Telemedicine Effective in Delivering International Pediatric Care, Study Finds

telemedicineBy Gabriel Perna, First Posted on July 23, 2014

Telemedicine is effective in treating pediatric patients internationally, the results of a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) revealed.

Researchers at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh looked at more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America through telemedicine, They found that doctors in those countries were highly satisfied with Children’s service and believed telemedicine had improved patient outcomes.

Telemedicine at three hospitals in Colombia and one in Mexico from July 2011 to June 2013 were used for analysis. Children’s physicians provided 1,040 consultations for 476 patients, with a real-time intervention taking place in 23 percent of those encounters, including echocardiography, adjustment of pacemaker settings and pharmacologic therapy. In six percent of the teleconsultations, a different diagnosis was suggested based on the interpretation of cardiac or imaging studies.

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Interested in learning more about mhealth and telehealth? Join Bon Secours Medical Group and University of Kansas Medical Center on their “mHealth & Telehealth: Reducing Readmissions through Innovative Care Models” panel, taking place on December 10-11 2014 at the Health IT Summit in Houston.

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Live From the Denver iHT2 Summit: If the Healthcare Cloud Is One Thing, It’s Complicated

resourcehomeBy Mark Hagland, Posted on July 22, 2014

HT2 Denver Health IT Summit panelists agreed: the transition to the cloud will be a complex, long-term one in healthcare

When it comes to shifting towards cloud-based computing in healthcare, the landscape remains highly complicated along a number of dimensions—core infrastructure and technology, data security and privacy, process, and above all, people.  That much was clear, as the Health IT Summit in Denver kicked off on Tuesday, July 22

at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.  The Summit is being sponsored by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation, or iHT2 (since December 2013, iHT2 has been in partnership with Healthcare Informatics through its acquisition by the Vendome Group, LLC, the parent company of Healthcare Informatics). In an opening panel discussion entitled “The Healthcare Cloud: Is Your ePHI Ready?” Shadaab Kanwal, executive director, research & quality, at the Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente, led a discussion around the topic of the shift to cloud-based hosting of core capabilities and applications for hospitals, medical groups, and health systems nationwide.

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Interested in learning more about innovations in healthcare? Join Adventist Health, UC San Diego Health Sciences, UC San Diego Telemedicine Learning Center,  UC San Diego Telemedicine Learning Center and Telemedicine Clinical Programs on their “Innovations in Healthcare: Leveraging Telehealth and Mobile Solutions to Reduce Readmissions” panel, taking place on November 4-5 at the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills.

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Number of Hospitals Using CPOE Systems Grows, Survey Finds

By iHealthBemoneyandmedicine_full_merlat.com, First Posted on July 22, 2014

U.S. hospitals are increasingly adopting computerized physician order entry systems, according to a survey released Friday by the Leapfrog Group, FierceHealthcare reports (Sullivan, FierceHealthcare, 7/18).

Survey Details

The 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which was prepared by Castlight Health, queried 1,437 hospitals on several key areas of hospital quality and safety, including the use of CPOE for patient prescriptions.

In order for hospitals to meet Leapfrog’s standard of CPOE for the survey:

  • At least 75% of inpatient medication orders must be placed using a CPOE system; and
  • They must have tested the system to ensure physician alerts are functioning (Leapfrog Group survey, 7/18).

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Interested in learning more about transforming care delivery? Join Genesis Physicians Group, Unity Point Health Accountable Care and Trinity Regional Medical Center  on their Transforming Care Delivery with Innovative Encounter Models panel, taking place on September 16-17 2014 at the Health IT Summit in NYC.

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Are Your Doctors Using the Password “123456”? Betcha Some Are

passwordBy Mark Hagland, First Posted on July 20, 2014

Evenas healthcare IT leaders forge ahead to develop plans for exciting new initiatives like HIEs, ACOs, and others, kindergarten-level IT security issues remain

On one level, the information I’m about to share here will strike many Healthcare Informatics readers as amusing, even risible. After all, you are the people leading your patient care organizations forward into the digitally facilitated future of healthcare, helping to create the IT infrastructures to support  health information exchanges (HIEs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled-payment contracting, patient-centered medical homes, value-based purchasing, and population health. Your days are filled with meetings and conference calls focused on high-level strategic planning and execution—as they should be. And you’ve got whole cadres of highly trained professionals focused on privacy and security, end-user usability, network management, application management, and of course, electronic health record (EHR) and other core clinical-IT management.

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Interested in learning more about Integration and Collaboration? Join Seattle Children on their “Integration and Collaboration: A Vision for a Pediatric Health Information Network (PHIN)” panel, taking place on August 19-20 2014 at the Health IT Summit in Seattle.

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[PowerPoint] “Integrating Hands Free Communication Technology to Improve Quality, Efficiency, Safety and Satisfaction of Patients and Staff”

Presentation “Integrating Hands Free Communication Technology to Improve Quality, Efficiency, Safety and Satisfaction of Patients and Staff”

Francisco C. Dominicci, MS, MA, RN-BC, MAJ, AN
Chief Information Officer & Director Health IT
Colorado Springs Military Health System

iHT2 case studies and presentations illustrate challenges, successes and various factors in the outcomes of numerous types of health IT implementations. They are interactive and dynamic sessions providing opportunity for dialogue, debate and exchanging ideas and best practices. This session will be presented by a thought leader in the provider, payer or government space.

Insurers Work With Telehealth Companies To Improve Access to Care

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By iHealthBeat, First Posted on July 14, 2014

Health insurers, such as Aetna and WellPoint, are increasingly looking to cut costs by allowing millions of patients to participate in initial physician visits online, Bloomberg reports.

For example, WellPoint this month gave four million patients the option of having telehealth visits with physicians. Meanwhile, Aetna said it plans to increase access to online health care services to eight million people next year, up from three million who currently have such access.

In order to expand such programs, many insurers are partnering with companies such as American Well, MDLive and Teladoc, which offer online visits with physicians who can prescribe medications in some states.

Full Story 

Interested in learning more about exchanging  data? Join JFK Health System, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on their  “Exchanging Data in New Models of Care” panel, taking place on September 16-17 2014 at the Health IT Summit in New York City.

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Quality Improvement and IT Management: One Author’s Perspective

it-managementBy Mark Hagland, First Posted on July 18, 2014

Informaticist and author Trevor Strome shares his perspectives on the critical success factors involved in quality improvement/IT professional collaboration in patient care organizations

Trevor Strome is process improvement lead in the Emergency Program at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, a the University of Manitoba.

This spring, Strome published a new book, Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement, published by Wiley, and available on Amazon. He alsoblogs regularly on a variety of healthcare topics.

Strome is one of the conference chairs for the Health IT Summit in Seattle, to be held August 19-20 at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, and sponsored by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation, or iHT2. Since December 2013, iHT2 has been in partnership with Healthcare Informatics through HCI’s parent company, the Vendome Group LLC. Strome spoke recently with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland regarding the publication of his book, and his perspectives on healthcare IT, quality improvement, and executive management in patient care organizations. Below are excerpts from that interview.

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Interested in learning more about data security in the cloud? Join Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics and  UMC Health System on their ”Data Security in the Cloud: Leveraging Accessibility while Managing Risk” panel taking place on December 10-11 2014 at the Health IT Summit in Houston.

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Survey: 80% of Physicians Use EHRs, Many Favor VA’s System

By iHealthBeat, First Posted on July 17, 2014

surevyA majority of health care providers reported using an electronic health record system, with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA-CPRS system scoring the highest, according to a new MedscapesurveyEHR Intelligence reports (Bresnick, EHR Intelligence, 7/17).

Survey Details

More than 18,500 physicians across 25 specialties responded to the survey, including physicians who:

  • Practice independently and use their own EHR systems;
  • Practice independently and use a hospital EHR; and
  • Are part of a hospital or health system network and use that organization’s EHR.

For the survey, physicians rated their EHRs by several criteria, including:

  • Ease of use;
  • Clinical workflow functionalities;
  • Interoperability;
  • Overall satisfaction with the product; and
  • Vendor support.

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Interested in learning more about EMR Optimization? Join John Muir Health on their “EMR Optimization: Analyzing Patient Data to Derive Quality Improvement” panel, taking place on November 4-5 2014 at the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills.

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Epic Grilled by GOP Lawmaker in Regulatory Hearing over Interoperability

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By Gabriel Perna, First Posted July 14, 2014

Members from the Subcommittees on Communications and Technology charged health IT vendors, like Epic Systems, of using closed systems and failing to promote interoperability at a hearing this week.

For the hearing, members of the committee were examining how healthcare embraces technology and how health IT can be used to accelerate medical breakthrough cures. The hearings are a part of the 21st Century Cures project, being overseen by the Energy and Commerce Committee, that aims to bring patients, researchers, and doctors together to improve care and development new treatments.
At one point during the hearings, talk turned to interoperability. Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R-GA) along with Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) discussed the obstacles that are in standing in the way of achieving the promise of health IT in discovering breakthroughs in medicine. Specifically, they were concerned over the lack of integration between systems.
Interested in learning more about analytics? Join U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Adventist HealthCare and Federation of American Hosp
itals on their “Digging Deeper with Analytics” panel, taking place on Ocotber 7-8 2014 at the Health IT Summit in Washington DC.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Launches New “Leadership Alliance” To Help Patient Care Leaders Implement Innovations

patient careBy Mark Hagland, First Posted on 7/17/2014

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Launches New “Leadership Alliance” To Help Patient Care Leaders Implement Innovations

The Cambridge, Mass.-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) on July 17 announced a new initiative designed to help the leaders of patient care organizations to implement quality regimens within their organizations. “The IHI Leadership Alliance will focus on the dual challenge that all health care organizations currently face to deliver superior health care and high value within their individual systems today, while simultaneously innovating new models of tomorrow,” IHI’s leaders said in a press release.

“Health care leaders know they’re being asked to imagine and strategize beyond present realities,” said Alide Chase, IHI Faculty for the Alliance, “but how, precisely to do that, isn’t always clear.” The former Sr. Vice President, Quality and Service Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals added:  “Leaders have told us they welcome the formation of an effort that can harness the collective wisdom and energy of the industry. This type of collaboration, more than going at it alone, is likely to yield far better solutions and help organizations prepare for a future that’s as much about creating health as it is about delivering high quality health care.”

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Interested in learning more about exchanging data? Join JFK Health System, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on their  “Exchanging Data in New Models of Care” panel taking place on September 16-17 2014 at the Health IT Summit in NYC.

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[PDF] E-Prescribing Trends in the United States

This brief focuses on changes in rates of physician e-prescribing, pharmacy capability to accept e-prescriptions, and the volumes of e-prescriptions between 2008 and 2014.

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[PowerPoint] Keynote Presentation “Making Health Addictive” – Joseph Kvedar, MD, Director, Center for Connected Health

Joseph Kvedar, MD
Director
Center for Connected Health

Learning Objectives:

∙ Understand the key attributes of mobile health that make it a game changer
∙ Learn 3 strategies and 3 tactics to improve patient engagement through health messaging
∙ Hear real-world examples of successful implementations of these strategies and tactics

Interview with Ed Bostick, Executive Director, Colorado Telehealth Network

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Get accustomed to constant disruption in culture, workflow, financing and technology. The speed of discovery and adoption is exponential. Ride the wave.

The Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN) is a valued partner of the Institute’s upcoming Health IT Summit in Denver, taking place, July 22-23, 2014. Executive Director, Ed Bostick shares insight into his role at CTN.

Institute: Can you please give us a brief overview of the Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN) and your role as Executive Director?

Bostick: The Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN) works as a Telehealth Resource Center providing guidance and advocacy for the expansion of the dedicated private healthcare broadband infrastructure for a wide variety of stakeholders (hospitals, behavioral health clinics, federally qualified health clinics, safety net clinics and state agencies) throughout Colorado. Additionally, CTN monitors policy for nation-wide and state broadband issues, telehealth clinical and business services, and evaluates and recommends health care delivery platforms such as the Colorado Imaging Exchange and a comprehensive telehealth web-based platform (name TBD)  that provides a suite of services to integrate business, office work flow, and clinical delivery for practice transformation through telehealth technology adoption and diffusion. My role as Executive Director is to chart to the vision and execute the strategic plan for the TRC and support the CTN Team to get results (High-value ROI) for our constituents in Colorado and partners in the US.

Institute: What are some ways that mobile technology and telemedicine might be converging?

Bostick: Examples are abundant. As with early adopters and innovators for any technology, there is a predictable cycle (not necessarily a critical path) of need/market vacuum, invention, standard-setting, adaptation/disruption, financing, adoption, shake out, merger and acquisition, product rollout, scaling, and evaluation. Look at how EHR integration has progressed over the years. If the platform is not interoperable and scalable it is not going to have the financial backing to achieve a critical mass for adoption and likely will be absorbed or discarded into the more dominant platforms that have proven their functionality through ease of interoperability.

Institute: What patient populations benefit the most from the convergence of telehealth, telemedicine, and mHealth?

Bostick: In this example: technology, innovation, discovery, adaptation and scaling raises all boats…Patients, taxpayers, health plans, clinicians, residents, rural/urban communities benefit and prosper from efficiencies in the continuum of health care delivery through technology convergence.

Institute: Can you share a piece of advice to your fellow leaders in healthcare?

Bostick: Get accustomed to constant disruption in culture, workflow, financing and technology. The speed of discovery and adoption is exponential. Ride the wave.

About  iHT² 

Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT²) is the leading organization promoting the collection of private sector executives and public growth and effective use of technology in the health sector. Through the joint efforts of the Institute provides programs that stimulate innovation, education and a critical understanding of how to improve the technological applications, solutions and equipment quality, safety and efficacy of health care. The Institute is working in partnership withHealthcare Informatics and was acquired by the Vendome Group, LLC, Healthcare Informatics’ parent company, in December 2013. Vendome produces high-quality information for professionals in the healthcare industry and serves their needs through online, print, mobile, webinars and face-to-face engagement.  For more information, visit www.ihealthtran.com.

Interview with Ron Kubit, President, Colorado Healthcare Strategy & Management (CHSM)

CHSM is a valued partner of the Institute’s upcoming Health IT Summit in Denver, taking place, July 22-23, 2014. Kubit shares insight into his role at CHSM.

Institute: Can you please start by giving us a brief overview of Colorado Healthcare Strategy & Management (CHSM) and your current role?

Kubit: Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management was created in 1998.  Prior to that we were known as Colorado Health Services Marketing under the Colorado Chapter of the American Marketing Association … few people know that.  We have been around for a while and our focus has always been Healthcare.  We are a professional organization that is focused on promoting a greater understanding and an exchange of ideas relative to the trends, strategies, and management of the healthcare industry in Colorado.   We host a monthly breakfast with unique speakers at the DoubleTree Hotel on the second Friday of the month starting in September, though this year our September event will be a social event at the Denver Botanic Gardens in the evening of the 11th.

My role is the president of organization, in where I get to work with a great group of board members putting together great programs for our members.

Institute: CHSM continues to be the state’s only non-profit association serving all aspects of healthcare. What makes your association unique?

Kubit: We are unique because of the people who are involved … we have senior healthcare leaders as our members, we have passionate sponsors who support us and a great team that puts together an insightful programs month after month … that create thought provoking discussions that are impacting us all in healthcare.

Institute: How do you see the relationship between payers and providers transforming in the next 5 year?

Kubit: The relationship between the payers and providers are changing … currently you have the fee for service model moving to fee for value model.   At this time, there isn’t real financial risk to change, though the landscape is changing.   Both parties win when they collaborate, as they can take out cost on both sides of the equation … and that can be done today.  For it to be effective, you need collaboration amongst the payers and providers, which require transparency, connectivity and the focus on the patient.   Similar to the Kaiser model.

Institute: Can you share a piece of advice with your fellow leaders in healthcare?

Kubit: I’m sure they can offer me advice … I’m on a nonprofit board in where our mantra is “What’s within you, is stronger than what’s in your way”  So for us …  be the change that you wish to see in healthcare.

About  iHT² 

Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT²) is the leading organization promoting the collection of private sector executives and public growth and effective use of technology in the health sector. Through the joint efforts of the Institute provides programs that stimulate innovation, education and a critical understanding of how to improve the technological applications, solutions and equipment quality, safety and efficacy of health care. The Institute is working in partnership withHealthcare Informatics and was acquired by the Vendome Group, LLC, Healthcare Informatics’ parent company, in December 2013. Vendome produces high-quality information for professionals in the healthcare industry and serves their needs through online, print, mobile, webinars and face-to-face engagement.  For more information, visit www.ihealthtran.com.

2014 Most Wired Hospitals

Hospital & Health Networks, July 9, 2014

This year’s Most Wired hospitals are moving deeper into data analytics and population health management. It’s a steep climb.

To understand what it means to be a Most Wired hospital, head about 40 miles east of Indianapolis to Rushville, Ind., and pop into Rush Memorial Hospital. Full Story

Abington Health | Abington, Pa.

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Adventist Health | Roseville, Calif.
Adventist Health System | Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Advocate Health Care | Downers Grove, Ill.
Akron (Ohio) Children’s
Akron (Ohio) General Health System
Albany Medical Center | Albany, N.Y.
Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center | Saginaw, Mich.
Alice Hyde Medical Center | Malone, N.Y.
Altru Health System | Grand Forks, N.D.
AnMed Health | Anderson, S.C.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Anne Arundel Medical Center | Annapolis, Md.
Atlantic Health System | Morristown, N.J.
Aurora Health Care | Milwaukee
Avera Health | Sioux Falls, S.D.
Banner Health | Phoenix
Baptist Health South Florida | Coral Gables, Fla.
Battle Creek VA Medical Center | Battle Creek, Mich.
Baystate Health Inc. | Springfield, Mass.
Beaufort Memorial Hospital | Beaufort, S.C.
Beaumont Health System | Royal Oak, Mich.
Berkshire Health Systems Inc. | Pittsfield, Mass.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Boston
Bon Secours Health System | Marriottsville, Md.
Bon Secours St Francis Health System | Greenville, S.C.
Bon Secours Virginia Health System | Richmond
Boston Children’s Hospital
Bristol (Conn.) Hospital
Bronson Battle Creek (Mich.)
Cadence Health | Winfield, Ill.
Calvert Memorial Hospital | Prince Frederick, Md.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America | Schaumburg, Ill.
Cape Coral (Fla.) Hospital
Carilion Clinic | Roanoke, Va.
Carle | Urbana, Ill.
Carle Hoopeston (Ill.) Regional Health Center
Carolinas HealthCare System | Charlotte, N.C.
Carson City (Mich.) Hospital
Catholic Health Partners | Cincinnati
Catholic Health Services of Long Island | Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Cedars-Sinai Health System | Los Angeles
Centra Health | Lynchburg, Va.
Central Maine Medical Center | Lewiston, Maine
CentraState Healthcare System | Freehold, N.J.
Chadron (Neb.) Community Hospital and Health Services
Cheyenne (Wyo.) Regional Medical Center
Children’s Hospital and Medical Center | Omaha, Neb.
Children’s Hospital Colorado | Aurora
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Children’s Mercy Hospital | Kansas City, Mo.
Christ Hospital | Cincinnati
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Citizens Memorial Hospital | Bolivar, Mo.
Columbia Memorial Hospital | Astoria, Ore.
Community Health Network | Indianapolis
Community Mercy Health Partners | Springfield, Ohio
Concord (N.H.) Hospital
Cook Children’s Health Care System | Fort Worth, Texas
Coulee Medical Center | Grand Coulee, Wash.
Covenant Health | Knoxville, Tenn.
CoxHealth | Springfield, Mo.
Crawford Memorial Hospital | Robinson, Ill.
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center | Rochester, Mich.
Crozer-Keystone Health System | Springfield, Pa.
Danbury (Conn.) Hospital
Deaconess Health System | Evansville, Ind.
Denver Health and Hospital Authority | Denver
Detroit Medical Center | Detroit
Dignity Health | San Francisco
Doctors Hospital | Columbus, Ohio
Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital
Dublin (Ohio) Methodist Hospital
Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital | Metairie, La. |
Eastern Maine Medical Center | Bangor, Maine
Edward Hospital & Health Services | Naperville, Ill.
Eisenhower Medical Center | Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Elliot Health System | Manchester, N.H.
Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial HealthCare
Emory Healthcare | Atlanta
Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center
Exeter (N.H) Health Resources
Fairview Health Services | Minneapolis
Faith Regional Health Services | Norfolk, Neb.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas | Pinehurst, N.C.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center | Norwalk, Ohio
Flagler Hospital | St. Augustine, Fla.
Fletcher Allen Health Care | Burlington, Vt.
Florida Hospital | Orlando
Forest Hills (N.Y.) Hospital
Fort HealthCare | Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Fort Madison (Iowa) Community Hospital
Franklin Hospital | Valley Stream, N.Y.
Franklin Memorial Hospital | Farmington, Maine
Frederick Memorial Hospital | Frederick, Md.
Geisinger Health System | Danville, Pa.
Genesis Health System | Davenport, Iowa
Grady Health System | Atlanta
Grady Memorial Hospital | Delaware, Ohio
Grand View Hospital | Sellersville, Pa.
Gritman Medical Center | Moscow, Idaho
Gulf Coast Medical Center | Fort Myers, Fla.
Gundersen Health | La Crosse, Wis.
Guthrie Clinic | Sayre, Pa.
Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center
Hallmark Health System | Melrose, Mass.
Hammond Henry Hospital | Geneseo, Ill.
Harris Health System | Houston
Hartford (Conn.) Hospital
HealthAlliance | Leominster, Mass.
HealthPartners | Bloomington, Minn.
Heartland Regional Medical Center | Saint Joseph, Mo.
Henry County Health Center | Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Henry Ford Health System | Detroit
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital | Valencia, Calif.
Heritage Valley Health System | Beaver, Pa.
Holy Family Memorial | Manitowoc, Wis.
Holy Redeemer Health System | Meadowbrook, Pa.
Holy Spirit Health System | Camp Hill, Pa.
Hospital Corporation of America | Nashville, Tenn.
Hospital of Central Connecticut | New Britain, Conn.
Houston Methodist
Humility of Mary Health Partners | Youngstown, Ohio
Hunterdon Healthcare System | Flemington, N.J.
IASIS Healthcare | Franklin, Tenn.
Indiana University Health Blackford Community Hospital | Hartford City, Ind.
Ingalls Memorial Hospital | Harvey, Ill.
Inova Health System | Falls Church, Va.
Inspira Health Network | Bridgeton, N.J.
Intermountain Healthcare | West Valley City, Utah
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center | Detroit
Jupiter (Fla.) Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente | Oakland, Calif.
Kaleida Health | Buffalo, N.Y.
Kalkaska (Mich.) Memorial Health Center
King’s Daughters Medical Center | Ashland, Ky.
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Kishwaukee Hospital | DeKalb, Ill.
Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center | Hallock, Minn.
Lafayette (La.) General Medical Center
Lafayette (La.) General Surgical Hospital
Lake Chelan Community Hospital | Chelan, Wash.
Lancaster (Pa.) General Health
Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital
Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital
Lee Memorial Hospital / HealthPark Medical Center | Fort Myers, Fla.
Lehigh Valley Health Network | Allentown, Pa.
Lincoln Hospital & North Basin Medical Clinics | Davenport, Wash.
Loma Linda University Medical Center–Murrieta (Calif.)
Long Island Jewish Medical Center | New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital
Loyola University Medical Center | Maywood, Ill.
Madigan Army Medical Center | Tacoma, Wash.
Mahnomen (Minn.) Health Center
Maimonides Medical Center | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Main Line Health | Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Maine Medical Center | Portland, Maine
Maria Parham Medical Center | Henderson, N.C.
Martha Jefferson Hospital | Charlottesville, Va.
Martin Health System | Stuart, Fla.
Mary Greeley Medical Center | Ames, Iowa
Mason General Hospital | Shelton, Wash.
Massena (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital
Mayo Clinic Hospital | Jacksonville, Fla.
Mayo Clinic Hospital | Phoenix
Mayo Clinic Hospital | Rochester, Minn.
MedCentral Mansfield (Ohio) Hospital
MedCentral Shelby (Ohio) Hospital
MedStar Health | Columbia, Md.
Memorial Healthcare | Owosso, Mich.
Memorial Healthcare System | Hollywood, Fla.
Memorial Hermann | Houston
Memorial Hospital of Union County | Marysville, Ohio
Memorial Medical Center | Springfield, Ill.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | New York City
Mercy | Toledo, Ohio
Mercy Health | Chesterfield, Mo.
Mercy Hospital Grayling (Mich.)
Mercy Medical Center | Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Meridian Health | Neptune City, N.J.
Meriter Hospital | Madison, Wis.
Methodist Health System | Dallas
Metro Health | Wyoming, Mich.
Metrohealth Systems | Cleveland
Miami Children’s Hospital
Middlesex Hospital | Middletown, Conn.
MidState Medical Center | Meriden, Conn.
Mid-Valley Hospital | Omak, Wash.
Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital | Weston, Wis.
Mission Hospital | Asheville, N.C.
Montefiore | Bronx, N. Y.
Mount Sinai Medical Center | Miami Beach, Fla.
Mountain States Health Alliance | Johnson City, Tenn.
MultiCare Health System | Tacoma, Wash.
Munroe Regional Medical Center | Ocala, Fla.
Munson Medical Center | Traverse City, Mich.
MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston
NCH Healthcare System | Naples, Fla.
Nemaha County Hospital | Auburn, Neb.
Nemours Hospitals | Wilmington, Del.
New London (N.H.) Hospital
Newport (Wash.) Hospital and Health Services
North Cypress (Texas) Medical Center
North Mississippi Health Services | Tupelo
North Shore University Hospital | Manhasset, N.Y.
Northeast Georgia Health System | Gainesville
NorthShore University HealthSystem | Evanston, Ill.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Chicago
Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital
Oakwood Healthcare | Dearborn, Mich.
Ochsner Health System | New Orleans
Odessa (Wash.) Memorial Healthcare Center
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Columbus
Oklahoma Heart Hospital | Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Heart Hospital South | Oklahoma City
Opelousas (La.) General Health System
Orlando (Fla.) Health
Osceola (Wis.) Medical Center
OSF Healthcare System | Peoria, Ill.
Othello (Wash.) Community Hospital
Otsego Memorial Hospital | Gaylord, Mich.
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital | Ashland, Ky.
Palmetto Health | Columbia, S.C.
Park Nicollet Health Services | St. Louis Park, Minn.
Parkland Health & Hospital System | Dallas
Parkview Health | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital | Frankfort, Mich.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center | Salisbury, Md.
Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital | West Chester, Pa.
Perham (Minn.) Health
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Piedmont Fayette (Ga.) Hospital
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital | Jasper, Ga.
Piedmont Newnan (Ga.) Hospital
PIH Health | Whittier, Calif.
PinnacleHealth | Harrisburg, Pa.
Plainview (N.Y.) Hospital
Presbyterian Healthcare Services | Albuquerque, N.M.
Pullman (Wash.) Regional Hospital
Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego
Reading Health Systems | West Reading, Pa.
Reid Hospital & Health Care Services | Richmond, Ind.
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center | Indianapolis
Riverside Health System | Newport News, Va.
RiverView Health | Crookston, Minn.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital | New Brunswick, N.J.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset | Somerville, N.J.
Rochelle (Ill.) Community Hospital
Rockford (Ill.) Health System
Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital
Rush University Medical Center | Chicago

Saint Barnabas Medical Center | Livingston, N.J.
Saint Francis Care | Hartford, Conn.
Saint Luke’s Health System | Kansas City, Mo.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital | New Brunswick, N.J.
Saint Vincent Hospital | Erie, Pa.
Saint Vincent Hospital | Worcester, Mass.
Salina (Kan.) Regional Health Center
Samaritan Healthcare | Moses Lake, Wash.
Samaritan Regional Health System | Ashland, Ohio
San Antonio Military Medical Center (Brooke Army Medical Center) |
 Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Sanford Aberdeen (S.D.) Medical Center
Sanford Bagley (Minn.) Medical Center
Sanford Bemidji (Minn.) Medical Center
Sanford Canby (Minn.) Medical Center
Sanford Canton (S.D.)-Inwood Medical Center
Sanford Chamberlain (S.D.) Medical Center
Sanford Clear Lake (S.D.) Medical Center
Sanford Health–Fargo (N.D.)
Sanford Jackson (Minn.) Medical Center
Sanford Luverne (Minn.) Medical Center
Sanford Rock Rapids (Iowa) Medical Center
Sanford Sheldon (Iowa) Medical Center
Sanford Thief River Falls (Minn.) Medical Center
Sanford Tracy (Minn.) Medical Center
Sanford University of South Dakota Medical Center | Sioux Falls
Sanford Vermillion (S.D.) Medical Center
Sanford Webster (S.D.) Medical Center
Sanford Westbrook (Minn.) Medical Center
Sanford Worthington (Minn.) Medical Center
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center | Mattoon, Ill.
SCL Health System | Denver
Sebasticook Valley Hospital | Pittsfield, Maine
Sentara Healthcare | Norfolk, Va.
Sharp HealthCare | San Diego
South Shore Hospital | Weymouth, Mass.
Sparrow Health System | Lansing, Mich.| 657 beds
Spooner (Wis.) Health System | 25 beds
SSM Health Care | St. Louis, Mo.| 3,013
St. Charles Healthcare System | Bend, Ore.
St. Clair Hospital | Pittsburgh
St. Dominic–Jackson (Miss.) Memorial Hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital | Enumclaw, Wash.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland | Pontiac, Mich.
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center | Mishawaka, Ind.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center | Syracuse, N.Y.
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center | Paterson, N.J.
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital | Newburgh, N.Y.
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute | Spokane, Wash.
St. Luke’s University Health Network | Bethlehem, Pa.
St. Martin Hospital | Breaux Bridge, La.
St. Vincent’s Birmingham (Ala.)
St. Vincent’s Blount | Oneonta, Ala.
St. Vincent’s East | Birmingham, Ala.
St. Vincent’s St. Clair | Pell City, Ala.
Stanford (Calif.) Hospital and Clinics
Staten Island (N.Y.) University Hospitals
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center
Stony Brook (N.Y.) Hospital
Summa Health System | Akron, Ohio
Sunnyside (Wash.) Community Hospital
Susquehanna Health | Williamsport, Pa.
SwedishAmerican Health System | Rockford, Ill.
Syosset (N.Y.) Hospital
Syringa Hospital & Clinics | Grangeville, Idaho
Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital | Houston
Texas Health Resources | Arlington
ThedaCare | Appleton, Wis.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals | Philadelphia
TMC Healthcare | Tucson, Ariz.
TriHealth | Cincinnati
Trinitas Regional Medical Center | Elizabeth, N.J.
Tri-State Memorial Hospital | Clarkston, Wash.
Truman Medical Centers | Kansas City, Mo.
UAB Health System | Birmingham, Ala.
UCI Medical Center | Orange, Calif.
UCLA Health | Los Angeles
UF Health | Gainesville, Fla.
UF Health Shands Hospital | Gainesville, Fla.
Union Hospital | Terre Haute, Ind.
Union Hospital Clinton (Ind.)
UnityPoint Health | West Des Moines, Iowa

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