In many of today’s medical practices, patients and their insurers pay for the procedures and time spent treating their illness, regardless of the outcome. Whether or not the patient needed that blood test, brain scan, or knee scope, they are paying for it directly or indirectly. While it would be bad business to intentionally stack up unnecessary charges, even the most well-meaning providers are incentivized to provide more medical treatment than is actually necessary because of the fee-for-service model of healthcare. But with skyrocketing health costs adding pressure to the employers and taxpayers who pay for healthcare, new systems have… Full Story
Earlier this month, leading healthcare design professionals joined us at the D CEO offices for a healthcare design discussion as a part of our healthcare breakfast panel series. We discussed some of the factors impacting healthcare design, what systems, providers, and patients are looking for in systems, how technology has impacted healthcare design and how the space can be used to be more efficient for employees. The panel included Tina Larsen the Managing Principal and Healthcare Sector Leader at Corgan, Ian Sinnett a principal and regional healthcare leader at Perkins+Will, Jeff Stouffer the Executive Vice President and Health Group Director at HKS, and Joshua Theodore a Vice… Full Story
In an exponentially changing world, designing facilities that meet all the needs of the modern healthcare industry is a tough challenge. Communication technology is replacing and changing the provider-patient relationship, innovative treatments are reducing the time patients need to spend in a hospital, and generational shifts create new needs. In order to learn more about how the design industry is dealing with changing healthcare needs, D CEO will host its third Healthcare Breakfast Panel this March. As the hospital arms race continues in the DFW suburbs, other systems are scaling down and looking to be more mobile and accessible. Virtual… Full Story
D CEO‘s Healthcare Awards recognized some of Dallas’ top medical professionals, but these folks have more than just beautiful brains. Our most talented photographer Bret Redman was there and ready to capture the bright smiles and sharp threads of our medical award winners, nominees, and guests. See the who’s who of the Dallas medical community in this photo recap.
November closed with a bang at D CEO, as we held our Excellence in Healthcare Awards and recognized North Texas’ top healthcare providers, practitioners, deal makers, innovators, technology, and researchers. We also gave our Lifetime Achievement Award to Kenneth Cooper for his work in cardiovascular health that now reaches across the world. The awards were a lovely night full of laughter, networking, and a potato soup bar that was not to be missed. To see who won and learn about why they are so deserving, read more here.
D CEO invites you to join us for the 2018 Excellence in Healthcare Awards. These healthcare leaders have helped establish North Texas as a leader in the industry while moving innovation, business, and the health of the population forward. Click here to register. Thursday, November 29 5:30 to 8 pm The Westin Dallas Downtown The Pecan Room 1201 Main Street Here are the finalists in all 10 categories: Outstanding Healthcare Executive Robert Earley, JPS Health Network Daniel Podolsky, UT Southwestern Medical Center Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare Outstanding Healthcare Deal – M&A or Partnership/Alliance Baylor Scott & White Health teams with Frisco ISD and… Full Story
Last Thursday, D CEO Healthcare hosted a packed house full of healthcare professionals to discuss the future of cancer care in North Texas. We had four panelists who elaborated on everything from immunotherapy to how big data is impacting cancer care. With a view from the 21st floor of 750 North St. Paul and several varieties of quiche, it made for a cozy and informative breakfast panel. Our panelists were Dr. Carlos Arteaga, Director, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern; Dr. Ted Laetsch, Associate Professor at UT Southwestern, and Director of Experimental Therapeutics Program, Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at… Full Story
Melissa Threlkeld focuses on developing and implementing oncology service strategy and coordinating cancer care across the treatment continuum in Dallas. She serves as the Regional Vice President of Cancer Services for Medical City Healthcare, and will be a panelist for the D CEO Healthcare breakfast panel. In a conversation of ahead of the panel, Threlkeld discussed how precision medicine is revolutionizing cancer care. As the healthcare industry increases its ability to collect data on patients, she noted that researchers can better match a patient with a cancer treatment trial. Technology can also aid patients when they are diagnosed and allow providers… Full Story
Dr. R. Steven Paulson is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology who leads Texas Oncology as president and board chairman. For more than 30 years, Texas Oncology’s community-based cancer treatment has grown to include more than 175 sites around the state and employ 420 physicians, and he will be one of our featured panelists for D CEO‘s healthcare breakfast. Texas Oncology continues to grow, push innovation via research, and support patients and survivors as they fight cancer. In September, Texas Oncology opened a comprehensive cancer care center in Fort Worth’s medical district, where they will offer medical, gynecologic, and radiation… Full Story
Dr. Theodore Laetsch is on the leading edge of fighting blood cancer in children. He was recently the lead investigator for a Novartis study where his team genetically engineered T-cells to fight the leukemia cells with substantial results, and will be one of our panelists at our D CEO Healthcare Breakfast next week. UT Southwestern and Children’s Health partnered to be one of 13 clinical trial locations for the study, which entailed removing blood from the patient, inserting a gene into the T-cells that fight illness to target the leukemia when they were put back into the patient. These Chimeric… Full Story