Volume VII, Issue 52 | Dec. 28, 2018    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
Palm Beach County Medical Society presents
Billing & Coding Update
Jan. 9 | 11:30 am - 2 pm 
Atlantis Country Club
Benzinga presents
Miami Cannabis Capital Conference 2019
Jan. 14-16
Miami Beach
SFHEF presents
Board of Directors Annual Installation Dinner
Wed., Jan. 23
Signature Grand Davie
ACHN Introduces New Medical Director
Board-certified neurologist
Dr. James Goldenberg has  
joined the Atlantic Coast Health Network (ACHN) as medical director. ACHN is a regional, super clinically integrated network (CIN) representing more than 1,600 physicians and 160,000 patients. It is comprised of Holy Cross Hospital's independent CIN, Holy Cross Physician Partners; Memorial Healthcare System's independent CIN, Memorial Health Network; and Orange Care Group, LLC's Independent Physician Association (IPA).
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Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Memorial Health System Hospitals Make Leapfrog's 2018 List of Elite Providers 
Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar have been named 2018 Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national healthcare nonprofit driven by employers and other purchasers of healthcare. The
Five Memorial Healthcare System Hospitals Receive an
Five Memorial Healthcare System Hospitals Receive an "A" for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group
recognition comes just weeks after five Memorial Healthcare System hospitals were awarded an "A" for patient safety in The Leapfrog Group's fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. These are among the highest distinctions given by The Leapfrog Group for commitment to keeping patients safe and for meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
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Modernizing Medicine's EMR Is a Top-Rated Orthopedic EMR System for Overall Satisfaction by KLAS
Boca Raton based Modernizing Medicine recently announced its orthopedic electronic health record (EHR), EMA, delivers one of the best orthopedic workflows for the specialty, according to the KLAS Orthopedic EMR 2018 report. Modernizing Medicine's EHR system was named a top performer for overall satisfaction and earned above average scores in key performance categories researched by KLAS. According to KLAS, EMA was highly rated for overall user satisfaction. Customers shared with KLAS that EMA's cloud-based solution is immensely helpful in allowing clinicians to document while also maintaining meaningful interactions with patients. Overall, KLAS found that Modernizing Medicine's customers appreciate that EMA is tailored specifically to orthopedic groups, and users reported that EMA's specialization allows them to quickly and efficiently complete their documentation.

"As a practicing orthopedic surgeon who also develops an orthopedic EMR system, I have always felt confident that we deliver a truly unique solution for orthopedic surgeons, and the results of the KLAS Orthopedic Specialty Report further support that," said Dr. Jason Weisstein, Medical Director of Orthopedics at Modernizing Medicine.
UM Medical Team Reports Acute Finding from the Havana Embassy Phenomenon
A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, along with collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh, recently presented the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, who experienced severe neurosensory symptoms after exposure to a unique sound and pressure phenomenon. Michael E. Hoffer, MD, was lead author of the study, "Acute Findings in an Acquired Neurosensory Dysfunction," published earlier this month in the peer-reviewed journal Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. The Miller School study included a review of 25 individuals at the U.S. Embassy who reported a localized sensation of noise/pressure and 10 individuals who were roommates of those affected and did not experience the phenomenon.

"Objective testing showed evidence of a balance disorder that affects the inner ear and a unique pattern of cognitive and behavioral dysfunction," said Dr. Hoffer, Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery. "This cluster of auditory and neurological symptoms, along with associated psychological issues, does not resemble more classic traumatic brain injury (TBI) based on our team's vast experience in this area."