In an exciting move to provide excellence in patient care, Cancer Treatment Centers of America have partnered with NantHealth and AllScripts to utilize Eviti®, a technology driven clinical decision support solution. The program integrates with electronic health records system Clinical Pathways and extrapolates information relevant to the patient. This information can include information about treatment options, statistics on recommended courses of action, comparison of treatment options, pricing information, and up-to-date information about clinical tests and trials relevant to the patient.
An additional advantage of Eviti® is information is instantly sent to all physicians involved in treatment, and billing is started immediately with patient’s insurance companies. This reduces the guesswork that has plagued doctors in recent years of understanding what is going on with different doctors the patient is working with. For example, the oncologist would have immediate access to recommendations from the patients pain management specialist; a needed surgery will be submitted for pre-approval to insurance more quickly, thereby receiving a faster approval, and saving vital time to treat patients before cancer can spread.
As stated on Wikipedia, Cancer Treatment Centers of America is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and has five hospitals throughout the United States dedicated to providing cutting-edge oncology services, as well as diagnostic services, emotional support, nutritional information, and any other professional services needed to improve both the quality of care and the patient’s quality of life through all stages of cancer recovery.
Both inpatient and outpatient services are offered, and some local hospitals nearby offer discounted hotel rates for friends and families of patients. The staff is dedicated to patient satisfaction, which is evidenced by the fact over 92 percent of patients would recommend Cancer Treatment Centers of America to another person. The hospitals are accredited with multiple oncology organizations, radiology associations, and other review boards.
New reforms in the Mexican energy sector have seen it open up an otherwise restricted industry to foreign players. These reforms are part of the measures being undertaken by the Mexican government to revive an otherwise ailing sector. The new developments have opened up the industry to other to competition from other foreign companies.
One group that has sought to take advantage of the reforms is the Dallas-based oil and gas exploration firm known as Talos Energy. This enterprise has partnered together with two other players namely Premier Oil Plc from London and Sierra Oil & Gas to drill the first offshore well in Sureste Basin off the coast of Tabasco state. The well goes into the history books as the first one to be drilled by a different business entity other than the state-run Petroleos Mexicanos.
The well that Talos Energy is drilling is called Zama – 1 and has the potential to generate between 100 million and 500 million barrels of crude oil during its lifespan. Zama well is touted as one of the most attractive wells to be drilled in the Mexican oil and gas sector this year. The structure of the Surestse basin on which Zama is drilled suggests that the project will yield the expected amount of crude oil.
According to the joint venture between Talos and her partners, Talos Energy will operate the well and its stake in the venture is capped at 35%. Sierra and Premier hold the remaining stake at 40 and 25 percent sharing, respectively.
Talos Energy has cut out a niche for itself in the global energy sector. The company boasts of an ever-so-promising future given that it has achieved several feats within the short period it has run its operations. On the list of best workplaces by Workplace Dynamics, Talos Energy is leading. Much of the success at Talos Energy can be attributed to the enterprise culture at the firm. The company strives to ensure that all its employs own part of the business.
Talos Energy is keen on redefining the Mexican oil and gas sector by bringing in an innovative culture to the process of asset acquisition, exploration, and exploitation.
Avaaz is a global civic organization of over 44 million members in 194 countries. The organization focuses on a variety of different social issues such as climate change, poverty,human rights and animal rights. The organization was founded and currently led by Ricken Patel, a graduate of Oxford University. Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, and David Madden are among the co founders of the organization. Avaaz is an internet centered activist group, focusing on reaching their goals through online campaigns and petitions. With the organization being centered around the internet, Avaaz can go beyond the location restraints of traditional activist groups and reach large numbers of people around the globe. Being launched in 2007, the group is fairly young reaching 10 years of establishment this year(2017). Over that short amount of time the group has managed to grow at an extremely rapid pace, becoming one of if not the most powerful civil organization in the world.
Avaaz, which means voice in several languages, started off with a goal to unite people from all over the world through common problems, with the common want of making the world into the world that people want. By not necessarily focusing on the quality of the world today but instead focusing on what people of the world want it to be, and producing a plan to reach the the ideal world. Their plan is to let every individual have a voice ,but at the same time work together as an organization to reach whatever goal is in mind. By visiting the Avaaz website, anyone can start a petition on any issue from something as small as something in your community to something that effects millions of people around the world.
Margaret (Maggie) Gill from 1994 until 2004 was with Tenet Healthcare in the South Florida Health system as their chief financial officer. During her time with Tenet, she worked at North Shore Medical Center in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida as well as Palmetto General in Hialeah, Florida. She joined Memorial Health in 2004 as the Vice President of finance and managed care. In 2005 she was made chief operating officer and in 2011 she was named the president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health.
Maggie graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature/Letters and earned an MBA (Honors) from the Saint Leo University in St. Leo, Florida. She then completed a strategic thinking and management course at Wharton School.
Outside of her job with Memorial Health her family is most important to her. She has a 10-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. When time allows, they like to travel together, participate in weekend activities around Savanah. They also enjoy hiking and fishing together.
When the Georgia Medical Society hosted the 16th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards Memorial Health was given seven awards. These awards are given to recognize the people who have dedicated their career to helping to improve the health care and well-being of their communities. As well as being a benefit for people in today’s world it will also have an impact on the next generation to come.
Maggie Gill recently announced Memorial Health’s partnership with EON Health. This partnership will introduce a no-premium Medicare Advantage plan that will have inexpensive prescription co-payments for the people who are on Medicare in South Carolina and Georgia counties in 2017. Benefits like hearing, dental and free transportation are not always available, however, Memorial Health has found a common ground in EON Health’s focus on offering preventive care.
There are changes coming to the Health Care industry and Maggie Gill has unveiled her Pathways to Excellence with she identified approximately $12.6 million in savings that included $7.6 million from Premier Incorporated. Premier is a healthcare improvement company in Charlotte, North Carolina. This initiative will be part of Memorial Health’s $20 million-a-year plan which will look to provide the provider with results in the next six to eighteen months and opportunities for the future that are strategic.
She is an Associate Professor of Medical Education at Mercer University, as well as a board member, a Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board Member, and a board member of Union Mission Social Services.