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[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
[Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, January 01, 0001]   For anyone who has intersected with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health , the nation’s largest hospital-based integrative medicine center, and wondered if it was started by a guy with the last name of Penny and another guy with the last name of George: Nope. Penny George is one real, living person—and one who has helped change health care in our time.
December 28, 2015
[Oncology Nurse Advisor, January 01, 0001]   Most patients with invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) breast cancer could be treated with hormones alone and not with chemotherapy, according to a study published in Clinical Breast Cancer (2015; doi:10.1016/j.clbc.2015.08.001). This study analyzed the use of the Oncotype DX gene expression test to predict recurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma.
November 10, 2015
[Today's Hospitalist, January 01, 0001]   Abbott Northwestern Hospital Hospitalist Craig Bowron , MD, is well aware of the storied tradition of physicians who are also writers; his Twitter handle, after all, is #billcarlosbills. But readers of Dr. Bowron's Huffington Post blog or his health care articles on Slate and in the Washington Post might liken him more to Dave Barry than to Atul Gawande, MD.
September 16, 2014
[Healthcare Informatics, August 20, 2012]   The Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program reaped a cornucopia of outstanding submissions in 2012. One of the semi-finalist teams this year was the Patient Census Dashboard Team at the Minneapolis-based Allina Health.
August 27, 2012
[HealthLeaders, January 01, 0001]   About three years ago two rival Minnesota health systems—HealthPartners and Allina Health—began exploring how they could combine their resources to accomplish together what they couldn't do alone. The two formed Northwest Metro Alliance to focus on achieving the triple-aim of healthcare—better care, better health, and lower cost—for 27,000 high-risk HealthPartners commercial members who live in the northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis and receive their medical care at Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Health, or at the nine local medical clinics operated by either HealthPartners or Allina.
May 18, 2012
[Journal of the American Medical Association, January 01, 0001]   November 14, 2011 -- A study that involved patients at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation found that giving patients stem cell therapy two or three weeks after angioplasty did not improve heart function. Cardiologist Jay Traverse, MD, of the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and lead study author, presented the study's six-months result at the American Heart Association conference the same day it was published in JAMA.
November 15, 2011
[Infection Control Today, June 14, 2011]   Mercy Hospital, part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics , is one of only four hospitals in the U.S. to be awarded an Outstanding Leadership Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for achievements in eliminating two types of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Read full article in .
June 14, 2011
[Cardiology Today, May 10, 2011]   The addition of high-fidelity intracardiac electrogram signals in implantable cardioverter defibrillators provided data indicating that high-risk CVD patients experienced low rates of spontaneous coronary events. “The events are shockingly low,” said study investigator Timothy D.
May 11, 2011
[Massage Magazine, April 27, 2011]   The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announces a new collaboration with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The collaboration focuses on research analyses of the effectiveness of therapeutic massage in care provided to inpatients in the hospital from July 2005 through December 2009.
April 28, 2011