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17 May 2018

Hired at “I wrote you a code”




First Question, Lasting Impression

How often did you get the question (or have asked it yourself) during an interview: “Why are you interested in our organization?” Simple, standard, mundane – on the surface, some might even call the question un-inspiring. I disagree. It tells me right off the bat how much effort the candidate put into learning about the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, our organization, our work, our team and how they synthesized and interpreted the information. I can tell within the first two minutes how interested I will be for the next 28. Regardless of the level of experience, I’m way too often disappointed by the response.

Using Python to Create a Sentiment Analysis

Recently, I was blown away! I asked the same “boring” question to a candidate interviewing for an entry data science position at PCCI. As soon as I finished the question, his eyes lit up and he quickly pulled out a document from his bag. With great enthusiasm, he replied:

Python, PCCI, PCCI Word Cloud

“In addition to my own research, I wanted to know what others are saying and feeling about PCCI. So, I wrote code in Python to create a Twitter sentiment analysis. I used it to create a word cloud and analyzed it to see if the keywords match my passion and interpretation of my own research. These four words really resonated with me because … I also wanted to understand PCCI’s reach and brand recognition, so I analyzed the top 10 famous people and companies talking about PCCI. I was impressed to see @HarvardBiz, @washingtonpost, @NIH, @HHSGov, etc, but most importantly to see @KirkDBorne. He’s so influential. Finally, the outputs of the Sentiment Count Plot Analysis and the Sentiment Subjectivity Distribution reconfirmed that this is a great place and the place I want to be.”

A Match Made in Data Science

I know I’m a geek at heart and this answer resonated with me more than it would with most (did I mention earlier how important it is to know your audience and their interests when answering a question?), but regardless of what approach you take, this is how you do it!

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28 March 2018

HEALTHCARE DIVE: Payers use data to flag those at greatest risk of opioid abuse




29 January 2018

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) Announces New Branding




Updated branding highlights strategic direction; expands sharing of PCCI’s research and innovation

Dallas, TX — PCCI, a nonprofit healthcare advanced analytics research and development organization, is pioneering new ways to health. Starting last year with the hiring of their President and CEO, Steve Miff, PhD, PCCI has expanded its teams. The company’s leadership team now includes Aida Kreho as Vice President of Operations, Vikas Chowdhry as Vice President of Data Strategy and Analytics, and Keith Kosel as Vice President of Enterprise Relationships. They join a growing team of leading clinicians and nationally recognized data scientists. PCCI also updated its strategic direction, and expanded their partnerships in DFW and across the country. The innovation projects resulting from these collaborations are increasingly being highlighted in prominent national publications and conferences. New branding and website designs complement and support these efforts.

“The new PCCI messaging and website are designed to make our work more personable and approachable, and to streamline our ability to collaborate and communicate,” said Steve Miff. “This process involves enhancing our ability to share the models we introduce and the knowledge we generate through our innovation and co-creation processes.”

The PCCI colors have been updated, and the logo has been completely redesigned with elements of both innovation and data, with a slight nod to the original tree. The new website (PCCInnovation.org) is centered around the people, stories, and communities that PCCI serves. PCCI’s bold journey that started with one Parkland patient, continues to aspire to develop new and innovative solutions to deliver individualized, precision health aligned with social care.

Steve Miff, PhD added, “I am excited to not only continue our great progress, but aim to expand our impact to ‘pioneer new ways to health.’ We have a unique opportunity to leverage our expert data scientists and knowledgeable healthcare professionals. Leveraging our partnerships enables us to create connected communities that align resources and drive precision, personalized interventions, and engage individuals in their own health.”

PCCI’s mission to reimagine and expand the knowledge base of healthcare through prescriptive analytics and artificial intelligence, remains the focus. The new branding and website further facilitates the company’s capacity to share their data science, artificial intelligence and predictive model expertise, and bring resources to their partners and the communities they serve.

About PCCI
PCCI is an advanced, nonprofit healthcare analytics R&D organization with a collaborative team of expert data scientists and knowledgeable healthcare professionals that go beyond analyzing a patient’s medical data to provide all-encompassing insights that are revolutionizing healthcare. PCCI is a recipient of more than $50 million in grants directed at developing and deploying patient centric cutting edge technologies connecting communities, Parkland and beyond.

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

21 December 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review: How Parkland Memorial cut ER costs through a ‘frequent flier’ program: 5 takeaways




19 December 2017

POLITICO: The ‘Frequent Flier’ Program That Grounded a Hospital’s Soaring Costs




2 November 2017

Hospitals and Health Networks: Information Exchange Portal Closes the Gap Between Health System and Social Services




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

12 October 2017

Advisory Board: How Parkland Health is using an information exchange to address social determinants




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1 August 2017

D Magazine: PCCI Appoints New Board Member




PCCI Appoints New Board Member

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

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