South Florida Hospital News
Monday August 10, 2020

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November 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 5


This week I was at a meeting in Orlando trying to figure out dinner plans. We needed something relatively quick but also wanted a quality meal and something (being Orlando) unique. “Shake Shack,” I quickly recommended.

For healthcare practitioners, few events are as anxiety-provoking as a professional licensure complaint and investigation. Even if a complaint is ultimately determined to be unfounded, responding is time-consuming and can be disruptive to a practice.


November, when physicians, other healthcare professionals, and their businesses frequently begin planning for the upcoming year. It is also time to look inward/backward and consider those goals not achieved, surprises (pleasant and unpleasant), 

Many would claim that I am the eternal student as I have spent the majority of my living years studying, learning and attending school. Ones response to said claims should entail verbiage enlightening everyone that life in itself is an educational endeavor,

For Matthew Pinzur, the University of Miami’s Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy program provided new insights on the future of healthcare. 

According to Healthy People 2020 (launched in Dec. 2010), an estimated 13 million people in the United States have a serious debilitating mental illness in any given year. In Miami Dade County in particular, risk factors such as substance and alcohol abuse

Today’s students have an enhanced global perspective of public health given their exposure to infectious disease, disasters, tobacco, chronic disease, obesity, the expanding aging population, and the changing landscape of healthcare. 

The University of Miami’s School of Business Administration, Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, and the de Beaumont Foundation announced the establishment of a unique certificate program aimed at training public health professionals in business fundamentals and skills.

Responding to a national reimbursement system that is shifting from a “pay-for-service” volume-centric model to a performance based model, healthcare providers are looking for ways to provide better care, reduce waste, increase efficiencies and remain competitive in the future.


The existence of healthcare data in electronic format brings exciting opportunities to the healthcare community. Previously, most data were in the form of paper charts, which made it very difficult to search through the data to better understand healthcare issues

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