A premenopausal woman with heart disease was a rare thing in 1997 when cardiologist Elisabeth von der Lohe started the women’s heart program at Indiana University School of Medicine. Today, it’s a different story. “I’ve never seen so many young women with heart disease as I have in the past few years,” says von der Lohe, who practices medicine at
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When Travis Osting suffered from a life threatening brain hemorrhage that rendered him incapable of performing simple daily tasks, he was only 24 years old. The cause of the hemorrhage was an arteriovenous malformation, a congenital collection of abnormal blood vessels that tend to cause life-threatening hemorrhages in the brain.
When Lauren Rennier learned that she could donate an hour of pay from every paycheck to benefit patients who receive care at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, her response was automatic. “I will always donate,” says Rennier, a clinical educator on the hospital’s statewide education team and member of the Beacon Club, the hospital’s
At October’s gathering of IU Health Methodist Hospital’s Inspiring Leaders, one Inspiring Leader noted we could accelerate the successful outcomes of population health if we explore and exploit the very best data available. Another Inspiring Leader shared that one of the barriers to better outcomes in population health is the differences of
Why did Inspiring Leaders ’14 devote an entire session to population health? Some of the answers are obvious: Population health management reduces healthcare costs for consumers, healthcare industries, and government. But there’s more than cost-savings involved. Kathleen Merkley at Health Catalyst reminds us that the benefits of population