South Florida Hospital News
Monday August 19, 2019

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September 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 3




Some of the world’s leading health informaticians met at the City University in Hong Kong on August 18 and 19, 2017, for the 2017 Context Sensitive Health Informatics conference which is held every two years in advance of MedInfo, which was held in Hangzhou, China, a few days later.

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) is implementing 4 key components to reduce rates of new HIV infection in Broward County. These include routine HIV testing in the healthcare setting and targeted testing in the non-healthcare setting, HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Non-occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP),

Last November I read an article that broke down the price of data on the black market. It estimated that a credit card number is worth $1, a Social Security number is worth $3, and a medical record is worth $200. This really caught my attention and I wondered what the “value” differential was all about.

Social media is one of the fastest growing mediums in marketing, but is it impactful for the health care industry? After all, it’s a great communication tool for sales industries such as restaurants, hotels and retail stores, but are people looking to social media for information about health care? The answer is … YES!

Until a few years ago, shoulder surgery invariably meant months of therapy, a long recuperation with limited mobility, and a permanent scar to remind patients of the ordeal. As a result, many people postponed shoulder surgery indefinitely and lived with pain and limitations, including foregoing preferred leisure activities.

The Palm Beach County Medical Society — recognized as one of the premier medical associations in the United States — is readily approaching its 100th anniversary in 2019. The organization’s vision is to be acknowledged as the pre-eminent health care resource and advocate for all residents of Palm Beach County.

The past 10 years have marked one of the longest periods of soft market conditions the insurance industry has ever seen. A confluence of factors have contributed to this:

1. Lower claims frequency and severity

Dr. Luckner C. Denord, MD, PhD, DHA, MBA, MPH, LHRM, CPM, is a Baldrige Executive Fellow and Certified LEAN/ Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He is the Executive VP, Chief Strategy and Quality Officer at Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. in Miami.

A Memorial Healthcare System program that aids some of the most vulnerable individuals in South Florida, children aging out of the foster care system, has won the American Hospital Association’s 2017 NOVA Award. The honor, earned by five or fewer entities nationwide each year, recognizes “effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status.”

The Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai Medical Center is a leading Tertiary Care Referral Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Memory and Cognitive Disorders. The center is committed to providing high-quality care to patients and their families. It is also a leading center for Clinical Research and Education. 

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