News Archives – Page 4 of 11 – PCCI

9 April 2020

In The News: KERA News reports on PCCI helping Dallas manage COVID-19

In a story and broadcast interview with PCCI CEO Steve Miff, KERA reports on how PCCI is using its know-how to crunch data on COVID-19 and give medical professionals the info they need to screen, test, and treat patients. Read the highlights and listen to the full interview by clicking on the image below.

27 March 2020

In the News: HCPLive – Text Message Platform Improves Asthma Outcomes

Yolande Pengetnze, MD, MS, senior medical director at PCCI spoke to HCPLive about a texting program designed to improve outcomes for patients with asthma and pregnant women, and how the technology can be used at other health systems and for other chronic conditions.

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26 March 2020

In the News: DCEO Healthcare on PCCI tracking COVID-19 Cases in Dallas

D CEO Healthcare Magazine showcases how PCCI’s data analytics is guiding clinicians and identifying risk from COVID-19 cases in Dallas. Please click on the image below to read the whole story:



25 March 2020

In the News: HIMSSCast Podcast Features “Building Connected Communities of Care”

PCCI’s new book, “Building Connected Communities of Care,” is featured in an interview posted on HIMSSCast, a podcast for HIMSS media hosted on Healthcare IT News. In the interview, co-authors, PCCI CEO, Steve Miff, and PCCI VP of Enterprise Relations, Keith Kosel, discuss the details of the newly published book.

“Building Connected Communities of Care” is on sale now and can be purchased HERE.

Click on the image below to listen to the 22 minute podcast.



24 March 2020

PCCI’s CEO Joins City of Dallas Data Science Technical Advisory Committee

Steve Miff, PCCI’s CEO and co-author of Building Connected Communities of Care, has been invited to join the City of Dallas Data Science Technical Advisory Committee.

Steve is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare analytics and consulting. He has also served in various leadership positions in technology/consulting start-ups and on multiple boards, including DFWHCF, NurseGrid and and SMU’s Big Data Advisory Board.

The City of Dallas Data Science Technical Advisory Committee is chaired by the City of Dallas Chief Innovation Officer, Laila Alequresh, and includes a dozen cross-sector leaders and scientists from top local industries (TI, ATT, Toyota, IBM, CPAL, etc). Steve attended the first meeting on February 27.

PCCI ‘s experts and leaders continue to be in demand and this is another example of how PCCI is valued in the DFW community.

To have a PCCI expert advise your organization about our pioneering ways to health, go HERE.

19 March 2020

In the News: How Chatbots Can Help Patients with COVID-19 Symptoms

In today’s issue of HCP Live, PCCI’s Dr. Yolande Pengetnze, MD, talks about how chat and text platforms can help inform and support patent safety and care during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click on the image below to read the whole story:



10 March 2020

In the News: PCCI Writes the Book on Healthcare and Community Collaboration

Dallas’ leading media outlet for technology innovation, Dallas Innovates, has covered the release of PCCI’s new book “Building Communities of Care.” Click on the link below to see the whole story:


9 March 2020

PCCI’s New Book Shows How To Connect Community, Medical Resources to Improve Healthcare

DALLAS – Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), which improves healthcare for vulnerable populations using advanced data science and clinical experts, released a new book, “Building Connected Communities of Care: The Playbook for Streamlining Effective Coordination Between Medical and Community-Based Organizations.” This is a playbook that offers a step-by-step program for coordinating medical and community-based resources to change how, where and when healthcare is delivered.

“Building Connected Communities of Care” serves as a practical, how-to guide for health systems, payers, communities, philanthropic agencies, foundations, and federal and local policymakers desiring to streamline coordination and assistance efforts between medical and social services to reduce costs and improve the health, safety, and well-being of a community’s most vulnerable residents, especially those  with chronic diseases and complex social needs.

“The Building Connected Communities of Care playbook is one of the first step-by-step guides that provides specific details and steps to start taking action. The mix of lessons, practice pointers and case studies make the insights useful for communities of all shapes and sizes.”

– Elena Marks, President, Episcopal Health Foundation

“Building Connected Communities of Care” authors, Steve Miff, PhD, PCCI’s President and CEO and Keith Kosel, PhD, PCCI’s Vice President Enterprise Relationships, each have long careers leveraging advanced data science, clinical expertise and social determinants of health insights to better support population health and at-risk groups.

Much of the authors’ insights are based on their experience in Dallas, Texas, one of the first metropolitan regions to develop a comprehensive foundation for partnership between a community’s healthcare and social sectors using web-based information exchange.

“This book is a must-have for anyone seeking expert insights about how to maximize the possibilities of social determinants of health,” said Dr. Miff. “To help change healthcare from the costly, resource intensive system we have today, we need to understand that health begins where we work, live, learn, play and pray. By moving our focus upstream, it will make a significant impact on the resources and costs we experience in our current healthcare system. This book can help just about any community build a foundation for creating successful communities of care.”

The book is endorsed by Elena Marks, President, Episcopal Health Foundation; Richard (Dick) Daniels, CIO, Kaiser Permanente; and David Nash, MD, Founding Dean Emeritus at Jefferson College of Population Health, who wrote the book’s Call To Action. The book’s forward is contributed by David J. Scullin, President and CEO of the Communities Foundation of Texas.

PCCI’S “Building Connected Communities of Care” is on sale now at HIMSS Publishing and on Amazon, and is available in hardback, paperback and electronic editions.

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.



2 March 2020

In the News: PCCI featured in Journal of AHIMA on SDOH

PCCI is featured today in an article in the Journal of AHIMA about social determinants of health. Steve Miff is quoted widely and our preterm birth program is highlighted. The Journal of AHIMA is the news source for the 103,000 member of the American Health Information Management Association. AHIMA focuses on health information management and keeps readers current on emerging issues that affect the accuracy, timeliness, privacy, and security of patient health information.

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6 February 2020

In The News: The Power of Personal Determinants of Health

PCCI’s Chief Analytics and Information Officer, Vikas Chowdhry, MBA, is featured in Healthcare Innovation as a guest author, where he shares his perspective on evolution of the social determinants of health. Click on the image below to read the full story:

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