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Friday July 1, 2016
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July 2016 - Volume 1 - Issue 1

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With an emphasis on clinical outcomes and patient engagement, the patient care experience is changing at healthcare organizations across the country. In fact, the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative was designed to bring a higher quality 

Jaime Caldwell was named South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association’s President in June. As president, one of Caldwell’s visions for the organization as he moves forward is to continually assess whether the direction of the organization matches with the needs of the membership.

Your electronic health records (EHR) system is one of the most significant purchases your practice will make, so it stands to reason that you would want to maximize that investment. However, this is where many physician groups fail.

A patient arrives at the emergency room at Mariners Hospital in the Florida Keys with signs of a possible stroke - every second counts. Baptist Health South Florida’s Telehealth Center jumps into action, arranging a two-way virtual connection and a face-to-face consultation

Lots of Felix grandchildren descended on our home over the past few weeks. Not only were we lucky enough to have Drew’s Sophia and Caden with us, but Kenzie, Karter and Wyatt who just turned one, are also with us. (

TREBLE DAMAGES PLUS A PENALTY of as much as $11,000 per claim; that is the exposure a physician, hospital or other healthcare provider may face for violating the federal False Claims Act ("FCA"). One of the issues that is important in any allegation that the statute has been violated 

On a macro level, in January of this year alone, more than 36,000 jobs were added to the nation’s hospitals and health systems, building on a strong 2015 where more than 438,000 jobs were created. 

Hospitals/Health systems across the country are faced with increasing financial pressure including slow economic recovery, decreases in reimbursement, increases in uninsured or underinsured leading to increased bad debt write offs, and increased operating expenses.

According to the Ponemon Institute Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, published in May 2016, “Data breaches in healthcare are increasingly costly and frequent, and continue to put patient data at risk.

When patients need to see a doctor, they want it to be as convenient as possible. For this reason, Z Urology is expanding its practice to offer services to more patients in south Broward County through an affiliation with Memorial Pembroke and Memorial West

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