Florida Medical Space
Game Changers  
 Volume III, Issue 23 | June 6, 2014  

  South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   


 Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Calendar of Current Events

SFHHA presents


2014 Annual Healthcare Summit


in Partnership with SFHEF and HFMA Florida Chapter


Thurs., June 19 - Fri., June 20


Signature Grand, Davie


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SFMGMA & BCMA present

Meaningful Use-Stage 2

Wed., June 25 | 6-8 pm

University of Miami
Hospital Seminar Center

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SFHNG presents

Healthcare Networking Breakfast

Thurs., June 26 | 7:45-9:30 am

Memorial Hospital Miramar

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Accountable Care Options
Rajparth Achievers 2014 Tile

Inside FloridaHealthIndustry.com



Compliance Update


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Last Word


Ask Ben


Healthcare Roundtable Acknowledges June Event Sponsors  

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Thank You,




Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?

Holy Cross Hospital building a facility in Boca Raton


Brian Bandell | SFBJ


Holy Cross Hospital is heading north of the county line to build an urgent care and imaging center in Boca Raton.

The Fort Lauderdale-based non-profit hospital is building the

Patrick Taylor, MD, MBA
Patrick Taylor, MD, MBA

7,844-square-foot clinic at 1799 S. Federal Highway. That means it's encroaching on the turf of Boca Raton Regional Hospital further north.


"South Palm Beach County residents will now have more convenient access to our experienced medical team for comprehensive, walk-in services and flexible appointment scheduling for physicals, immunizations and diagnostic imaging tests," Holy Cross President and CEO Dr. Patrick A. Taylor said in a news release.


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Vitale Whistle Blower Defense  

SFHHA Releases Program for Upcoming Event   


The South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association has finalized its program for the June 19-20 Healthcare Summit to be held at the Signature Grand, Davie. This year's theme is Quantity & Quality, Cost & Benefit: How to get what we pay for!


As is customary, the event will kick off Thursday evening with a Summit Registration & Exhibit Hall Networking Opportunity. Friday morning will feature a Plenary Panel Discussion entitled Lessons from Medicaid Debate, Reform & Implementation.  Morning breakout sessions followed by luncheon with exhibitors and afternoon breakouts will round out the day.  


States SFHHA President Linda Quick: "Timely topics!  Superb speakers!  Great networking!"


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Larkin Community Hospital seeks foreclosure on Broward hospital with jailed CEO


According to SFBJ writer Brian Bandell, South Miami based Larkin Community Hospital wants to head north into Broward County by foreclosing on the Hollywood Pavilion mental hospital and its Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center.


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Sarasota Orthopedic Associates Deploys IDS Patient Survey Technology  


Sarasota Orthopedic Associates (SOA) has implemented a data gathering and analytics tool, as part of its quality initiative designed to improve knowledge of patient expectations and monitoring of SOA's service and care.


The technology, developed by IDS, a Ft. Lauderdale based healthcare IT firm, offers an all-in-one survey process for data collection, data compilation and real-time reporting. The patient satisfaction survey is the latest healthcare application developed by IDS and joins the company's suite of AbbaDox clinical reporting and workflow solutions in the cloud.


Although SOA did gather patient feedback previously, the manual process was "slow, labor-intensive and not technically sound," said CEO Doug Badertscher. "This really is a game changer. It allows us to identify processes that may not meet customer expectations. It also helps us understand what factors patients find important when defining quality in care and rating their overall experience."


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