Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 41 | Oct. 13, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
SFHEF presents
Integrating Acute to Post Acute Care Setting
Thurs., Oct. 19  
Miami Jewish Health Systems 
Trustbridge presents 
Palliative Care Roundtable
Tues., Nov. 14 | 7:30-9:30 am
Five Star Premier Residences Hollywood
SFMGMA presents
The Next Generation Medical Practice 
Fri., Nov. 17 | 8 am - 6 pm 
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Register/Learn More 
Dr. Jonathan Fialkow
Publisher of :
Week in Review,
Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,  
FHIweekly & Game Changers
Creator of: 
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Healthcare Headlines 


Last  Word


Medicare Dispatch


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
South Florida Medical Group Management Association Announces
Event Speaker
Rob Parker MBA, CMPE, CPXP, Administrative Director, Physician Practices Memorial Healthcare System will speak at the SFMGMA's 4th Annual Symposium - The Next Generation Medical Practice. The event will take place November 17 in Fort Lauderdale and Mr. Parker will speak on the topic of Patient Experience: A Path to Better Outcomes.
"The healthcare industry continues to evolve its payment structure from the disease management model of payment to the value based payment methodology. The patient experience will be a key driving factor in this new payment methodology. Our industry is also facing another factor that will have an impact on our financial success and that is the Millennial generation consumers. The manner in which this new generation shops for health care is an important aspect for any healthcare provider to understand their social media presence. This session will discuss how to improve operational efficiencies within your practice, how to engage the patient for better outcomes, and it will discuss how the patient experience will impact your social media presence," states Mr. P arker.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Names Cardiology Department Chair
Roberto J. Cubeddu, MD, has been appointed Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Weston based Cleveland Clinic Florida. "Dr. Cubeddu is a highly skilled interventional cardiologist and an accomplished administrator renowned for his commitment to excellence and for embracing treatment innovations to improve patient outcomes," said Wael Barsoum, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Florida.  
Dr. Cubeddu joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2015 as Section Head of Structural Heart Disease and Director of the Multidisciplinary Valve Clinic. As an interventional cardiologist, he specializes in structural and adult congenital heart disease, with an emphasis on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair using the MitraClip, left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the WATCHMAN implant to reduce stroke risk due to atrial fibrillation, and paravalvular leak (PVL) closure.  
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Welcomes Dr. Patel  
Boca Raton Regional Hospital recently announced the appointment of Pooja Patel, MD, to the Hospital's Marcus Neuroscience Institute and BocaCare physician network. Dr. Patel is a board-certified general neurologist who is fellowship-trained in clinical neurophysiology. She will assume the role as Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Institute. Dr. Patel's clinical specialties include epilepsy and headaches.
MCHS Recipient of Davies Award for IT Excellence 
Miami Children's Health System is the recipient of the 2017 Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, presented by Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a non-profit organization focused on better health through information technology. The Davies Award recognizes organizations that have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes and value. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the first hospital in Florida to receive the Davies Enterprise Award.