27 October 2017

Dr. Steve Miff Awarded Social Innovator of the Year




Dr. Steve Miff Awarded Social Innovator of the Year

The Community Council of Dallas’ Annual Nonprofit and Community Leadership Awards Luncheon Will Honor Local Nonprofit Organizations and Leaders

Dallas, TX – The Community Council of Dallas, has awarded Dr. Steve Miff, the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation’s (PCCI) President and CEO, with the 2017 Social Innovator of the Year Award. This year’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 2.

Ken Goodgames, CEO, Community Council of Dallas said, “Steve has a considerable gift to combine innovative technology approaches with a deep understanding of the social and health challenges we face in Dallas to identify solutions and resolve ongoing community challenges. I consider it a privilege to collaborate with him and his team. His work is game changing!”

Since it’s founding in 1940, the Community Council has identified services that are needed in the community, assessed how services could best be delivered to meet social issues, and mobilized and implemented action plans working in concert with its public sector resources. PCCI’s focus on leveraging artificial intelligence and cognitive computing to create connected communities complements the Community Council’s mission and vision for the community.

“I’m both honored and humbled by this great award and recognition.  It is truly a reflection of the work of the entire PCCI team, and the result of the collaboration with our colleagues at Parkland and across the Dallas community.” added Steve Miff. 

PCCI’s work is improving the health and lives of over 500,000 individuals at Parkland and across the Dallas community.  The Information Exchange Portal (IEP) is one of PCCI’s innovative programs focusing on addressing the health and social needs of a community. The program connects healthcare providers and community based organizations to coordinate the communication and care for individuals. With patients’ consent, providers use the portal to share relevant medical and social information with homeless shelters, food banks, and other nonprofits.


About PCCI


PCCI is an advanced, not-for-profit healthcare analytics R&D organization with a mission to create a world of connected communities where every health outcome is positive. We combine deep clinical expertise with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to enable the delivery of precision medicine at the point of care. PCCI is a recipient of more than $50 million in grants directed at developing and deploying patient centric cutting edge technologies connecting communities, Parkland Health & Hospital System, and beyond.

Contact
PCCI
Lindsey Nace, Marketing and Communications
214-590-3887
lindsey.nace@pccipieces.org

1 August 2017

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) Announces New Board Member




Building its strong Board to drive innovation in healthcare, PCCI appoints Michael Sachs, Chairman of TLSG, Inc.

Dallas, TX — Michael Sachs has been appointed to the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) Board of Directors. Sachs is Chairman of TLSG, Inc, an investment advisory and consulting firm.

“I am very excited and honored that Michael is joining the PCCI Board. He is a top healthcare executive and visionary, and has been a personal mentor and role model for the last 15 years,” said Steve Miff, PhD, PCCI’s President and CEO. “His passion for transforming healthcare and his insights and guidance will help us expand PCCI’s innovation and impact.”

Sachs has spent his entire career in healthcare with a focus on developing data and information companies. He is working with startups and early stage companies in the healthcare, biomedical and data science fields. He began his career as a paramedic, served as an administrator at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, and was a consultant at A.T. Kearney and Ernst and Whinney in Chicago.

Sachs earned a Master of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is active with a number of community organizations including hospitals in Jupiter, Florida, Los Angeles and Chicago. He serves on numerous Boards of Directors of private companies as well as the Board of Directors of The Ounce of Prevention in Chicago.

“I am honored to be able to support PCCI’s mission of improving the delivery of healthcare services to a diverse population through applying innovative techniques of data analysis and precision medicine, “ Sachs said. “The track record of PCCI’s innovations are leading to better delivery of services in Dallas and beyond, a true learning lab for US healthcare. The team led by Dr. Miff is exceptional and recognized by its peers to be one of the best in the nation. I look forward to helping to grow PCCI’s valuable work.”

Sachs joins PCCI’s Board of Directors which includes:

Fred Cerise, MD, President and CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital Systems

Steve Miff, PhD, President and CEO, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation

Winfred Parnell, MD, an OBGYN and Chair of the Board of Managers at Parkland

Ted Shaw, President and CEO, Texas Hospital Association

Bob Smith, Healthcare Consultant

Ted Shaw, Chairman of the PCCI Board added, “Michael will be a great addition to the PCCI Board. His experience in data analytics and decades of experience serving the healthcare community will be of great value.”

About PCCI

PCCI is an independent, not-for-profit healthcare intelligence organization focused on creating connected communities through data science and machine learning. Our teams combine deep clinical expertise with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to enable the delivery of precision medicine at the point of care. PCCI is a recipient of more than $45 million in grants directed at developing and deploying patient centric cutting edge technologies connecting communities, Parkland and beyond.

Contact

PCCI

Lindsey Nace, Marketing and Communications

214-590-3887

lindsey.nace@pccipieces.org

12 April 2017

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation to serve as local ‘hub’




April 12, 2017

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation to serve as local ‘hub’

One of 32 participants nationwide to link clinical, community services

DALLAS – The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) has been named a recipient of the CMS Accountable Health Communities (AHC) grant by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Assistance and Alignment Tracks of the Accountable Health Communities Model will begin on May 1, with a five-year performance period.

PCCI is one of 32 participating sites in 23 states. UT Health Science Center Houston and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa are the only other Texas sites that will conduct and test interventions.

“We are poised to utilize the innovative and transformational capabilities of PCCI in an effort to reduce health disparities in the North Texas region and across the nation,” said Ted Shaw, chair of the PCCI Board of Directors. “PCCI is dedicated to designing solutions that bring together clinical care, public health and community services in a coherent strategy to meet the community’s healthcare needs.”

The grant was designed to specifically address the largest cost drivers that extend beyond the scope of healthcare alone including unmet health-related social needs such as food insecurity and inadequate or unstable housing which may increase the risk of developing chronic conditions, reduce an individuals’ ability to manage these conditions and lead to avoidable healthcare utilization.

“We are very proud that CMS has entrusted PCCI with an Accountable Health Communities Model Grant. This award recognizes the great work PCCI and the Pieces Technologies, Inc. teams have done over the last few years and is a great opportunity for PCCI, Parkland and the Dallas community to expand our mission of creating a world of connected communities where every health outcome is positive,” said Steve Miff, PhD, president and CEO of PCCI.

“We are thankful to our Dallas AHC grant partners, Parkland Health & Hospital System leadership and board, the W.W. Caruth, Jr. and Lyda Hill Foundations for their ongoing partnership, and for the letters of support from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Dallas County Health Department, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins,” Dr. Miff added. “We look forward to getting started and partnering with CMS and other leading organizations across the country to improve the health of every community.”

The AHC model was established to test innovative service delivery models and seeks specifically to test whether uniform screening of Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries at risk for emergency department visits will reduce expenditures and enhance quality of care.

CMS launched the project by announcing the participants for two of the three tracks, the Assistance and Alignment Tracks. PCCI had been awarded the Alignment Track, the most intensive level which includes screening, education, referral, navigation and alignment of community resources to ensure responsiveness to high risk beneficiaries needs.

PCCI will be partnering with five healthcare providers in the Metroplex (Parkland, Methodist, Children’s, Baylor, Dallas Metrocare), 289 community based organizations and Texas Medicaid to design, implement and evalute this model.

To view a list of the assistance and Alignment Tracks bridge organizations in the Accountable Health Communities Model, please visit: https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/ahcm.

About PCCI:

PCCI is an independent, not-for-profit healthcare intelligence organization focused on creating connected communities through data science and machine learning. It combines deep clinical expertise with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to enable the delivery of precision medicine at the point of care. PCCI is a recipient of more than $45 million in grants directed at developing and deploying patient centric cutting edge technologies connecting communities, Parkland Health & Hospital System and beyond.

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Contact:

Lindsey Nace
214-590-3887
lindsey.nace@pccipieces.org

2 May 2016

Asthma-related Twitter posts can predict rise in hospital visits




29 January 2016

PCCI Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant To Improve Community Health Through Multi-Sector Collaboration




7 January 2016

PCCI + MDHA Announce Partnership




 

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4 January 2016

New software helps nonprofits coordinate efforts for needy




6 October 2015

PCCI announces the official launch of the Pieces™ All-Cause Readmission Reduction Solution at Washington Hospital Healthcare System




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11 May 2015

Mining Twitter to predict ED visits




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16 April 2015

How Twitter Can Help Predict Emergency Room Visits




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