News Archives – PCCI

6 November 2020

In The News: DCEO Explores PCCI’s October COVID-19 Vulnerability Index

The new update to PCCI’s COVID-19 Vulnerability Index (and the animated heat map) is explored in a story by DCEO Healthcare. PCCI executives give expert insights into the data and information being tracking for COVID-19 in Dallas County. The story captured the outstanding work PCCI is doing to help the people of Dallas County fight the virus. Read it on the image below:


21 October 2020

In The News: HealthIT Analytics on how PCCI Leverages Data Analytics Tools to Address Health Disparities

In this story from HealthIT Analytics, how PCCI is using data analytics technologies to identify at-risk individuals and alleviate health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic is examined. Please click on the image below to read the whole story.



19 October 2020

Xtelligent Podcast: Steve Miff On Addressing Health Disparities, Social Determinants Through Data Analytics

Steve Miff, president and chief executive officer of Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, shares how to use data analytics to identify at-risk individuals. He describes how the center’s proximity risk index can help physicians decide when to direct patients to telehealth, identify patients facing social determinants of health and health disparities, and provide evidence to guide policy measures.

Click on the image below to listen to the podcast for healthcare professionals seeking solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s top challenges.

14 October 2020

D CEO & Dallas Innovates names Steve Miff as finalist Innovation Awards

D CEO and Dallas Innovates have announced that Steve Miff, CEO of PCCI, is a finalist in its second annual Innovation Awards. The program honors companies, CEOs, CIOS, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and other leaders who are helping to make Dallas-Fort Worth a hub for innovation. Steve is finalist in the “Innovation in Healthcare” category.

All finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at; winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.

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18 September 2020

In The News: HealthcareIT News – Using machine learning & geospatial analytics to reduce COVID-19 exposure risk

In Healthcare IT News, the media arm of HIMSS, an article about how the data science and clinical teams at PCCI, in collaboration with Parkland informaticists, have developed an AI-driven predictive model that predicts for individual COVID-19 exposure risk, based on population density and their proximity to positive cases. Click on the image below to read the entire story:


17 September 2020

In The News: HealthIT Analytics – Machine Learning Index Identifies Patients at High Risk of COVID-19

PCCI’s proximity index, which is featured in an article in HealthIT Analytics, is a risk index leverages machine learning and big data to identify and alert people most at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

HealthITAnalytics, part of the Xtelligent Healthcare Media network, connects with subject-matter experts from the nation’s top providers to feature real use cases in data analytics that improve the health of individuals and populations and the cost of providing care. The article highlights how PCCI leverages geo-mapping and hot-spotting technology to produce a dynamic personal risk score based on a person’s proximity to other confirmed, active COVID-19 cases. Click on the image below to view the whole story:



27 August 2020

In the news: Steve Miff Included in HealthLeaders’ executive round table

PCCI CEO, Steve Miff has been included in a HealthLeaders story based on his participation in its executive round table.  The story, “9 STRATEGIC INSIGHTS INTO DEVELOPING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OF THE FUTURE,” includes comments from top healthcare leaders from around the country on strategies related to payment, re-imagining models of care, applying real-time data, and addressing social determinants of health. Click on the image below to read the full story:

To learn more about PCCI’s experts or to inquire about its healthcare technology leaders presenting to your organization virtually, please contact PCCI HERE.

3 August 2020

In the news: Electronic Health Reporter on building connected communities of care

The healthcare technology outlet, Electronic Health Reporter, has published an article authored by PCCI’s Keith Kosel on his new book, “Building Connected Communities of Care.” This exclusive article to EHR, “Is your community ready to be connected,” gives insights into steps needed to build a connected community. Please click on the image below to read the entire article:

30 July 2020

In the news: Preston Hollow Dad Leads Parkland’s Data Collection Efforts for Dallas County

The People Newspapers featured PCCI Steve Miff in a story about how the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak is a personal effort. Click on the image below to read the whole story:



30 July 2020

PCCI’s COO Named to Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners for 2020

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Aida Somun, MBA, PMP, Chief Operating Officer at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) in Dallas, to the Board of Examiners for the 2020 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

Appointed by the NIST Director, examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Baldrige Award, as well as other assessment-related tasks. The examiner board is composed of more than 325 leading experts competitively selected from industry, professional, trade, education, health care, and nonprofit (including government) organizations from across the United States.

Those selected meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition, demonstrating competencies related to customer focus, communication, ethics, action orientation, team building, and analytical skills. All members of the board must take part in a nationally ranked leadership development course based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework and the scoring/evaluation processes for the Baldrige Award. They must also complete an independent review of a Baldrige Award application or other comparable examiner task.

Somun has 16 years of experience as a business leader know for driving profitable growth, cost savings and delivery. She ensures operational excellence through consistent contributions to bottom line efficiency, performance and process improvements. She is most passionate about leading and influencing strategic decision making for operationalizing the right innovative programs focused on improving individual’s health, both physical as well as socio-economic.

Somun was recently honored by Dallas Business Journal as a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s 13th annual Women in Business Awards.

Named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the Baldrige Award was established by Congress in 1987. Awards may be given annually to organizations in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care, and nonprofit. The Award promotes innovation and excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the achievements and results of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. Since the first group was recognized in 1988, 129 awards have been presented to 121 organizations (including eight two-time award recipients). The 2019 winners are Adventist Health White Memorial, Los Angeles, CA (health care); Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Pittsburgh, PA (nonprofit); City of Germantown, Germantown, TN (nonprofit); Howard Community College, Columbia, MD (education); Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook, IL (nonprofit); and Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, IA (health care).

NIST manages the Baldrige Award in close conjunction with the private sector.

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program also offers the 2019–2020 Baldrige Excellence Framework: Proven Leadership and Management Practices for High Performance, Baldrige Excellence Builder, nationally ranked leadership training, and other assessment tools. For information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and the Baldrige Award application process, call (301) 975-2036, send an e-mail to, or visit

Somun and other PCCI experts and business leaders are available to speak to your organization about the healthcare technology and how to leverage new innovation to support your community. Contact us HERE if you would like to learn more about our PCCI experts.

About Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) is an independent, not-for-profit, healthcare intelligence organization affiliated with Parkland Health & Hospital System. PCCI leverages clinical expertise, data science and social determinants of health to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We believe that data, done right, has the power to galvanize communities, inform leaders, and empower people.



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