Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 7 | February 19, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 

NAHSE South Florida Chapter presents

The Future of Healthcare

Mon., Feb 22 |  5:30-7:30 pm

Sheraton Hotel | Dania Beach

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TrustBridge Health presents

End of Life Care - The Conversation Continues

Tues., Feb. 23 | 7:30-9:30 am

N. Ft. Lauderdale

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SFMGMA presents

Quality Reporting: What You Need to Know Now

Tues., Feb. 23 | 6-8 pm

Coral Gables

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More Current Events 
Gastro Health presents
Annual Clinical Update
Sat., March 5 | 7 am - 4 pm
Biltmore Hotel | Coral Gables

APDA S. FL Chapter presents
Annual Optimism Walk
Sun., Apr. 17
Town Center at Boca Raton

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South Florida "Fast-Track" Grant Recipients Report Important Strides in Research Efforts
Thanks to $30,000 fast-track grants awarded by The Campbell Foundation (based in Ft. Lauderdale), three South Florida HIV/AIDS research groups have been able to successfully obtain critical state and national funding to further their investigational efforts.

The fast-track grants were awarded in July 2015 to Dr. Mathias Lichtenheld, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Dr. Ana Puga, Medical Director and Marie Hayes, MSW, Director of the Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center's Comprehensive Family AIDS Program in Fort Lauderdale; and Dr. Massimo Caputi, Associate Professor of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton.


Frank Sacco: CEO of Memorial Healthcare System to Retire this Month

On Feb. 29, Frank Sacco will retire after nearly 42 years with the Memorial Healthcare System (the South Broward Hospital District), the past 28 years as Chief Executive Officer, during which time he grew the system from one hospital in Hollywood to six covering the southern part of Broward County - the nation's third-largest public healthcare system. His accomplishment came as, he said, emphasizing "a culture of patient/family centered care.''
Source: Miami Herald
Medtel and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association Team Up to Help Hospitals Streamline Surgical Procedures

Medtel is partnering with the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association (based in Dania Beach) to provide hospitals with its cloud-based system that promises to significantly improve communication for surgical procedures.
As an advocate for patients and hospitals, the SFHHA works to present its member hospitals with opportunities that enhance the patient's experience while optimizing the hospital's performance. Medtel's system is expected to streamline the internal workflow for physicians and hospitals to help them increase the quality of care patients receive before, during, and after surgery, as well as reduce costs and assist hospitals in achieving short and long term goals.

"As CMS-initiated voluntary bundled payment programs turn into mandatory programs, healthcare providers are being asked to boost clinical performance while at the same time reduce costs. Our relationship with Medtel will permit our members and other interested parties to access resources that will improve surgical efficiency thus allowing them to take advantage of the upside of bundled payments," said Jaime Caldwell, Interim President of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association. "These upgrades, derived through the use of Medtel's sophisticated software tools, will increase the probability that hospitals and clinicians will be able to take advantage of gainsharing opportunities built into these payment models. Medtel has one of the first software applications that I have seen that allows for the coordination of care from the pre-surgical evaluation through the post-acute phase of care."
"South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association recognized the complexities that their healthcare partners face as reimbursement shifts from 'fee-for-service' to 'fee-for-value'. Value-based care models are highly attractive to healthcare providers and executives, but increasing quality and reducing the cost of care is a daunting task for providers. Medtel is excited to offer our hospital partners an easy to use software solution to achieve early successes through a proactive approach to value-based care. We are looking forward to working closely with the SFHHA to deliver innovative solutions to our members," said Medtel CEO and Co-founder, Harold Mondschein.