBM have developed a tool to predict a patient’s sepsis risk , informed by the health system’s electronic medical record data. Blue Health Intelligence …

Dr. Google Will See You Now - Patriots’ Soapbox 24/7 News Network | 11/27/2019

… mind, all the while ‘ vacuuming ’ and usurping data, to become a megalithic repository. November 1st: Google’s parent company Alphabet acquired FitBit for a cool $2.1 billion, adding it to the other 200 companies it owns … In January 2018, Dr. David Feinberg , the former CEO of Geisinger Health System, breezed through, making the switch from the hospital world to the tech world. “Feinberg has been working to coordinate health initiatives across …

Microsoft Health

Data alone can’t make health improvements happen | 12/3/2019

… more value Healthcare data partnerships are increasingly common, and there has been a lot of action in this space lately. Geisinger and IBM have developed a tool to predict a patient’s sepsis risk , informed by … AI-based predictive health tool that Epic Systems built with Microsoft . This isn’t Google’s first foray into healthcare data either: Mayo Clinic inked a 10-year partnership to store its data in Google Cloud and …

‘I expected better from Google’: Tech chiefs at 3 top US hospitals shared their concerns as health systems and tech giants get cozy | Business Insider | 11/21/2019

… cloud and considerations for groups making the transition. “I expected better from Google,” John Kravitz, the chief information officer at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, told Business Insider. Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's … from data servers they operate to cloud providers like Google , Microsoft , or Amazon , as they grapple with the challenge of managing and securing large amounts of patient information. The hope is that moving to the …

Amazon Health

Data alone can’t make health improvements happen | 12/3/2019

… this type of data matchmaking , but a future partnership could pave the way. And if not Google, maybe we’ll see Amazon make a play to match its treasure trove of shopping behavior data against pharma’s … has been a lot of action in this space lately. Geisinger and IBM have developed a tool to predict a patient’s sepsis risk , informed by the health system’s electronic medical record data. Blue Health Intelligence …

‘I expected better from Google’: Tech chiefs at 3 top US hospitals shared their concerns as health systems and tech giants get cozy | Business Insider | 11/21/2019

… cloud and considerations for groups making the transition. “I expected better from Google,” John Kravitz, the chief information officer at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, told Business Insider. Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's … servers they operate to cloud providers like Google , Microsoft , or Amazon , as they grapple with the challenge of managing and securing large amounts of patient information. The hope is that moving to the cloud would …

Quest Diagnostics

Global Specimen Validity Test (SVT) Reagents Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 | 11/28/2019

… 2.6.3 American Screening Corporation, Inc. Specimen Validity Test (SVT) Reagents Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018) 2.7 Quest Diagnostics, Inc. 2.7.2 Specimen Validity Test (SVT) Reagents Type and Applications 2.7.2.1 Product A … Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share (2017-2018) 2.9 Geisinger Health System 2.9.2 Specimen Validity Test (SVT) Reagents Type and Applications 2.9.2.1 Product A 2.9.2.2 Product B 2.9.3 Geisinger Health System Specimen Validity Test …

Can Blockchain Technology Fix Healthcare’s Problems? Not Even Close | HIT Consultant | 9/30/2019

… Geisinger, IBM Develops Predictive Model Using EHR Data to Detect Sepsis The Synaptic Health Alliance pilot has been a cue about blockchain’s future in healthcare. Led by healthcare giants Aetna, Ascension, Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, UnitedHealthcare, and Quest Diagnostics, the program plans to use blockchain to reduce administrative costs and improve data quality. Early this year, other big-time players — Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), PNC Bank, and IBM …

Cambia Health Solutions

Doctor On Demand Joins the Health Care Transformation Task Force | 11/6/2019

Cambia Health Solutions ChenMed Clarify Health Solutions Cleveland Clinic Community Catalyst Dignity Health Doctor On Demand Encompass Health Evolent Health Geisinger HRHCare Kaiser Permanente Mark McClellan Mental Health America National Health Law Program National Partnership for Women & Families Pacific Business Group on Health Partners Healthcare Premier Remedy Sentara Healthcare Trinity Health Washington State Health Care Authority UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust ABOUT DOCTOR ON DEMAND Doctor On Demand, the nation’s …

Get ready for the second annual HLTH conference - MedCity News | 10/20/2019

… Geisinger, Google, Cambia Health Solutions, Anthem, Optum, Philips, and CVS Health. The diversity of companies represented at the event reflects an intriguing development that’s become more evident in recent years — boundaries defining the healthcare industry have been receding as retail, banking and finance, transportation, and other sectors push into healthcare. MedCity’s patient engagement event ENGAGE will also be part of the HLTH conference for the first time this year. ENGAGE …

Third Rock Ventures

Thrive Earlier Detection Announces Appointment of David J. Daly as Chief Executive Officer | Business Wire | 8/1/2019

… a stronger leader to take the helm of Thrive and our ambitious mission,” said Steven J. Kafka, Ph.D., partner at Third Rock Ventures. “Dave brings high energy with a passion for our company mission and … interventional study of its kind being conducted in partnership with Geisinger and Johns Hopkins University, and we are deep into planning for our Registration Trial. I am thrilled to be a part of this mission …

Iris Dorbian wrote a new post, VC-backed Thrive Earlier Detection Corp taps Daly as CEO, on the site PE Hub | 8/1/2019

… a stronger leader to take the helm of Thrive and our ambitious mission,” said Steven J. Kafka, Ph.D., partner at Third Rock Ventures. “Dave brings high energy with a passion for our company mission and … interventional study of its kind being conducted in partnership with Geisinger and Johns Hopkins University, and we are deep into planning for our Registration Trial. I am thrilled to be a part of this mission …

William Blair

Pure Storage, Inc. (PSTG) CEO Charlie Giancarlo on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/22/2019

… Strategy Conference Call Participants Alex Kurtz - KeyBanc Steve Milunovich - Wolfe Research Aaron Rakers - Wells Fargo Pinjalim Bora - JPMorgan Jason Ader - William Blair Karl Ackerman - Cowen Andrew Nowinski - Piper Jaffray Katy Huberty - Morgan Stanley Rod Hall … large scale production. This quarter, customers across several industries, including Geisinger Health have chosen the AIRI converged platform from Pure, NVIDIA and Cisco as the backbone of their AI deployments to gain better insight into …

Pure Storage, Inc. (PSTG) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript - Nasdaq.com | 5/22/2019

… is paving the way with solutions from early inception to large scale production. This quarter, customers across several industries, including Geisinger Health have chosen the AIRI converged platform from Pure, NVIDIA and Cisco as the … you. Operator Your next question comes from Jason Ader from William Blair. Jason Ader – William Blair – Analyst Yeah. Thank you. I got a couple, I want to slip in two. Just on – continuing on the …

Battery Ventures

Redox Lands $33M for Scalable Healthcare Data Interoperability Platform | HIT Consultant | 4/18/2019

… changing the way healthcare providers and software vendors share data has raised $33 million in Series C funding led by Battery Ventures. The Series C round also included participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, RRE … include AdventHealth, Atrium Health, Brigham & Women’s , Clarify Health, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger, HCA, Healthgrades, Intermountain Healthcare, Invitae, Fitbit, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Microsoft, Ochsner, OSF HealthCare , PointClickCare , R1, ResMed, Stryker, UCSF, University of Pennsylvania, and WellStar. In …

Redox Raises $33 Million in Series C Funding Led by Battery Ventures to Revolutionize How Healthcare Data Is Exchanged | Business Wire | 4/17/2019

… share data, today announced that the company closed a $33 million Series C funding round led by global investment firm Battery Ventures with participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Intermountain Ventures. Click … AdventHealth, Atrium Health, Brigham & Women’s Hospital , Clarify Health, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger, HCA, Healthgrades, Intermountain Healthcare, Invitae, Fitbit, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Microsoft, Ochsner, OSF HealthCare , PointClickCare , R1, ResMed, Stryker, UCSF, University of Pennsylvania, and WellStar. In …

RRE Ventures

Redox Lands $33M for Scalable Healthcare Data Interoperability Platform | HIT Consultant | 4/18/2019

… in Series C funding led by Battery Ventures. The Series C round also included participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Intermountain Ventures. Finally. A Scalable Way to Exchange Healthcare Data Currently, inconsistent … include AdventHealth, Atrium Health, Brigham & Women’s , Clarify Health, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger, HCA, Healthgrades, Intermountain Healthcare, Invitae, Fitbit, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Microsoft, Ochsner, OSF HealthCare , PointClickCare , R1, ResMed, Stryker, UCSF, University of Pennsylvania, and WellStar. In …

Redox Raises $33 Million in Series C Funding Led by Battery Ventures to Revolutionize How Healthcare Data Is Exchanged | Business Wire | 4/17/2019

… 33 million Series C funding round led by global investment firm Battery Ventures with participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Intermountain Ventures. Click to Tweet: Excited to announce @Redox raised $33 million … AdventHealth, Atrium Health, Brigham & Women’s Hospital , Clarify Health, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger, HCA, Healthgrades, Intermountain Healthcare, Invitae, Fitbit, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Microsoft, Ochsner, OSF HealthCare , PointClickCare , R1, ResMed, Stryker, UCSF, University of Pennsylvania, and WellStar. In …

406 Ventures

Redox Lands $33M for Scalable Healthcare Data Interoperability Platform | HIT Consultant | 4/18/2019

… 33 million in Series C funding led by Battery Ventures. The Series C round also included participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Intermountain Ventures. Finally. A Scalable Way to Exchange Healthcare Data … include AdventHealth, Atrium Health, Brigham & Women’s , Clarify Health, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger, HCA, Healthgrades, Intermountain Healthcare, Invitae, Fitbit, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Microsoft, Ochsner, OSF HealthCare , PointClickCare , R1, ResMed, Stryker, UCSF, University of Pennsylvania, and WellStar. In …

Redox Raises $33 Million in Series C Funding Led by Battery Ventures to Revolutionize How Healthcare Data Is Exchanged | Business Wire | 4/17/2019

… closed a $33 million Series C funding round led by global investment firm Battery Ventures with participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Intermountain Ventures. Click to Tweet: Excited to announce @Redox raised … AdventHealth, Atrium Health, Brigham & Women’s Hospital , Clarify Health, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger, HCA, Healthgrades, Intermountain Healthcare, Invitae, Fitbit, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Microsoft, Ochsner, OSF HealthCare , PointClickCare , R1, ResMed, Stryker, UCSF, University of Pennsylvania, and WellStar. In …

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Hospitals back expanded practice authority for nurse practitioners in Pennsylvania | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/12/2020

Geisinger Health System in Danville, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, and Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown. NPs have full practice authority in 22 states and Washington, D.C., according to the report. Read the full story here . More articles on integration and physician issues …

Reader asks when the competition between LVHN and St. Luke’s kicked into gear - The Morning Call | 2/4/2020

… news is covered in the Lehigh Valley region. Have your own question? Ask us at mcall.com/yourcall . St. Luke’s and Lehigh Valley Health Network are aggressively competing with each other. I see it in their … the cost of a new hospital in Schuylkill County with Geisinger. It has a hospital under construction in Carbon County and has pumped money into expansion of its Anderson campus in Bethlehem Township and its …

Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill PA

Williamson Sr., Glenn A. | 2/10/2020

NEWPORT - Glenn A. Williamson, Sr. 86 of Newport passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Geisinger-Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. He was the husband of the late Edith L. “Edie” (Lilley) Williamson. Glenn was born on March 7, 1933 in Juniata County. He was the son of the late George and Mary (Minium) Williamson. He was a US Army veteran and served during the Korean War. Glenn retired …

Healthcare officials work to prevent spread of coronavirus at the local level | 1/29/2020

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital. To ensure the risk of contracting coronavirus remains low, 15 additional U.S. airports began screening for the virus, bringing to total to 20 screening airports. Healthcare facilities in central Pennsylvania are also taking added precautions with their patients. WellSpan Health now includes extra information in their appointment confirmation calls, asking patients who have traveled to China within the past 30 days to call ahead before arriving …

Geisinger Health System

How much will the coronavirus spread? It’s a question of biology and math. | 1/31/2020

Geisinger health system in Danville, Pa. In 2003, one patient who was hospitalized with SARS did not transmit the virus to patients in beds on either side, located three feet away. But the patient did transmit the virus to a person who came to visit, standing within the three-foot range, Shelly said. Evidence so far suggests that the new coronavirus, like its cousin that causes SARS, is behaving similarly …

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg PA

Business briefs | 1/15/2020

… in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Geisinger facilities recognized Geisinger’s health care equality and inclusion efforts are recognized by the Human … any health care system in the commonwealth. Locally, they include Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Geisinger Community Medical Center, Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, each of which earned …

Kyttle, Carl C. | 1/6/2020

Carl C. Kyttle, 83, of rural Shickshinny (Huntington Twp.), died early Saturday morning, Jan. 4, 2020, in Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital where he had been a patient for one day.Born Sept. 20, 1936, in Shickshinny, he was a son of the late Edward and Leona Robbins Kyttle. He and his wife, Margaret L. Wolfe Kyttle, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26.Carl was a member of the first graduating …

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre PA

Business briefs | 1/15/2020

… in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Geisinger facilities recognized Geisinger’s health care equality and inclusion efforts are recognized by the Human … Berwick Hospital Center, Moses Taylor Hospital, Regional Hospital of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Commonwealth Health Physician Network. This year, more than 3,000 telephone calls were made from TPS Pavilion, Kingston; Berwick Hospital Center …

Dubik, Sophia | 12/30/2019

Sophia Dubik, 90, of Hanover Twp., passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Residential Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.She was born in Throop on Oct. 18, 1929, the daughter of the late Walter and … their deep gratitude to the entire staff of nurses of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital ICU, the entire staff of Residential Hospice at Geisinger South and C-Wing staff of Hampton House, Hanover Twp. Published in …

Oak Street Health

Buzzy primary care startup One Medical just filed to go public. Meet the 8 companies changing how doctors get paid and building the future of medicine. | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 1/3/2020

… doctor’s office. Over the past few years, models like venture-backed Iora Health, family-owned ChenMed , and private-equity-backed Oak Street Health have picked up steam in their approaches to caring for elderly Americans … health systems including Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare and Pennsylvania-based Geisinger are taking similar approaches with some of their primary-care doctors . The federal government is planning to pay for care for some Medicare patients …

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Diagnostics Systems Report 2020 - Business Insider | 12/17/2019

Geisinger Health System, Google, HCA Healthcare, IBM, iCAD, IDx, Intermountain Healthcare, Johns Hopkins, Meditech, Microsoft, Mount Sinai, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Oak Street Health, Stanford University, Tempus, UCI Health System, Unanimous AI, Verily, Viz.ai, and Yale New Haven Hospital. Here are some of the key takeaways from the report: The use of AI in diagnostic imaging, clinical decision support, and precision medicine offers the greatest cost savings and efficiency opportunities across …

UnityPoint Health

10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/2/2020

… and health systems are listed in alphabetical order. 1. Amita Health (Lisle, Ill.) seeks a system clinical pharmacy manager 2. Geisinger Community Medical Center (Scranton, Pa.) seeks an assistant pharmacy director 3. Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian … Systems (Newport News, Va.) seeks a pharmacy operations manager 9. UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa) seeks a retail pharmacy director 10. Wake Forest Baptist Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.) seeks an assistant director of specialty …

Adopter Organizations | 1/1/2020

… Norfolk, Neb. Flagler Hospital, Augustine, Fla. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, Menomonee Falls, Wis. Froedtert West Bend Hospital, West Bend, Wis. Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa. Greater Regional Medical Center, Creston, Iowa Henry County Health Center … Texas UAB Medicine, Birmingham, Ala. UnityPoint Clinics, Des Moines, Iowa UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, Iowa University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, Utah UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa. UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals, Harrisburg, Pa. Van Diest Medical Center …

Boston Medical Center

What 30 hospital CEOs told Becker’s in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/31/2019

… Editor’s note: Quotes are listed in alphabetical order by hospital or health system. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity. Boston Medical Center Health System President and CEO Kate Walsh “Since I began at Boston … a difference. We should be honored to have that opportunity.” Geisinger CEO Jaewon Ryu, MD “We are not going to innovate for innovation’s sake but innovate to solve problems facing our patients and members. The …

Exact closes its $2.8B acquisition & more: 7 GI industry key notes | Becker’s ASC Review | 11/13/2019

Boston Medical Center is studying how Motus GI’s Pure-Vu System affects bowel preparation in a clinical setting. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health and Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health broke ground on a medical clinic in Lock Haven, Pa. More articles on surgery centers …

Emory Healthcare

36 hospitals, health systems that partnered with big tech in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/28/2019

… based health system’s digital healthcare innovation strategy using cloud computing, data analytics and machine learning technologies. 13. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System announced a collaboration with the IBM Data Science and AI Elite teams … the health and wellness of senior citizens living independently. 17. Emory Healthcare in Atlanta partnered with Verily to use advanced data analytics to improve cost-effectiveness, efficiency and quality. Additionally, many of these health-tech …

Patient Experience Conference 2020 Program Announced by The Beryl Institute | PRWeb | 10/17/2019

… Emory Healthcare, Geisinger Health System, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Kiaser Permanente, March of Dimes, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University, Yuma Regional Medical Center and more. Presentations were evaluated by volunteer review teams and The Beryl Institute’s conference planning committee. The program includes a wide range of global insights from a broad range of topics, care settings and development levels allowing participants the opportunity to customize their conference …

UPMC

Wolf Administration Announces Newest Participants in Rural Health Model | 12/26/2019

Geisinger Jersey Shore, UPMC Kane and Wayne Memorial. Now joining those hospitals are the following eight hospitals: • Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning, Armstrong County • Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber in Windber, Somerset County • Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Fulton County • Greene Hospital in Waynesburg, Greene County • Monongahela Valley Hospital in Monongahela, Washington County • Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County • Tyrone Hospital in Tyrone, Blair County …

The top 20 news stories of 2019 in Health Data Management | 12/23/2019

… at Google Health, a division that earlier this year was placed under the leadership of David Feinberg, MD, the former Geisinger president and CEO.Read the story here . HDM names 2019 class of Most Powerful Women … and effective surgeries with improved surgical outcomes.Read the story here . UPMC cuts hospital readmission rates with ML algorithm The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s clinical analytics team has leveraged machine learning to develop an algorithm …

Health Net

POCONO BLOOD DRIVES | 1/9/2020

Geisinger health system, Lehigh Valley Health Network (including LVHN-Hazleton and LVHN-Schuylkill), and St. Luke’s University Health Network (including St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten, St. Luke’s Miners Memorial, St. Luke’s Monroe, and St. Luke’s Palmerton campuses), announced the upcoming blood drives: — Plainfield Volunteer Fire Company: 3 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, 6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap; 610-691-5850 or 800-223-6667. — Western Pocono Community Library: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the …

TennCare

More details emerge on Magellan Healthcare breach | 12/3/2019

Geisinger Health Plan disclosed in October that they were one of Magellan Healthcare’s impacted clients, with 5,848 of their patients impacted. On November 8, we learned that almost 44,000 TennCare members were impacted. And on November 29, McLaren Health Plan disclosed that they, too were impacted. They were notified by Magellan on October 4. McLaren had contracted with Magellan through December 31, 2018. It was not a great year for …

Delta Dental of Arizona Reports July 2019 Phishing Attack-Related Breach | HealthIT Security | 11/12/2019

TennCare Both Florida Blue and TennCare have been added to the victims of the third-party vendor breach of Magellan Health, which also included Geisinger Health Plan and Presbyterian Health. Magellan provided some medical management services on behalf of Florida Blue. The vendor notified Florida Blue on September 25 that officials discovered a hacker gained access to an employee email account, which included plan member data. The vendor discovered the …

Geisinger Health Plan

AG’s office given documentation alleging old Wood-Mode failed to remit taxes it deducted - pennlive.com | 11/23/2019

Geisinger Health Plan, which administers the plan, explained to members Wood-Mode stopped funding the plan April 8 so it had no money to pay their bills. Wiest said another former worker notified him she also received a tax collection notice but he has not seen her documentation. The custom wood cabinet manufacturer in Snyder County abruptly closed May 13 leaving 938 out of work but has since reopened under …

LVHN’s acquisition of Coordinated Health gets OK from regulators - The Morning Call | 11/22/2019

Geisinger Health Plan, an insurance company that covers people in the Lehigh Valley, dropped Coordinated Health from its coverage, affecting 3,700 patients . A year later, in December 2018, Coordinated Health agreed to pay $11.25 million and Chairman and CEO Emil DiIorio agreed to personally pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations of fraudulently billing Medicare and other federal health care programs for unnecessary procedures during knee replacements and other surgeries. Symptoms …

Cigna

Google Alert - debt | 11/22/2019

debt As-it-happens update ⋅ November 22, 2019 NEWS Geisinger’s Long-Term Investment Plan to Eradicate Med School Debt , Strengthen Primary Care HealthLeaders Media Geisinger is the latest medical school to offer debt -free education … sometimes scamming — zombie debt collectors. Flag as irrelevant Debt Instruments Cigna Cigna companies have issued a number of senior unsecured debt instruments. View details online. Flag as irrelevant Bonds and Debt Issuance,” Eastern Washington Finance …

Cigna, Geisinger and Health Net Recognized by National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions with 2019 eValue8 Innovation Award | 11/21/2019

Posted November 20th, 2019 for National Business Coalition on Health WASHINGTON – Nov. 20, 2019 – The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions , a nonprofit organization of purchaser-led business and health coalitions, honored Cigna, Geisinger Health System and Health Net, LLC with its 2019 eValue8™ Innovation Award. The award recognizes the innovative work and measurable results of health plans that participate in eValue8, the National Alliance’s resource used by purchasers to …

Humana

The success of Medicare Advantage makes it a better policy choice than ‘Medicare for All’ - MarketWatch | 11/20/2019

… through private health-insurance companies such as United Healthcare UNH, +0.48% , Aetna (now owned by CVS Health CVS, +0.33% ) and Humana HUM, +0.48% . Medicare pays these plans a fixed monthly amount for each enrolled beneficiary … in the West, Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City and Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania. They each rely on coordinated, team-based care, with access to transparent data on costs and clinical outcomes. And like most …

Outside a Box: The success of Medicare Advantage creates it a improved process choice than ‘Medicare for All’ | 11/20/2019

… by private health-insurance companies such as United Healthcare UNH, +0.48% , Aetna (now owned by CVS Health CVS, +0.33% ) and Humana HUM, +0.48% . Medicare pays these skeleton a bound monthly volume for any enrolled beneficiary … in a West, Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City and Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania. They any rest on coordinated, team-based care, with entrance to pure information on costs and clinical outcomes. And like many …

The Health Plan

Highmark Health to deliver hospital care at home | Modern Healthcare | 11/13/2019

… patient an average 27 times over the 30-day episode, either in-person, virtually or by telephone. It contracts with the health plan for 44 different conditions, including pneumonia, COPD, congestive heart failure, cellulitis, and … the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger executives wrote in the Harvard Business Review last week that the hospital’s Geisinger at Home program that they’ve seen a 35% decrease in ED …

Former Wood-Mode workers upset after learning old medical bills aren’t covered - pennlive.com | 11/8/2019

Geisinger Health Plan that it would not be paying the $2,028 bill her daughter Jewelia Stacey received for an emergency room visit in February. Stacey, who now lives in South Dakota, also was a Wood-Mode employee but was covered by her mother’s insurance. Another worker posted on the Wood-Mode Friends Facebook page that his letter states he could owe $5,400. The health plan as the third-party administrator …

UnitedHealthcare

Google Alert - care plan | 11/9/2019

… Geisinger, Highmark Health break ground on new medical clinic in Lock Haven Milton Daily Standard The two-story facility will offer a walk-in urgent care center, adult and … of this medical clinic for both Highmark and Geisinger Health Plan members … Flag as irrelevant UnitedHealth hit with another lawsuit over mental health coverage Becker’s Hospital Review 18 comment to Becker’s, UnitedHealthcare said, “We strive to ensure that health plan members …

Dispensed: A trip to rural Pennsylvania, the final word on uBiome, and the looming cloud wars in healthcare | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/4/2019

… logging way more miles than my rental car would’ve liked. But along the way, we got a picture of what Geisinger Health System is doing to take care of its aging population. Personally, it was … Haven’s underrated or overrated, he replied that an insurer like UnitedHealthcare has a better chance of building a commercial bank than JPMorgan has a chance at fixing healthcare . Cue the fire emojis. That’s it for …

Aetna

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

… has been assembled under Dr. David Feinberg, who came to Google in January after a stint as the CEO of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. From how I understand it, there are lots of ways … where it faces rivals like Humana, CVS Health's Aetna, and UnitedHealth. Business Insider in conversation We've had a lot of chats this week/listened into some interesting podcasts! Here's …

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 11/1/2019

… has been assembled under Dr. David Feinberg, who came to Google in January after a stint as the CEO of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. From how I understand it, there are lots of ways … Advantage market, where it faces rivals like Humana, CVS Health’s Aetna, and UnitedHealth. Business Insider in conversation We’ve had a lot of chats this week/listened into some interesting podcasts! Here’s a recap. Erin spoke …

Tom Wolf

Car dealerships trying to adapt to closing portions of business | 3/22/2020

NORTHUMBERLAND — Some employees of car dealerships were made aware by Gov. Tom Wolf they would be sent home and unable to work, leaving owners saddened to be the bearer of bad news. “That’s devastating. We … to report a COVID-19 case so far even though Geisinger Medical Center announced they were treating three cases. It is not known if the Montour County case is being handled at Geisinger. “We do …

GCMC nurses worry about mask shortage, critcize health system | 3/21/2020

Some nurses at Geisinger Community Medical Center say they don’t have enough personal protective equipment, and what’s available often doesn’t fit correctly. A worldwide mask shortage puts persistent stress on frontline health workers who potentially … workers’ children who aren’t in school. Starting this week, Gov. Tom Wolf closed all schools, a bold measure to stem the rising number of COVID-19 cases, which sent families scrambling to find alternative care …

Seema Verma

Geisinger to postpone nonurgent surgeries | 3/20/2020

Geisinger Health System announced Wednesday it is postponing elective, nonurgent surgeries and other procedures for two weeks as part of continuing efforts to ensure patient safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials at Commonweatlh Health System … procedures was announced shortly after Vice President Mike Pence and Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, appeared at press conference Wednesday with President Donald Trump and called on hospitals to …

In line with CMS’ urging, more hospitals cancel elective surgeries | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/19/2020

CMS Administrator Seema Verma urged all hospitals Wednesday to comply with the American College of Surgeons’ recommendation to cancel nonessential and non-urgent elective procedures. The following health systems issued alerts Wednesday regarding changes to … suspended elective procedures starting Thursday, according to the Richmond Register . Geisinger in Danville, Pa., placed a two-week hold on elective and nonurgent procedures effective March 19. Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners suspended all elective surgeries …

Elizabeth Warren

Google Alert - care plan | 3/10/2020

care plan As-it-happens update ⋅ March 10, 2020 NEWS Geisinger provides patient hotline, UPMC develops testing amid COVID-19 cases in state Williamsport Sun-Gazette “UPMC facilities are safe and we have prepared plans … care industry, replacing it with a single-payer program . Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who … Flag as irrelevant WEB Long-term Care Planning Independence 4 Seniors Planning for Long-Term Care Long-term care is …

Mary Ann

Switzer, Mary Ann | 3/9/2020

Mary Ann Switzer, 77, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp., following a brief illness.Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Duffy Conniff. She was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Class of 1960. For 23 years, she was employed by Wyoming Area School District as a cafeteria worker. Prior to her retirement, she …

Lucchi, John J. | 2/20/2020

John J. Lucchi, 75, of Moosic, died Tuesday evening at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. His wife of 40 years is Mary Ann Parenti Lucchi.Born in Scranton on Jan. 29, 1945, he was the son of the late John and Nora Popoli Lucchi. John graduated from Scranton Cathedral High School and the University of Scranton, where he earned his Bachelor and Master of …

Bill Gates

Pandemic or not, wash your hands, stay home if sick | 3/5/2020

… the media and government of overblowing the situation. On the other side, there is concern. Enough so that hospitals, including Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, and Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, have been holding meetings to discuss … about COVID-19, which seems to be spreading more swiftly. Bill Gates wrote on his Facebook page that, “Global health experts have been saying for years that another pandemic rivalling the speed and severity of …

The decade in healthcare: 12 milestones we won’t forget | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/31/2019

… operators, such as Walmart, have introduced limits on opioid prescription supplies, while major health systems such as Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger have implemented systemwide opioid reduction initiatives to cut prescriptions in half. At least a … for blood,” Fortune quoted sources who compared Ms. Holmes to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs alongside the photo of a vial of blood the size of an Advil gel capsule with the caption, “Theranos can …

Hillary Clinton

TV Guide - What’s New to Watch in March on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney+ - Entertainment - Austin American-Statesman - Austin, TX | 2/20/2020

… Hillary Clinton, Geisinger National Symposium “ data-image-credit=”Lisa Lake, Getty Images for Geisinger Sympo” data-image-alt-text=”Hillary Clinton, Geisinger National Symposium” data-image-credit-url=”” data-image-target-url=”” data-image-title=”Hillary Clinton, Geisinger National Symposium” data-image-filename=”180917-hillary-clinton.jpg” data-image-date-created=”2018/09/17” data-image-crop=”” data-image-crop-gravity=”” data-image-aspect-ratio=”” data-image-height=”1380” data-image-width=”2070 …

TV Guide - What’s New to Watch in March on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney+ - Entertainment - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL | 2/20/2020

… Hillary Clinton, Geisinger National Symposium “ data-image-credit=”Lisa Lake, Getty Images for Geisinger Sympo” data-image-alt-text=”Hillary Clinton, Geisinger National Symposium” data-image-credit-url=”” data-image-target-url=”” data-image-title=”Hillary Clinton, Geisinger National Symposium” data-image-filename=”180917-hillary-clinton.jpg” data-image-date-created=”2018/09/17” data-image-crop=”” data-image-crop-gravity=”” data-image-aspect-ratio=”” data-image-height=”1380” data-image-width=”2070 …

Sundar Pichai

Google Health, the company’s newest product area, has ballooned to more than 500 employees | 2/12/2020

… Google Health, mostly out of the Palo Alto offices formerly occupied by smart home group Nest. It’s led by former Geisinger CEO David Feinberg, who reports to Google AI chief Jeff Dean, and key players … growth slows in its core digital advertising business. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, who was recently promoted from Google’s CEO to run the whole conglomerate, has said health care offers the biggest potential for Alphabet to …

Google Health has more than 500 employees | Be Love News | CNBC | 2/11/2020

… its parent company, Alphabet, are counting on new businesses as growth slows in its core digital advertising business. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, who was recently promoted from Google’s CEO to run the whole conglomerate, has … out in interviews for the job because he helped motivate Geisinger to start thinking more deeply about preventative health and not just treating the sick, according to people familiar with the hiring process. During his …

Karen Murphy

People on the Move | 2/9/2020

Geisinger Karen Murphy, Ph.D., chief innovation officer and founding director of the Steele Institute for Health Innovation, has been named a 2020 “Woman to Watch” in health information technology by Becker’s Hospital Review. In her role at the Steele Institute, Murphy leads the health system’s commitment to innovation, developing leading-edge solutions that slow rising costs, improve quality and increase access to health care. She formerly served as Pennsylvania’s secretary …

Donald Trump

DANVILLE, PA - NOVEMBER 09: Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, | 2/6/2020

DANVILLE, PA - NOVEMBER 09: Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, MD, speaks on stage during the Geisinger National Symposium, “From Crisis to Cure: Revitalizing America’s Healthcare System,” on November 9, 2017 in Danville, Pennsylvania. (Photo by … senior adviser Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, in 2017. The Haaretz report states that Trump’s peace plan opens the door to the idea with the provision stating that “subject to …

Marketers: Focus on fundamentals to make a return this year | 1/9/2020

… opinion leaders, influencers and/or media personalities expected to make waves in the above sectors this coming year, and why? “Donald Trump and whoever the Democratic nominee is will continue to shape people’s opinion of … of data access. David Feinberg, M.D., the ex-CEO at Geisinger Health turned VP of Google Health, is out to “restore the joy of caregiving,” with Google’s own EMR. With a cloud-based EMR, Google …

Bernie Sanders

For Managed Care, the Future Looks Rosy if… | Managed Care Magazine | 1/22/2020

… market. Standing vigil over health insurers, of course, is the executioner. The Medicare for all proposals of Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren would either end or dramatically reduce the role of private … have responded to the value challenge—usual suspects like Intermountain, Geisinger, and Kaiser—but says many provider organizations still feel they’re doing fine when the cash registers resound the old more-is-merrier way. “The …

Dr. Google Will See You Now - Patriots’ Soapbox 24/7 News Network | 11/27/2019

… Bernie Sanders, who said Califf’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry made him unfit to regulate the industry impartially. In 2019, he was also given the responsibility of overseeing Google Health’s strategy and policy team. But most of the mainstream press doesn’t point out he was already working at Goolag. In January 2018, Dr. David Feinberg , the former CEO of Geisinger Health System, breezed through, making the switch from the hospital …