Author: Mark Lathrop

Dr. Jackson to Speak at Becker’s Annual Meeting in Chicago

Alisahah Jackson, MD, System Vice President of Population Health Innovation and Policy, will be speaking at Becker’s 12th Annual Meeting next week in Chicago. The fireside chat session, titled Digital Solutions Advance Perinatal Outcomes, will be presented on Monday, April 25 from 1:30 to 2:05 p.m. CST. Technology has created opportunities for hospitals and health systems to expand their services, especially in obstetrics. Hospitals have now invested in platforms allowing services such as chat- and text-based navigation; remote-patient monitoring; maternal risk management and education. These services have not only proven to improve clinical decision-making but also drive better collaboration and communication among providers, mothers and their families. In this session, Boston Medical Center will share how it integrated Rimidi to remotely monitor moms, while CommonSpirit Health will describe how it uses Docent Health, a consumer engagement and patient navigation technology, to better understand and direct patient needs. In addition to highlighting the benefits and outcomes of implementing digital solutions, Experts will expand on strategies for ensuring access to digital solutions, data collection and engaging moms and families. Becker’s 12th Annual Meeting

Population Health Team Members Published in Journal

Congratulations to four Population Health team members who have been published in NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery! The study authors are:

  • Helena Moon, MD, System Director, Clinical Programs
  • Julian A.Mitton, MD, MPH, System Director, Population Health Policy
  • Amanda Redmond, MBA, System Director, Value-Driven Strategy
  • Nicholas Stine, MD, System Senior Vice President, Population Health

Their article, “Targeted Management of Excess Specialty Spending: The Case of Biologics for Retinal Disease,” is in the May 2022 edition. In it, the team argues that injectable biologics used for the treatment of retinal disease can help reduce costly practice variation and avoidable Medicare Part B drug spending.

In addition to its inclusion in the journal, the article also will be featured in the publication’s weekly newsletter (NEJM Catalyst Connect) and on social media. View the article online or download a PDF. Then, be sure to congratulate your colleagues and share this article with others via the Resource Library, email and social media.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

As part of your efforts to raise awareness, please consider sharing Stacy’s Story and Josie’s Story.

Stacy and Josie are both survivors of sex trafficking. In her video, Stacy describes how she met her abuser online, as a young teenager. In Josie’s video, Josie explains how she often visited health clinics and her providers often missed the red flags. She shares advice with health professionals, including the advice to offer education and resources to patients if you even suspect abuse, neglect, or violence, including human trafficking. Fortunately, CommonSpirit provides patient education brochures on human trafficking, which can be downloaded here:

HT Survivor Video – Stacy Lundgren

HT Survivor Video – Josie Feemster

CSH Physicians to Be Highlighted at Baylor Summer Research Summit

Dr. Alisahah Jackson will be the keynote speaker. Two CSH junior faculty physician fellows – Drs. Tiffany Anaebere and keynote speaker. Two CSH junior faculty physician fellows – Drs. Tiffany Anaebere and Maria Hernandez – will be participating and presenting their research. There is an opportunity for CSH staff and clinicians to join as participants or submit their research abstract for presentation.

Baylor Summer Research Summit

Dr. Alisahah Jackson Celebrates Women’s History Month

Did you know that #women make more than 80% of healthcare spending decisions in the US? In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s #commit to empowering women to make great health decisions for ourselves, our family & friends, and our communities. #womenwholead #healthmatters

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Pop Health Innovation & Policy team peer review abstract at AHA Advancing Care Conference Mar 7-9

“Our Population Health Innovation & Policy team had a peer review abstract accepted to the upcoming American Hospital Association (AHA) Advancing Care Conference. The abstract highlighted our innovative work at CommonSpirit in developing and launching a mentorship program and learning community to support front-line clinicians providing medications for addiction treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. The MAT Champions (MATch) Mentorship Program connected six CommonSpirit clinician champions, or mentors, with six clinician mentees new to MAT practice in a first pilot cohort that wrapped up six months of activities late last year. While unable to present the abstract in-person at the AHA conference in Chicago (03/07-09), Dr. Julian MItton and his colleagues were honored to share their work as a framework for other health systems to consider as they seek to increase their patient’s access to evidence-based addiction care and support their clinicians providing MAT.

More information on MATch here

Human Trafficking Awareness featuring Bukola Oriola

As you know, January and February were key months for raising awareness about human trafficking – both nationally and internationally. However, we also know that human trafficking occurs year round. With this in mind, let’s please continue our efforts to educate providers and staff about human trafficking and resources to provide trauma-informed patient care.

Please share this NEW video from CommonSpirit, featuring Bukola Oriola. In her story, Bukola explains how a nurse helped her to escape domestic violence and labor trafficking. This is the third video in a series of publically available videos that feature diverse survivors of human trafficking. 

HT Survivor Video – Bukola Oriola

For human trafficking victim outreach posters and patient education brochures, please visit This is all possible with support from the CommonSpirit Foundation. Thank you for your ongoing support for this program to identify and empower victims of human trafficking!

Celebrating Women

In honor of Women Physicians Day, Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day, and in recognition of the tremendous contributions of past, present and future of women in health care, we’d like to shine a spotlight on our women in health care across CommonSpirit Health. 

To that end, we’re inviting our female Physicians and APPs, and those in administrative roles to share their perspectives, including: 

  • What drew them to a career in medicine or health care? 
  • What advice would they give their younger self?
  • What has been one of their biggest joys in health care?
  • And the biggest lesson they’ve learned along the way?

Please share your perspective here (Google Form):

Deadline for submission: Monday, February 28, 2022.

Human Trafficking Awareness featuring Angela Guanzon

Let’s please continue to raise awareness about human trafficking this month by sharing this NEW CommonSpirit video that features Angela, a survivor of labor trafficking. This is the second video of a series of videos that will feature diverse survivors of human trafficking.


HT Survivor Video – Angela Guanzon

For human trafficking victim outreach posters and patient education brochures, please visit This is all possible with support from the CommonSpirit Foundation. Thank you for your ongoing support for this program to identify and empower victims of human trafficking!

CommonSpirit Faculty has article published in the Journal of Human Trafficking

PTSD that coincides with trauma bonding.  For physicians and other providers it is relatively innovative (not existing in the current medical literature) and useful (as it outlines our medication adjuncts, etc.)

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