Health System Innovation

Health innovation insider: 10 rapid-fire Qs with Henry Ford Health System innovation chief Lisa Prasad | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/18/2020

Lisa Prasad, vice president and chief innovation officer at Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, learns something new every day in her position, a job she believes presents “limitless” opportunities. Ms. Prasad became Henry Ford’s managing director of global innovation in 2013, before accepting her current role in April. While many could think her positions at Henry Ford are her first ones in the healthcare field from a quick glance …

What you need to know about Canada’s COVID-19 exposure tracking app | 8/5/2020

… than I thought it would be,” said Zayna Khayat, an adjunct professor of health sector strategy and health care innovation at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto. Khayat was previously the lead of health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District. She had early access to the app as a beta tester for about a week before it launched, and said it was “prudent to keep it simple to start …

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Digital Behavior Change Interventions for Younger Children With Chronic Health Conditions: Systematic Review | 7/31/2020

… schools: policy and practice. Child Soc 2001 Apr;15(2):57-69. [ CrossRef ] Perrin JM, Anderson LE, van Cleave J. The rise in chronic conditions among infants, children, and youth can be met with continued health system innovation s. Health Aff (Millwood) 2014 Dec;33(12):2099-2105. [ CrossRef ] [ Medline ] Mokkink LB, van der Lee JH, Grootenhuis MA, Offringa M, Heymans HSA, Dutch National Consensus Committee Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions in Childhood …

Utilization of Radiographic Imaging for Infant Hydronephrosis over the First 12 Months of Life | 7/30/2020

… City, UT, USA 3 Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA 4 Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA 5 Division of Health System Innovation and Research, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA Show more Published 30 Jul 2020 Abstract Purpose . The workup and surveillance strategies for infant hydronephrosis (HN) vary …

Nemours uniquely positioned to tackle population health, says newly appointed executive | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/25/2020

… is excited about applying her skills and experience in public health, administration and health services research at Nemours. She said she is also excited that her new roles combine public policy approaches and applied health system innovation s along with evidence generation through research. “I look forward to learning and leveraging work that has already been done at Nemours, and the health system has a broad and important vision I’m looking …

Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available | 6/5/2020

… be prepared against infectious diseases. Pandemics, endemics, and everything that capacity planning can provide us. So that’s the second issue.” -Professor Gilberto Montibeller Transcript available here Panelists: Rachel Hess, MD, MS - Chief, Division of Health System Innovation and Research - University of Utah Health. Hess is co-leading an outpatient clinical trial. They are examining how long patients with COVID-19 shed the virus, an indication of the length of time …

Qlarant to help support VHA | 4/19/2020

… the Integrated Healthcare Transformation vehicle, Qlarant will assist with the completion of an organizational change that enhances VHA’s capabilities to provide seamless, high-quality, integrated and coordinated health care. Focus in key areas includes health system innovation , implementation and operations support, and health care business enabling services. “We are honored to support HRS Consulting and the VHA in this endeavor,” Qlarant President Sandy Love said. “The Qlarant team looks forward …

Cleaning and Reusing Hospital Masks: Is it Safe? | HealthLeaders Media | 4/14/2020

The Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation is not only responding to the crisis, but examining the response for opportunities to impact future innovations. In the midst of a crisis, it is seemingly impossible to see beyond the matters at hand. Yet at least one health system innovation arm is doing just that, hoping to use lessons learned during the pandemic to transform future healthcare delivery. While leading COVID-19 digital …

QLARANT ON TEAM SELECTED TO SUPPORT THE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION HEALTHCARE INTEGRATED TRANSFORMATION | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 4/10/2020

… the Integrated Healthcare Transformation (IHT) vehicle, Qlarant will assist with the completion of an organizational change that enhances VHA’s capabilities to provide seamless, high quality, integrated, and coordinated healthcare. Focus in key areas includes health system innovation , implementation and operations support, and healthcare business enabling services. “We are honored to support HRS Consulting and the VHA in this endeavor,” notes Qlarant President, Sandy Love. “The Qlarant team looks forward to …

NCMS Morning Rounds 4-9-20 | 4/9/2020

April 9, 2020 at 7:54 am Time for your Thursday NCMS Morning Rounds. April 9, 2020 NCMS’ Easy Reference Guide to Telehealth Policies During COVID-19 NCMS Director for Health System Innovation Kristen Spaduzzi has developed a guide to the various insurers’ telehealth policies during You can access this easy reference grid , here and on the NCMS’ COVID-19 webpage under the telehealth heading. This comprehensive guide covers commercial payers …

Diagnosing Primary Care Systems Around the World | 3/25/2020

… health systems around the world. Primary care is more than a set of services, according to Asaf Bitton, MD, assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Instead, primary care is an all-encompassing mode of care: comprehensive, coordinated and centered on trust. “It’s the coordination …

News | Questrom School of Business | 3/17/2020

By Pamela Bracken February 27th, 2020 in Faculty & Research , Markets, Public Policy & Law New research from BU Questrom’s Rena Conti, Associate Professor and Associate Research Director at BU’s Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy, delves into the Affordable Care Act’s effect on prescription drugs and what might come next. Among its many provisions, the Affordable Care Act was designed to improve the access… More By Pamela Bracken February 11th …

Column: Here’s what aggressive social distancing looks like over the next two weeks. | 3/16/2020

Column: Here’s what aggressive social distancing looks like over the next two weeks. Dr. Asaf Bitton MD, MPH Monday Mar 16, 2020 at 5:20 PM Mar 16, 2020 at 5:20 PM Dr. Asaf Bitton MD, MPH is the executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I know there is some confusion about what …

Column: How to practice aggressive social distancing over the next two weeks, from a public health leader. | 3/16/2020

Column: How to practice aggressive social distancing over the next two weeks, from a public health leader. Dr. Asaf Bitton MD, MPH Monday Mar 16, 2020 at 5:20 PM Mar 16, 2020 at 5:20 PM Dr. Asaf Bitton MD, MPH is the executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Guest columns share an …

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, other activities, experts say - Local News 8 | 3/15/2020

… monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “This is not a snow day,” Bitton said, referencing an article he wrote by the same name. “We’re in …

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - CNN | 3/14/2020

… monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Watch the full CNN/Facebook coronavirus town hall “This is not a snow day,” Bitton said, referencing an article …

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - GrabAllNews | 3/14/2020

graballnews “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It’s time for parents to carefully consider the types of activities they do with their children and how they allow …

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, other activities, experts say | Coronavirus COVID-19 Watch | fox10tv.com | 3/14/2020

… monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “This is not a snow day,” Bitton said, referencing an article he wrote by the same name. “We’re in …

Increased C-section rates linked to poor hospital design | 3/9/2020

… not medically indicated. The rates of cesarean delivery vary dramatically from hospital to hospital—from a modest 7% at some facilities to a whopping 70% at others. A study conducted by Ariadne Labs, a health system innovation center, and MASS Design Group, a nonprofit architecture firm, looked at how different aspects of the physical design of a hospital labor and delivery unit could lead to a higher rate of cesarean …

ConsumerMedical Names David Billigmeier Vice President of Health Analytics | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… as well as data management and warehousing. Prior to joining ConsumerMedical, he served eight years with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division in various leadership roles focused in data science to help drive member engagement and health system innovation . “One of the most rewarding parts of a job in technology is when we can use it to improve the lives of people while we strengthen and expand the innovations offered by our …

2019 Emerging Leaders Program a Success | 11/25/2019

… or Associate Professor. More than 40 faculty members from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Dental Medicine attended the two-day workshop held on the Fenway Campus. Hosted by the BU Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy (IHSIP), the program introduced selected rising faculty to strategic health sector concepts and principles important to leading and managing in the rapidly changing health care environment. “Every health care organization needs to …

8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/1/2019

… new Cerner EHR system during the fourth quarter of 2019. 3. American Hospital Association is forming an alliance with Avia , a Chicago-based digital health consulting firm for healthcare providers, to address digital and health system innovation . 4. Vively Health , a home-based primary care provider for patients with multiple chronic conditions, will implement a Cerner EHR and population health management platform. 5. University of Texas Health Science Center at …

NCMS Morning Rounds 10-31-19 | 10/31/2019

October 31, 2019 at 9:15 am Boo! It’s only your NCMS Morning Rounds. Oct. 31, 2019 Happy Halloween! NCMS Staff Engage With Many Groups A glimpse into a regular week for many NCMS staff members, especially those charged with health system innovation or advocacy, usually will reveal them meeting in person with physician, physician assistant and other stakeholder groups to learn how we can best work together to improve the …

AHA partners with Avia: 3 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/28/2019

AHA partners with Avia: 3 notes Jackie Drees - American Hospital Association is forming an alliance with Avia, a Chicago-based digital health consulting firm for healthcare providers, to address digital and health system innovation . Three notes: 1. AHA will launch a new offering through Avia’s digital innovation platform Avia Connect, which provides personalized digital insights and peer-to-peer collaboration in support of digital strategies. 2. AHA will provide the …

Podcast: Collaboration Through Innovation Centers | 10/7/2019

Healthcare is facing a time of transformation as regulators, providers and other stakeholders take action to improve care coordination and increase the use of technology to deliver care. Hospital and health system innovation centers are increasingly acting as the catalyst to fuel growth and expansion through technology and data. In this episode of the Collaborative Transformation podcast series, McDermott partners Kerrin Slattery and Krist Werling discuss: Opportunities for innovation centers …

Healthcare Transformation

QLARANT ON TEAM SELECTED TO SUPPORT THE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION HEALTHCARE INTEGRATED TRANSFORMATION | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 4/10/2020

Healthcare Transformation (IHT) vehicle, Qlarant will assist with the completion of an organizational change that enhances VHA’s capabilities to provide seamless, high quality, integrated, and coordinated healthcare. Focus in key areas includes health system innovation, implementation and operations support, and healthcare business enabling services. “We are honored to support HRS Consulting and the VHA in this endeavor,” notes Qlarant President, Sandy Love. “The Qlarant team looks forward to bringing our …

QLARANT ON TEAM SELECTED TO SUPPORT THE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION HEALTHCARE INTEGRATED TRANSFORMATION | Globe Newswire | 4/10/2020

Healthcare Transformation (IHT) vehicle, Qlarant will assist with the completion of an organizational change that enhances VHA’s capabilities to provide seamless, high quality, integrated, and coordinated healthcare. Focus in key areas includes health system innovation, implementation and operations support, and healthcare business enabling services. “We are honored to support HRS Consulting and the VHA in this endeavor,” notes Qlarant President, Sandy Love. “The Qlarant team looks forward to bringing our …

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - CNN | 3/14/2020

CNN) Reconsider group playdates, parents. Think twice about letting your kids play soccer with friends. Avoid the local playground jungle gyms and monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School …

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - CNN | 3/14/2020

CNN) Reconsider group playdates, parents. Think twice about letting your kids play soccer with friends. Avoid the local playground jungle gyms and monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School …

Precision Medicine

8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/1/2019

… is forming an alliance with Avia , a Chicago-based digital health consulting firm for healthcare providers, to address digital and health system innovation. 4. Vively Health , a home-based primary care provider for patients with … partnering with genomics telehealth technology company Genome Medical to advance precision medicine and genetic services offered at the Tampa, Fla.-based health system’s new genomics institute. 8. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System announced on …

Healthcare In The Age Of Personalization Part 5: Clinical Implications | Forbes | 4/7/2019

… Personalization. Part 4 is here . Healthcare in the Age of Personalization Glenn Llopis Group, LLC We have new capabilities for precision medicine, but that does not automatically mean we’re ready to deliver treatment and prevention … Internal Medicine, OT, Pharmacy, Nursing, Anesthesiology, Surgery and Center for Health System Innovation. Pre-op patients over age 65 are assessed for neurocognitive concerns and their inpatient care program is tailored accordingly – for example, rooms …

Digital Health

8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/1/2019

digital health consulting firm for healthcare providers, to address digital and health system innovation. 4. Vively Health , a home-based primary care provider for patients with multiple chronic conditions, will implement a Cerner EHR and population health management platform. 5. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston , Cardinal Health and Amazon Web Services are partnering with Virtusa , an IT and digital health solutions provider, to use artificial intelligence techniques …

AHA partners with Avia: 3 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/28/2019

AHA partners with Avia: 3 notes Jackie Drees - American Hospital Association is forming an alliance with Avia, a Chicago-based digital health consulting firm for healthcare providers, to address digital and health system innovation. Three notes: 1. AHA will launch a new offering through Avia’s digital innovation platform Avia Connect, which provides personalized digital insights and peer-to-peer collaboration in support of digital strategies. 2. AHA will provide the …

Readmissions

Health Data Enrichment Company Verinovum Appoints Scott Shepherd, DO, as Chief Medical Officer | PRWeb | 6/19/2019

Health Data Enrichment Company Verinovum Appoints Scott Shepherd, DO, as Chief Medical Officer Share Article Verinovum, a health data enrichment and integration technology company, announced today the appointment of Scott Shepherd, DO, FACP, as the company’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Shepherd is a seasoned hospitalist and medical director with a passion for using healthcare data to improve quality outcomes. “Not only cleaning the data but delivering it back to organizations …

Healthcare In The Age Of Personalization Part 5: Clinical Implications | Forbes | 4/7/2019

… readmissions, costs and morbidity. Our Brain Health Initiative involves members from departments of Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, OT, Pharmacy, Nursing, Anesthesiology, Surgery and Center for Health System Innovation. Pre-op patients over age 65 are assessed for neurocognitive concerns and their inpatient care program is tailored accordingly – for example, rooms with more natural light, less interruptions such as lab work at night. Family members also receive education to make the transition …

Home Health

Mercy Health Joins the AVIA Innovator Network | Business Wire | 12/13/2017

… Innovator Network to accelerate the identification, adoption and dissemination of high-impact digital innovations.” In partnership with over two dozen health system innovation centers across the United States and the United Kingdom, AVIA has created … hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and seven home health agencies. Its clinically integrated network, Mercy Health Select, coordinates more effective and efficient care for more than 200,000 patients, saving money for taxpayers …

Partners Connected Health And Validic Announce Collaboration To Bring Patient-Generated Data To Patient Care | PR Newswire | 10/26/2017

… by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Validic and Partners Connected Health recognize that integrating the data from home health devices into the existing clinical workflow is necessary for heightened provider engagement and … present a deep dive into this new collaboration during the Health System Innovation track at CHC17. Or stop by Validic Booth 217. Partners Connected Health Partners Connected Health , at Partners HealthCare, is leveraging information technology …

Ariadne Labs

Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19: Guide helps patients and those close to them consider what matters most in treatment | PR Newswire | 4/10/2020

BOSTON , April 10, Ariadne Labs and The Conversation Project announced the joint development of a conversation guide to support people in discussing their goals and priorities for treatment should they become sick with COVID-19. The guide, titled Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19: Three things you can do now , was designed to support everyone in making difficult choices in the face of serious illness. Continue Reading Preparing …

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - CNN | 3/14/2020

CNN) Reconsider group playdates, parents. Think twice about letting your kids play soccer with friends. Avoid the local playground jungle gyms and monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School …

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - CNN | 3/14/2020

CNN) Reconsider group playdates, parents. Think twice about letting your kids play soccer with friends. Avoid the local playground jungle gyms and monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School …

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - CNN | 3/14/2020

CNN) Reconsider group playdates, parents. Think twice about letting your kids play soccer with friends. Avoid the local playground jungle gyms and monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School …

Sandy Love

QLARANT ON TEAM SELECTED TO SUPPORT THE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION HEALTHCARE INTEGRATED TRANSFORMATION | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 4/10/2020

… health system innovation, implementation and operations support, and healthcare business enabling services. “We are honored to support HRS Consulting and the VHA in this endeavor,” notes Qlarant President, Sandy Love. “The Qlarant team looks forward to bringing our decades of experience in quality review healthcare to help conquer the challenges the VHA faces in support of our most valued resources, our Nation’s Veterans.” The VHA will release task orders addressing …

QLARANT ON TEAM SELECTED TO SUPPORT THE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION HEALTHCARE INTEGRATED TRANSFORMATION | Globe Newswire | 4/10/2020

… health system innovation, implementation and operations support, and healthcare business enabling services. “We are honored to support HRS Consulting and the VHA in this endeavor,” notes Qlarant President, Sandy Love. “The Qlarant team looks forward to bringing our decades of experience in quality review healthcare to help conquer the challenges the VHA faces in support of our most valued resources, our Nation’s Veterans.” The VHA will release task orders addressing …

Asaf Bitton

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - CNN | 3/14/2020

CNN) Reconsider group playdates, parents. Think twice about letting your kids play soccer with friends. Avoid the local playground jungle gyms and monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School …

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, experts say - CNN | 3/14/2020

CNN) Reconsider group playdates, parents. Think twice about letting your kids play soccer with friends. Avoid the local playground jungle gyms and monkey bars. “There is evidence corona viruses can live on plastic and metal for up to nine days,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, a primary care physician and executive director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School …

David Billig

ConsumerMedical Names David Billigmeier Vice President of Health Analytics | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

Sverige ConsumerMedical Names David Billigmeier Vice President of Health Analytics Industry expert brings more than 15 years of experience to company dedicated to helping people better understand their health and take action. News provided by … focused in data science to help drive member engagement and health system innovation. “One of the most rewarding parts of a job in technology is when we can use it to improve the lives of …

ConsumerMedical Names David Billigmeier Vice President of Health Analytics | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 12/3/2019

… BOSTON , Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – ConsumerMedical, a leading clinical advocacy, decision support and expert second opinion company, announced today that David Billigmeier has been named to the newly created position of Vice President of Health … focused in data science to help drive member engagement and health system innovation. “One of the most rewarding parts of a job in technology is when we can use it to improve the lives of …