NTX Magazine Volume 3 - Page 38

Industry spotlight health care News Briefs Robotic Surgery Methodist Dallas Medical Center is leading the way in robotic surgery, performing the first fully robotic Whipple and liver resections in North Texas. Both robotic surgeries were performed by a team lead by Alejandro Mejia, M.D., transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon with The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas. THR hospital goes paperless Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is one of just 160 health care facilities nationwide - about 2 percent of U.S. hospitals - to be recognized for operating at the highest level of electronic health record adoption: a paperless environment that helps improve efficiency, quality of care and patient safety. Texas Health Fort Worth earned the Stage 7 Award from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics, the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model used to track progress at hospitals and other health systems. Children’s donations top $1 million mark Children’s Medical Center announced its 2013 Christmas is for Children radiothon raised more than $1 million for the nation’s fifth-largest, not-for-profit pediatric hospital. About 20 Children’s patients and families participated in the annual four-day event via pre-recorded and live interviews held prior to