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August 31, 2013

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Rural Health

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Gainesville Today August 2013 MyHealthStory, a creation of CommunityHealth IT, a nonprofit organization, provides safe, secure communication between doctors and patients. Dr. David Willis, the company’s chief medical information officer and medical director; and co-director Kendra Siler-Marsiglio PhD, shared how the company is bridging the rural health gap, particularly in North Central Florida. Q: How […]

February 22, 2012

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NCFCCC

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WellFlorida News Release GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2012)—The North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC) will be hosting its 2012 Kickoff on Wednesday, February 29. Guest speaker, Dr. Johannes Vieweg, MD, will present on “Prostate Cancer: Current Screening Policy Debates and Recommendations.” The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Haven Hospice E.T. […]

Gainesville Sun, February 2, 2012 With a goal to reduce the number of African American women getting breast cancer, WellFlorida is looking to partner with African-American churches to educate parishioners about breast cancer prevention. Kim Gokhale, associate planner of Community Initiatives for WellFlorida, said African American women are disproportionately affected by breast cancer and their […]

January 27, 2012

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HIT / HIE

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Gainesville Sun, January 27, 2012 A number of taps on his iPad and Dr. Donald Novak can get up-to-the-minute views of every test, imaging study and prescription his patient has encountered — at least at Shands HealthCare. Adding a diagnosis will automatically generate some suggestions for treatment. If the pediatrician prescribes something the patient is […]

January 17, 2012

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HIT / HIE

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PhysBizTech, January 17, 2012 Federal funding for health information technology (HIT) has largely been directed at small practices in rural-urban areas. In addition to funding and training IT staff, most managers of these practices would probably agree that coordination of regional HIT resources and a go-to knowledge base for implementing HIT would help them better […]

Gainesville Sun, January 16, 2012 WellFlorida is putting out the call to predominantly black churches in the area to help boost the rates of breast cancer screening among black women. The state-designated local health council for North Central Florida was awarded a grant from the American Cancer Society Florida Division’s Community Education Grant Program to […]

January 8, 2012

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Health Planning

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Gainesville Sun, January 8, 2012 You might think this is an emergency: Feverish, a sore that is oozing and skin that is extremely itchy. With those symptoms, the exam room that Tiffany Williams entered last week was not in a hospital emergency department, but at the University of Florida Shands Eastside Community Practice. “I feel […]

October 11, 2011

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WellFlorida

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Home Magazine, October 2011 By serving 16 counties in North Central Florida, WellFlorida Council helps more than 1.6 million people across 11,000 square miles, with almost 248,000 of those being Alachua County residents, lead healthier lives. And you’ve probably never heard of them. “People won’t know who we are,” said Steven Oliva, MHA, CEO of […]

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