Archives for September 2019

[KDWA-AM, September 16, 2019]   For the 2019-2020 school year, Allina Health’s Change to Chill (CTC) School Partnership has expanded to include16 new area high schools, in addition to providing continued support to schools that participated in the Partnership last year. “Allina Health, through its CTC program, is helping teens manage stress, improve their mental well-being and build resiliency,” Susan Nygaard, Allina Health’s Manager of Community Health Improvement told KDWA Radio in Hastings.
September 16, 2019
[Modern Healthcare, September 14, 2019]   A growing focus on patient-centered care—sometimes being called person centered care—at health systems is putting a spotlight on access, experience and the possibility of “hospital at home.” Health systems are broadening their definition of patient-centered care, sometimes extending the concept beyond clinical care by replacing the term “patient” with a seemingly more holistic “consumer” or “person.” There’s also a growing contingent of health systems transitioning to the phrase “person.” Froedtert Health in Milwaukee tends to use the phrase “person-centered care,” while Allina Health in Minneapolis has opted for the phrasing “whole-person care.” “We’re not just treating the condition of the patient that happens to be in front of us,” said Michael Callero, Allina’s vice president of consumer insights, highlighting initiatives related to social determinants of health. Allina established Callero’s role less than a year ago to help the system better “understand the people that we deliver care to,” he said.
September 14, 2019
[KSTP TV, September 13, 2019]   A real-time prescription pricing tool embedded in patients' electronic health record is showing patients right in the doctor's office how much they will pay for a prescription based on their specific insurance coverage and their pharmacy. 600 Allina Health family doctors are currently using the tool, like Gary Konkol .
September 13, 2019
[KMSP Fox 9. September 11, January 01, 0001]   Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his administration is looking into banning most flavored e-cigs, which could have a massive impact on the multibillion dollar industry. The push comes in light of the lung injury cases nationwide, many which have impacted teens.
September 11, 2019
[WDIO TV, September 07, 2019]   Orange overtook the skies above the Old Vermilion Trail Hunting Preserve in Duluth Saturday for the 21st Annual Courage Kenny's 'Shoot for Fun' event. Over 450 avid hunting and sporting clay enthusiasts from across the region participated in the fun.
September 07, 2019
[KMSP Fox 9, September 06, 2019]   After a fifth death has been linked to vaping, the CDC is now urging people to avoid using e-cigarettes amid the outbreak. Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic medical director and pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm talked with Fox 9 about the outbreak, the CDC warnings and what's causing these deaths.
September 06, 2019
[RevCycleIntelligence, September 06, 2019]   Healthcare CFOs need to be strategic partners, not just financial gatekeepers, for their organizations to succeed under value-based care and other new ways of doing business. “Value-based care is the right thing to be doing from all perspectives.
September 06, 2019
[Star Tribune, September 06, 2019]   Three tricuspid regurgitation (TR) patients at Minneapolis' Abbott Northwestern Hospital quietly jumped to the forefront of a wave of cardiology innovation represented by a class of new "structural heart" devices that optimize blood flow using foldable memory metals and tendril-like catheters thin enough to fit inside blood vessels. "I had a lot of pain and a lot of shortness of breath.
September 05, 2019