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[Star Tribune, March 04, 2019]   Faster identification and treatment of sepsis by Allina Health hospitals in Minnesota has reduced deaths from the infection-related condition. Doctors and nurses at Allina started re-examining how they treat sepsis in 2014, after being dismayed at the number of deaths and learning that the condition was three times more lethal than strokes and heart attacks.
March 04, 2019
[Health Data Management, February 13, 2019]   Allina Health developed a data-driven approach for early identification of sepsis, and the initiative also has reduced variations in sepsis care. Read more.
February 13, 2019
[Forbes, February 07, 2019]   Health Catalyst, a data analytics provider to hospitals, has raised $100 million in debt and equity financing, tipping the Salt Lake City startup’s valuation to more than $1 billion, the company announced. Hospitals use Health Catalyst’s software to link the data that they already have housed in a number of siloed databases, like the ones used to track insurance claims, patient satisfaction and, of course, the electronic health record.
February 07, 2019
[Twin Cities Business Magazine, January 01, 0001]   In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership.
September 05, 2017
[Healthcare Informatics, January 01, 0001]   What does it look like to leverage data and IT at a very deep level and help to rework core clinical processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs? The leaders at Allina Health know, because they’re doing it.
January 25, 2017
[Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, January 01, 0001]   With the growing number of devices used in hospitals, healthcare technology management professionals and nurses are working more closely together to provide patients with the best possible care. HTM professionals ensure the availability of functional, properly configured equipment, and nurses rely on this technology to provide quality care to patients.
August 22, 2016
[WCCO Radio, August 01, 2016]   As of August 1, 2016, Minnesota doctors can now certify patients to get medical marijuana for "intractable pain." Allina Health 's director of Care Improvement, Dr. Steve Bergeson talked with WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman about why not all medical professionals think that's a good thing — at least not yet.
August 01, 2016
[Star Tribune, January 01, 0001]   Allina Health is merging under one license two acute care hospitals in Anoka County, as the Minneapolis-based system tries to eliminate duplicate services at the nearby medical centers. Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and Unity Hospital in Fridley will continue distinct operations, but the smaller medical center in Fridley next year will take the name “Mercy Hospital — Unity Campus.” Read more at startribune.com .
May 10, 2016
[Healthcare Informatics, April 26, 2016]   As an organization participating in the federal Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) program, Allina Health , based in Minneapolis, has a natural incentive to improve clinical performance. Even so, the decision on the part of senior leaders at the 13-hospital, 90-clinic, 26,000-employee Allina to commit to achieving exceptional outcomes—senior executives strove to be in the top decile of performance on every meaningful, measurable quality metric—was ambitious enough to give the project a semifinalist award in this year’s Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program.
April 26, 2016
[HealthLeaders Magazine, January 01, 0001]   When , the $3.7 billion health system headquartered in Minneapolis, signed a $100 million deal with Health Catalyst at the start of this year, the terms of the deal were unusual, to say the least. As part of the agreement, Health Catalyst—a Salt Lake City–based health IT vendor founded by former Intermountain Healthcare leaders that provides data warehousing, analytics, and outcomes improvement—took dozens of Allina employees onto its payroll, and Allina received a tantalizing potential upside.
January 01, 2016