Innovators

Gramercy Strives to be a Cost-Effective Alternative within Healthcare

April 7, 2016
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Gramercy Surgery Center, a freestanding, Article 28 facility, was founded in 2006 by Katy R. Chiang, chief executive officer and president. It is operated and managed by Jeffrey Flynn, chief operating officer and administrator, who joined the center when it was established. Located in New York City, Gramercy is one of Manhattan’s leading multispecialty centers. […]

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Liaison Brings Integrated Security to Healthcare IT Platforms

April 5, 2016
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In a world of healthcare start-ups, Liaison Technologies stands out from the crowd, especially in 2014 when the company was lauded with numerous honors and recognitions. In November 2014, for example, the company was included on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, placing it among the fastest-growing North America technology companies. Gartner also named Liaison a leader […]

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DeKalb Medical Earns Baby Friendly Designation

March 30, 2016
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In 2014, DeKalb Medical became the first hospital in Georgia to achieve a Baby Friendly designation and in doing so, earned a 5-STAR Hospital Recognition from the Georgia Department of Public Health. According to John A. Shelton Jr., FACHE, president and chief executive officer of DeKalb Medical, which is located in Decatur, Ga., in order […]

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CCMH Turns IT Department into a Hybrid Shop

March 25, 2016
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On April 1, 2014, Comanche County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Lawton, Okla., took a bold step with its department of information technology. Once a fully outsourced shop primarily devoted to McKesson, the largest hospital west of Oklahoma City brought its outsourced personnel entirely in-house and implemented a remote-support model, mixed and matched from a few […]

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CMC is Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of LA County

March 16, 2016
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In 2013, College Medical Center (CMC) acquired the assets that had been Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, Calif. Pacific Hospital had served the workers-comp and spinal-surgery needs of the Long Beach patient population for more than half a century. CMC transitioned the organization to a true community hospital and established a unique partnership with Molina […]

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Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace

March 11, 2016
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and business models to accommodate new rules and a new generation of consumers. Ameritas, which is headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., has adjusted to the reform marketplace […]

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Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients

March 9, 2016
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999. Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that specializes in sub-acute rehabilitation. Its services include 24-hour skilled nursing care; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; wound management; and hospice care services. From the […]

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St. Joseph’s Hospital Invests in Community to Improve Care

March 4, 2016

Understanding the community an organization serves is one of the keys to successfully transitioning to population health. Many hospitals are discovering they need to engage their patient population in ways previously not considered, with transportation challenges, poverty, and literacy comprising some of the intricate issues that prevent patients from adhering to a treatment plan. St. […]

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Here’s How One Healthcare Network Developed a Successful Care Coordination Model

March 2, 2016
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Teri Sholder, chief quality officer at Kettering Health Network in Miamisburg, Ohio, recounts their efforts to define quality and to develop a care coordination model.  

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Sensiotec Reconfigures Data Collection with Cross-Platform Sensor Solution

February 29, 2016
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Atlanta, Ga., has evolved into a hub of innovation for medical-device start-ups, thanks in part to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and its flagship program, ATDC Select, which serves as one of the top incubators for high-potential startups in the United States. In 2013, ATDC Select recruited Sensiotec, a leading […]

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