Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 45 | Nov. 11, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 
SFHEF presents
Care Coordination - Acute Hospital Becoming a Preferred Provider in the Narrow Network
Thurs., 11/17/16 | 5:30-8 pm
Florida Medical Center
Ft. Lauderdale

PBCMS presents
2016 Starfish & Snowflake Gala
Sat., 12/3/16 | 6:30-10:30 pm
Kravis Center | WPB

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The Healthcare Roundtable presents
Bundled Payments

Tues., 12/6/16 | 7:30-9:30 am

 Ft. Lauderdale

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Baptist Health Primary Care Expands with a New Physician in the Florida Keys

Primary care physician Barbara Socha, MD, FACP, has joined Miami based B aptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians, as part of the Baptist Health Primary Care team. She will see patients in the Tavernier office, located at 91550 Overseas Highway, Suite 215. Dr. Socha is one of only a few primary physicians servicing patients in the Florida Keys. She will focus on wellness and prevention and provide the community with much-needed continuity of care - the foundation of the patient-doctor relationship and a fundamental characteristic of high-quality medical care.
She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, including simple and complex health conditions, chronic disease management and the coordination of specialty care. She also focuses on wellness and prevention to help patients prevent disease, decrease disability and maintain good health.
Dr. Socha earned her medical degree at Akademia Medyczna we Wroclawiu, in Wroclaw, Poland. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, in Baltimore, where she served as Chief Resident. She is Board-certified in internal medicine, and fellow of the American College of Physicians.

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Have You Completed Your Required CME Hours?

Sat., 12/10/16 | 9 am - 1:15 pm

Pullman Miami Hotel

5800 Blue Lagoon Drive Miami, FL  33126

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Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Broward based nephrologist launches interactive health IT solution

Like a lot of innovative ideas, Dr. Naveen Goel's inspiration grew out of a frustration with the status quo.
As a busy Plantation based interventional nephrologist, he ran into the usual dysfunction of the American healthcare system: difficulty sharing health information with other providers and patients, episodic care that failed to properly treat chronic conditions plus disengaged and uninformed patients, ill-prepared to contribute to their own health maintenance.
Dr. Goel saw the inefficiencies from the patient perspective as well. He watched aging family members, despite competent and caring providers, suffer due to poor coordination of care, botched medication management plus unnecessary office visits and avoidable hospital admissions.
He began to envision what an efficient, patient focused system would look like:
  • Seamless information sharing with the healthcare team
  • Continuous monitoring instead of episodes of care
  • Care coordination with informed and empowered patients at the center
The current push towards value based care combined with major information technology advances created an opportunity for Dr. Goel to make a difference. He shared his vision with his old friend Sanjay Deo, a healthcare IT specialist. Mr. Deo wrote the computer code that brought Dr. Goel's idea from concept to reality. Their creation, called HealthKOS ( www.healthkos.com)...

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Local Neurosurgeons Join Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital recently  announced the appointments of Evan M. Packer, MD, and Lloyd Zucker, MD, to the Hospital's Marcus Neuroscience Institute and BocaCare physician network.
Dr. Packer is a board-certified neurosurgeon. He attended the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and performed his general surgery internship and neurological surgery residency at the University of South Florida Affiliated Hospitals and Clinics.
He currently serves as an Affiliate Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.
Dr. Packer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Zucker is a board-certified neurosurgeon who is fellowship-trained in complex spinal surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey. Dr. Zucker performed his general surgery internship at Middlesex General University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers and neurosurgery residencies at Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut and John Dempsey Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.
He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Zucker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

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