Health Care As It Should Be December 2013

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  • Osteoporosis AC
    M, Jan 6, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Certified Clinical Densitometrist; Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLD/CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Pessary 101: Pelvic Prolapse LQ
    Woman to Woman Series
    TU, Jan 7, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Toni Long, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology
    760-610-7205. Attend one or all three in the series. Read More

    Metastatic Breast Cancer: Update on Treatment Options LC
    TU, Jan 7, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Kellie Flippin, MD, Medical Oncology/Hematology
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    Getting to the Root of Chronic Sinusitis AC
    TU, Jan 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Majid Torabi, MD, Otolaryngology
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    Weight Management Tips for the New Year LQ
    Great Living Starts Here Series
    W, Jan 8, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Barbra Sassower, RD, Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
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    Role of Detoxifying in Overall Health LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    W, Jan 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Hessam Mahdavi, MD, Internal Medicine
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    Women Pioneers in Heart Disease AC
    Sponsored by The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Jan 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Seemal Mumtaz, MD, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Being Sober AC
    SA, Jan 11, 9 to 11 a.m.
    Harry Haroutunian, MD, Betty Ford Center
    Free and open to the public.
    760-773-4342 or visit bettyfordcenter.org. Read More

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    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. Online registration is available for most events.

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Eisenhower Named Most Wired Two Years in a Row

Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Demonstrate Progress Through Innovation

For the second consecutive year, Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care facilities, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Eisenhower is the first and only hospital in the Coachella Valley to receive the recognition.

“This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation,” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and chief executive officer of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that information technology (IT) can help to improve efficiency.”

Among some of the key findings from this year’s survey:

Sixty-nine percent of Most Wired hospitals and 60 percent of all surveyed hospitals report that medication orders are entered electronically by physicians. This represents a significant increase from 2004 results when only 27 percent of Most Wired hospitals and 12 percent of all hospitals responded, “Yes.”

Seventy-one percent of Most Wired hospitals have an electronic disease registry to identify and manage gaps in care across a population compared with 51 percent of total responders.

Sixty-six percent of Most Wired hospitals share patient discharge data with affiliated hospitals, in comparison to 49 percent of the total responders. Thirty-seven percent of Most Wired hospitals do so with non-affiliated hospitals versus 24 percent of total responders.

“Being recognized as a Most Wired hospital two years in a row demonstrates Eisenhower Medical Center’s commitment to the use of IT in assisting with the overall care, safety and confidentiality of our patients,” says David Perez, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center.