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Healthcare Brief (05/06/21)

Parkland is recognized as a "Best 50" provider, Texas Health's digital wall of life for organ donors, and more.
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Parkland Health & Hospital System has been named a “Best 50” healthcare provider by Global Healthcare Exchange. The award highlights the top North American hospitals and health systems based on their proven ability to improve operational performance while driving down costs through supply chain automation.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth has dedicated a digital Wall of Life to celebrate deceased organ donors, living donors, and transplant recipients. The wall allows donor families to include a photo and story about their loved ones who donated organs.

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, which uses data science and clinical experts to serve local population health, has named Russell “Rusty” Lewis as Chief Digital Technology Officer. He will continue to advance of  PCCI’s digital technology platform and data applications.

Healthcare sharing program OneShare Health has named Jeff Gary as the company’s new Chief Growth Officer. He will focus on member experience and improving internal processes. Gary was the founder and and CEO of The JMG Group, a healthcare consulting firm based in Austin.

Home care services provider Addus HomeCare Corporation entered into a joint software development agreement with North Texas-based Homecare Homebase to build the industry’s first integrated, enterprise-level solution for all types of home-based care.

A joint study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and economists at the University of Dallas found that food banks should be more consistently used more consistently to better address food insecurity and related health issues. Frequent food delivery improves health and well-being, and it is a misconception that food banks should only be used in emergencies.

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