Premier Pulse

Volume 10, Issue 3 – March 2023

Q&A Update with Keith Bricking, MD

Bricking_105By Keith Bricking, MD, system chief clinical officer, Premier Health

As Premier Health’s first Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Keith Bricking dives into the role our clinical teams will play in shaping the health system’s future. Read more.

Change, The Law of Life

Colon_336x336By Roberto Colon, MD, chief medical officer, Miami Valley Hospital

Change is one of the few constants in our lives. Change is frequently disruptive, but disruptions are constructive when they help us improve and progress. It is often our attitude to change that dictates its effect on outcomes. Read more.

Identifying Cardiac Risks with Heart Computerized Tomography

1477552271By Beth Blank, Director of Service Line Strategy, Cardiovascular Services; and Robert Bulow, DO

Ordering a computerized heart tomography (CT) screen for your patient can assist in identifying cardiac risks that can go unnoticed in a physical exam. Read more.

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Will Now Be Available On Premier Screening Mammogram Reports

18816005341558313676By Diane Anderson, DO, medical director, North Breast Centers; and M. Patricia Braeuning, MD, medical director, South Breast Centers

Tyrer-Cuzick version 8 Breast Cancer Risk Assessment will now be available to Premier Health patients when they present for their screening mammograms. Read more

Understanding Vizient’s Risk Adjusted Index

1912103631By Andrew B. Maigur, MD, system director, Premier Physician Advisor Program

Do the data collected by health care systems truly represent the patient I am caring for? They can, and physician documentation is critical to truly capture all major comorbidities, which then translates into coded data and affects your quality metrics, giving you credit for the high-quality care provided at the bedside. Read more.

System News

Miami Valley Hospital South Frist Organ Donation, Harmonicas for Health, Baskets of Warmth. Read more.

Editorial Board: Dr. Marc Belcastro, Dr. Roberto Colón, Dr. Andre Harris, Dr. Scott Kanagy

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer: Kathy Harper

Director, System Communications: Ben Sutherly

Editor: Richard Hairston