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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SummaCare, University Hospitals forge Medicare collaboration

AKRON – Building on a relationship that has been in place since 2007, SummaCare and University Hospitals (UH) today announced a new collaborative agreement to co-brand existing SummaCare Medicare products in markets where UH facilities are located. Known as University Hospitals Medicare Advantage from SummaCare, the collaborative agreement highlights the trusted reputations of SummaCare’s 22-year-old Medicare Advantage plans and UH’s comprehensive network of high-quality providers.
The collaborative agreement was designed to encourage the health plan, hospitals and doctors to provide coordinated, holistic care, rather than traditional, fee-for-service health care. This approach leads to improved health outcomes for patients and members. As part of the agreement, UH will provide dedicated care managers and coordination services, in collaboration with SummaCare, to assist members with utilizing benefits and taking advantage of opportunities to lead healthier lives.
“This is a vital collaboration that will prove beneficial to both organizations, and most importantly, to our Medicare Advantage members,” said Anne Armao, SummaCare vice president, Marketing and Consumer Engagement. “We expect our members to achieve improved quality of care, better health outcomes and an overall outstanding patient experience.”

Monday, September 11, 2017

University Hospitals launches single sign on technology for clinicians

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals (UH) clinicians are the first in Northeast Ohio to have access to the Community Health Record through CliniSync’s single sign on technology, making access to critical information from other health care facilities more efficient and timely than ever before.
“A more complete picture of a person’s health allows our providers to create comprehensive plans that deliver safe, quality, effective care to our patients,” says Jeffrey Sunshine, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Information Officer, University Hospitals. “This new feature of UHCare’s electronic medical record is the big picture of our patient’s health across Ohio, instead of relying on paperwork or memory.”
Accessible directly through the UHCare Ambulatory electronic medical record, CliniSync connects UH providers to patient care information from more than 155 participating hospitals and nearly 5,000 clinicians throughout Ohio. One example of how providers plan to leverage the system is to track patient’s health when they are away at college. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

University Hospitals announces plan to expand Otis Moss Jr. Health Center

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals (UH) plans to expand and enhance UH Otis Moss Jr. Health Center, in partnership with Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and Olivet Community Development Corporation. The announcement will be made by Thomas F. Zenty lll, CEO, UH; Pastor Emeritus Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr.; and Reverend Dr. Jawanza Colvin on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church (8712 Quincy Avenue).

This urban health initiative, under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, ‎Edgar B. Jackson Jr., MD, Chair for Clinical Excellence and Diversity at UH Cleveland Medical Center, will dramatically transform UH Otis Moss Jr. Health Center by offering expanded clinical, educational and research activities.

“More than twenty years ago University Hospitals and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church joined forces to bring quality, outpatient care to Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood and surrounding communities in a revolutionary model that has been replicated all over the country,” says Mr. Zenty. “I am proud to join Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Reverend Dr. Jawanza Colvin and the congregation as together we announce intent to dramatically enhance our community investment and health care needs for families.” 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

CWRU & University Hospitals Physician-Researcher Martha Sajatovic, MD, receives international brain health grant, joins team in new diabetes research project

CLEVELAND – Martha Sajatovic, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research and Director of the Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Research Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, is the recent recipient of two major research grants.

As principal investigator (PI), Sajatovic will lead a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center for Health grant in Tanzania with colleagues at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Services to reduce the burden of chronic psychotic disorders using a customized adherence enhancement program combined with injectable, long-acting antipsychotic medication. The combined treatment approach was developed by Sajatovic’s team in Cleveland. Cleveland collaborators include Jennifer Levin, PhD, of UH and CWRU, and Carol Blixen, PhD, RN of CWRU. This grant is funded to CWRU for two years in the amount of $275,000.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ninth annual Northeast Ohio Parkinson’s Boot Camp

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals teaches Parkinson’s research, the benefits of exercise, medical and surgical therapies and more at its Ninth Annual Parkinson’s Boot Camp Sept. 9, 2017 at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street in Akron.
Parkinson's disease is defined as a disorder of the brain characterized by shaking (tremor) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.
The Boot Camp is a free program that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration and breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Boot Camp offers exercise techniques, mind and body wellness practices and invigorating skills that helps people with Parkinson’s to better manage their disease. The Boot Camp will also offer a special session for care partners and family members.

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