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Ochsner Health Utilizes Groundbreaking Ablation System for Atrial Fibrillation

April 9, 2024

The John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute brings an advancement in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders to the New Orleans and Gulf South region utilizing a new cardiac ablation procedure, the FARAPULSE Pulse Field Ablation System. 

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Ochsner Digital Medicine Partners with Humana Healthy Horizons

February 27, 2024

Ochsner Digital Medicine has partnered with Humana Healthy Horizons to provide digital medicine services to its members.

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Ochsner Health physician granted NIH Trailblazer Award

February 14, 2024

In response to the pressing need for new pain treatments during the opioid crisis, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has honored Dr. Hernan Bazan, an Ochsner Health physician and John Ochsner Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Innovation, with the 2024 NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative® Director’s Trailblazer Award.

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Ochsner Health Honored With Vizient Southern States Brilliance Award

December 22, 2023

Dr. Hill received the Brilliance Award for his presentation, "Using Automated Text to Reduce Queries and Enhance Clinical Documentation." This project showcases how Ochsner, an innovator in digital healthcare, is testing generative AI to draft message responses from healthcare workers to patients.

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Ochsner Health achieves HIMSS Validation for advanced digital adoption

November 21, 2023

Stage 7 validation represents Ochsner's commitment to optimize the use of data, information and technology to advance quality of care for patients, says the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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S&P Global Ratings affirms ‘A’ Credit Rating with a stable outlook for Ochsner Health

October 25, 2023

S&P Global Ratings issued a report on October 23, 2023 that reflected continued confidence in Ochsner’s finances, leadership and strength.

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Ochsner Health to integrate generative AI into patient messaging

September 18, 2023

A small group of Ochsner clinicians will participate in testing a new Epic feature that drafts responses to routine patient requests, which will then be reviewed and edited by the clinicians. The feature is meant to speed up app response time to patients and allows doctors to spend more time with patients.

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Ochsner MD Anderson first in Louisiana to use CAR T cell therapy to treat cancer in adults

September 12, 2023

A New Orleans patient received CAR T cell therapy in June, with a complete response and no evidence of cancer in late July, putting them in full remission.

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Ochsner Digital Medicine Partners with Hawaii-Based AlohaCare

August 7, 2023

Ochsner Digital Medicine will partner with Hawaii-based health plan AlohaCare to provide digital medicine services to its members.

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Validation Institute confirms savings from Ochsner Digital Medicine

June 26, 2023

Ochsner Digital Medicine has achieved Validation for Savings by the Validation Institute, an independent non-profit organization. The Institute confirmed in a new propensity-matched study that members of Ochsner Connected Health’s chronic disease management program have lower per member per month costs than similar non-participants.

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