South Florida Hospital News
Monday March 27, 2017
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November 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 5

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One of the most common reasons that patients cite for missing or canceling medical appointments is that they don’t have a way to get to the hospital or doctor’s office. To ensure that patients receive the medical care they need, Memorial Healthcare System is collaborating with Uber to provide a new option for accessing care.

VITAS has grown to become the industry leader in hospice because its care is exemplary and its caregivers are extraordinary in their skills. Its leadership in the U.S. hospice movement during the past 38 years has helped set the national standard for care. 

As a new presidential administration and new members of Congress take their places in Washington in January, the University of Miami School of Business Administration will bring together hundreds of healthcare professionals to examine “The Business of Health Care Post-Election.”

The transition from fee-for-service to value-based care continues to be one of the greatest changes healthcare providers face today. To survive in this new environment, healthcare institutions are forced to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and provide better outcomes.

For those of you “old-timers” who remember Carol’s last brush with injury – the infamous rotator cuff – you’ll also remember how my alter-ego Mr. Charles rode to the rescue – my complete repertoire of personal beauty and housekeeping skills on full display. 

As the healthcare industry evolves, the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum, the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, continually strives to improve healthcare delivery by providing opportunities for the professional development of our members.

Many hospitals and health systems take a short-sighted approach to procurement – purchasing products, reviewing vendors and negotiating contracts on a piecemeal basis. Failing to examine spend from a global perspective may lead to missed opportunities 

Less than two months ago I wrote an article titled “Prepare for Increase in Workers’ Comp Premiums.” It is official: The Florida Office of Insurance Regulations (OIR) has issued its final order approving the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) request to increase rates on a statewide average of 14.5%. 

The benefits of attending a Certified Diabetes Education Center goes beyond diet education. It can help the patient living with diabetes lose weight, (if they are overweight or obese), and it can prevent long term complications from diabetes. 

One of the highlights at The Business of Health Care Post-Election Conference hosted by the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy at the University of Miami School of Business on Friday, March 3, 2017, 

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