Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 6 | February 10, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum presents

Cyber Security 2017

Thurs., 2/16/17 | 5:30-8:00 pm

U Health - Sylvester | Miami


SFHNG presents

Healthcare Networking

2/21/17 | 7:45-10 am

North Shore Medical Center

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Current Events

University of Miami School of Business Administration presents

The Business of Health Care: Post-Election

Friday, March 3, 2017

Watsco Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables

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Canna Holdings presents

South Florida Medical Marijuana Symposium for Physicians

Sat., 3/11/17

The Westin, Ft. Lauderdale

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Alzheimer's Community Care presents

2017 Alzheimer's Educational Conference

March 16 & 17, 2017

Palm Beach County Convention Center




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Week in Review, Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,
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Modernizing Medicine Announces MIPS Composite Score Reporting in EHR

Boca Raton based specialty-specific health information technology leader Modernizing Medicine, Inc. recently announced that its electronic health record (EHR) system, EMA™, is among the first in the United States to include built-in Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) composite score reporting, robust analytics and benchmarking reports that document healthcare providers' performance in near real-time.

Modernizing Medicine's EHR system can calculate how providers perform with a single MIPS composite score that factors in three weighted performance categories: Quality, Advancing Care Information and Clinical Improvement, plus Resource Use coming in 2018. The overall score then indicates performance as measured and compared to peers across a number of different criteria. Providers that exceed the minimum threshold in 2017 can be paid more money versus those that don't. Providers that do not meet the minimum threshold can receive a substantial reduction in payments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in accordance with their new Quality Payment Program that started at the beginning of January 2017.

"Our doctors developed our EHR system to automatically capture all data physicians need at the point of care to build and report their composite MIPS score," states Michael Sherling, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder at Modernizing Medicine.
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Sylvester and Miller School Awarded $5.7 Million for Cancer and Tobacco-Related Disease Research

The Florida Department of Health has announced the award of 16 grants totaling more than $16 million from the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. Six investigators at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were recipients of Bankhead-Coley and King grants totaling $5,728,856.

The funding supports a new series of projects related to cancer and tobacco-related diseases, including prevention and treatment, health disparities, treatment-related morbidities and the development of investigational new drugs. The cancer research focuses on the most common cancers such as breast, lung, skin and colon cancer. The Florida Department of Health awarded these grants based on rigorous peer review. The application process was particularly competitive, with 201 researchers seeking funding.

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Let's Connect

Based in Dania Beach, the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) serves healthcare
Karissa Ostoski
professionals in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties plus the Treasure Coast. The SFHEF is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and currently boasts over 900 members.
SFHEF Member Spotlight
Ms. Ostoski is the Southeast Director of Business Development for The Greeley Company, a consulting firm that provides practical solutions to healthcare challenges. She is also the Sponsorship Chair-Elect for the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum.

"I moved to Miami 5 years ago and ACHE was one of the first organizations I joined. The networking, education, and relationships I've gained have been invaluable; I want to give back to SHEF and build stronger relationships with our members," states Ms. Ostoski. "I started my career in the fashion industry in New York. I said I would never move to South Florida and now, of all the cities I've lived in, Miami is my favorite!"
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