Dignity Health is the latest health system to enter the specialty pharmacy market. According to Modern Healthcare, the not-for-profit provider launched its own program to distribute medications for more than 20 complex diseases, and it plans to expand services to its broader national network of CommonSpirit Health.
With more than half of U.S. physicians reporting symptoms of burnout in today’s demanding medical environment, Providence St. Joseph Health is expanding its Own It program to re-engage providers and employees to address burnout throughout its system. Own It is a cultural transformation program that reminds employees and providers why they were called to health care. The PSJH press release indicates that program training includes scene-setting for improving patient and peer-to-peer interactions, communication strategies and mindset enhancement.
Cleveland Clinic, Ascension Michigan, Catholic Health and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced an innovative partnership aimed to better support healthcare caregivers. According to the Catholic Health press release, the program, called Transformational Healthcare Readiness through Innovative Vocational Education (THRIVE), was conceived by Cleveland Clinic and will be piloted across three regions — Cleveland Clinic in Northeast Ohio, Catholic Health in Western New York, and Ascension Michigan in Southeast Michigan — over the next three years to demonstrate how health systems can better support caregivers.
Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) has teamed up with Amazon Alexa to advance convenient access to health care. Users will be able to set up healthcare visits and manage medical appointments using their voice on any Alexa-enabled device. According to the press release, PSJH is the first healthcare provider on the West Coast to offer this technology. The service is initially available in the Greater Seattle area with plans to expand into Oregon.