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Hospitals become inaugural members of trauma system

By Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman Trauma centers in Kentucky, including the Level I trauma centers at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital and Kentucky Children’s Hospital, will be recognized as part of the inaugural group of hospitals designated as members of the newly formed Kentucky Trauma Care System. In all, 10 hospitals were recognized as part of

Doing more, together

UofL and UMC team up with KentuckyOne Health. By Chelsea Nichols Thanks to shared missions and aligned visions, the University of Louisville (UofL) and University Medical Center (UMC) have teamed up with KentuckyOne Health. This brings together University Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center with KentuckyOne Health, of which Flaget Memorial Hospital is

The power of collaboration

Working together to deliver exceptional, patient-centered care. By William A. Fera, MD We are entering a new horizon in healthcare. The delivery system is transforming rapidly from siloed, provider-centered, volume-driven care to integrated, patient-centered, outcome-driven care. In the years to come, the key to achieving high performance and patient-centered goals will be the ability for

Predictive analytics

Unique form of statistics uncovers vital data to advance the future of healthcare. By Dave Dimas, PhD Ever wonder how Facebook knows who you should add to your “Friend” list or how Amazon delivers well-timed buying suggestions? These are some of the intriguing applications that involve the use of predictive analytics. This unique form of statistics

Lean management principals

How to eliminate waste in just about every operational process in your practice. By Steve Schulz As medical practices look ahead to 2013 for ways to control costs and improve operational efficiency, it is time to look at a couple of options.  One might be considered non-traditional but can yield interesting results, lean management.  And