Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 17 | April 24, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus &

Current Events Calendar


GREAT GEC presents


8th Annual Interprofessional

Geriatrics Training Institute

"Collaborating for Quality Care" 


APR 30 - MAY 1


NSU Main Campus


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PBCMS presents


Healthcare Connections Series:

Developing Your  

Compliance Plan


Wed., May 6 | 11:30 am - 1 pm 


Atlantis Country Club  


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Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presents


Health Care Heroes Awards Luncheon


Tues., May 19 

11:30 am-1:30 pm


Jungle Island | Miami


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VidaCare Plus




Compliance Update


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Publisher of Week in Review, Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,
FHIweekly & Game Changers
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Broward Health Coral Springs to Open Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Unveil Fully-Redesigned Pediatric Unit   

Broward Health Coral Springs (BHCS) held a VIP ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the upcoming opening of its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and fully-redesigned pediatric unit on Wednesday, April 22. More than 500 physicians, business leaders and board members were invited to tour the PICU, the only of its kind in Northwest Broward County. VIPs and guests learned about the transformation of children's services at BHCS and its benefit to physicians, patients and the Coral Springs community at large.


Approved by Broward Health's Board of Commissioners during the March board meeting, the 5-bed PICU and the existing 21-bed pediatric unit at BHCS will specialize in the care of critically ill infants, children and teenagers. With this approval, the hospital will now be able to offer Level II PICU services to area residents.


"The opening of the PICU is an important step in the future of Broward Health Coral Springs," said Drew Grossman, CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs. "Having an onsite PICU allows us to meet the needs of the growing community, provide superior care to our patients and their families and focus on our "no child should wait" philosophy."


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HIMSS Analytics Honors Nicklaus Children's Hospital with Stage 6 Recognition



HIMSS Analytics announced Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Miami Children's Health System, has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model. Nicklaus Children's is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital's IT Department has been recognized by IDG's Computerworld as a top 100 organization in its 2012 Best Places to Work in IT.


HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Database. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment.


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Healthcare attracts most of South Florida's VC funding


Nancy Dahlberg | Miami Herald


South Florida companies reeled in the lion's share of the state's venture capital financing in the first quarter, and most of the investments were in healthcare-related companies.


Venture capitalists invested $89.7 million in Florida-based companies, and $70.9 million of that fueled companies based in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association released Friday (4.17.15).


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