Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 8 | February 24, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
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

Register/Learn More

Canna Holdings presents

South Florida Medical Marijuana Symposium for Physicians

Sat., 3/11/17

The Westin, Ft. Lauderdale

Register/Learn More

Alzheimer's Community Care presents

2017 Alzheimer's Educational Conference

March 16 & 17, 2017

Palm Beach County Convention Center
Join Us

FHIcommunications presents

Successful Aging: Unlocking the Mystery of Quality Long Living

Tues., April 4, 2017 | 7:30 am

Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?




Compliance Update

  FHI logo cropped small version  

Healthcare Headlines    


Last  Word


Medicare Dispatch


Publisher of :

Week in Review, Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,
FHIweekly & Game Changers

Boca Raton Based Modernizing Medicine Leaders Selected to Join Health 2.0's TECHQuality Mentorship Program

Specialty-specific health information technology company, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., recently announced that four members of the company's product management team have been invited to join the TECHQuality Mentorship Program by Health 2.0. Due to their proven commitment to support women in technology, encourage innovation and facilitate growth in health technology, Mandy Long, VP of Product Management, Danielle MacLean, Director of Product Management, Ida Mantashi, Senior Product Manager and Alice Rose, Product Manager, have been selected as program mentors.

The mission of the TECHquality Mentorship Program is to bridge the diversity-gap in health technology through structured guidance and support for individuals from understated groups in the industry. Each of the 80 mentors will partner with a mentee based on the individual's area of interest in health technology. For four months that began on January 26, 2017, the pairs will meet monthly to advance the mentees personal and professional skill sets and goals, and receive supportive guidance and insight into the health tech industry.
Vitale Whistle Blower Defense  
Healthcare Roundup 

Dr. Mariana Middelhof Joins Gastro Health

Miami based Gastro Health recently announced that Dr. Mariana Middelhof has joined the medical group. She is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. She received her medical degree at San Juan City Hospital and completed her pediatric residency and fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
Tenet buys out landlord of its hospital for $43M

Brian Bandell

Tenet Healthcare Corp
. bought out its landlord at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for $43.43 million.
The 199-bed hospital at 3360 Burns Road had been leased from AMREIT, a health care REIT from Irvine, California, to hospital operator Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) since 1987.
Plaza Health Network Introduces New Telemedicine Technology To Its Seven Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers

Plaza Health Network, an award-winning network of seven rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers, is now implementing interactive telemedicine technology in partnership with Sunrise-based Duxlink Health, allowing for the rapid, real-time and remote monitoring of its patients. The program rolled out this quarter at all seven of Plaza Health Network's facilities spanning throughout Miami-Dade County.  

The HIPAA-compliant technology continuously collects and monitors patient vital signs, conditions and clinical information. When blood pressure, oxygen saturation, glucose levels or an electrocardiogram shows sudden or irregular changes, that data is immediately transmitted to the appropriate physician or care provider, resulting in decreased hospital readmission rates, and in turn, reduced costs and less stress on the patient.

"Our network has demonstrated a longtime commitment to helping our residents recover as safely and quickly as possible, and this remarkable technology joins the list of the many services we currently offer at our centers to ensure the highest quality of care," said Elaine Bloom, President and CEO of Plaza Health Network.

Physicians such as cardiologists, neurologists, dermatologists and pulmonary medicine specialists whose patients reside in Plaza Health Network centers access the Duxlink Health system via an application that includes a video conferencing feature to communicate with the centers' nursing professionals caring for their patients.

"The physicians in our network have shown great receptivity so far as this technology provides them with quicker access and more opportunities to have interpersonal interactions with their patients and clinical care providers at Plaza Health Network," said Ann-Lynn Denker, PhD, ARNP, Chief Clinical Officer of Plaza Health Network.

Plaza Health Network's clinical staff has been formally trained to administer the Duxlink Health technology.