CommonSpirit Health

Jefferson Health, CommonSpirit Health CEOs to retire

CommonSpirit Health CEO Lloyd Dean is retiring next summer, while Jefferson Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko will step down at the end of the year. The longtime leaders have led their respective systems through several highs and lows, including the turbulent first 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Virtual care is here to stay, but providers need to make the experience more seamless

At a recent panel discussion, healthcare executives agreed that telehealth will remain an important part of care delivery post-pandemic, so now is the time for providers to figure out how best to incorporate these services alongside in-person care. Actionable data will prove to be a key resource for providers as they tweak their strategies.

MedCity Pivot Podcast: A startup co-founder on the urgent changes needed in women’s healthcare

The siloed approach to women’s healthcare is one of the main reasons the U.S. is unable to improve its record in this arena, according to Carolyn Witte, co-founder of startup Tia. In our latest episode, she discusses how her company is trying to solve this issue while also working to close the gaps that deepen …

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How CommonSpirit Reduced Medicare Spending by $136M

CommonSpirit Health carved out $136 million in savings to Medicare for 2020, while also improving overall outcomes for hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries, the company recently announced. CommonSpirit Health is a participant in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), which began back in 2012 after being designed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …

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How payers, providers are tackling homelessness & extending care access

Homelessness, a key social determinant of health, is on the rise, prompting action from payers and providers. Though their efforts are varied, ranging from subsidizing housing to making it easier for those living in encampments or temporary housing to access care, they have a common goal.

Where 5 CIOs see IT innovation heading as pandemic winds down  

The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the healthcare industry in a myriad of ways — including the focus of IT innovation. Healthcare CIOs are seeing IT innovation priorities shift to arenas like at-home care, data science and supply chain.

To help tackle healthcare worker burnout, start talking about it

Healthcare staff are working through immense loss, grief and uncertainty to provide care during the Covid-19 pandemic. As organizations think about how to support their staff, speakers at a MedCity INVEST panel said they must first talk about it openly and provide a safe space for workers to discuss their feelings.

14 major health systems launch data insights company

In an unusual move, 14 major providers — including Trinity Health, CommonSpirit Health and Tenet — have come together to launch a data analytics company. Insights derived from the company’s platform will be available to providers, biopharma companies and scientific researchers working to advance patient care.

Disrupt Podcast #39: Trisha Crissman of CommonSpirit Health at Home

The 39th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Formerly CHI Health at Home, CommonSpirit Health at Home is a Milford, Ohio-based health care organization that provides home care, home infusion, home respiratory care, hospice and medical transportation services. As with most home health providers, COVID-19 has become the “new normal” for CommonSpirit. Throughout …

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Startups focused on chronic conditions and value-based care: Video from MedCity INVEST Digital Health

Finalists in the Pitch Perfect contest track, chronic disease management and value-based care, span virtual care for patients with neurological disorders and family caregivers, digital therapeutics for adolescent mental health, and personalized nutrition coaching to address chronic disease risk.