EvergreenHealth and Overlake Announce Joint Venture
EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center recently announced the formation of Eastside Health Alliance, a joint venture the two health systems said will improve coordination of care and improve access for residents of the Eastside.
The two organizations will still be separate entities, but will now have better coordination and access for doctors and patients. The new venture has three goals:
- Collaboration for neuroscience, cardiac, and thoracic surgery services.
- Data sharing through a Coordinated Quality Program (CQP).
- Formation of a single Eastside Clinically Integrated Network (CIN).
“Our organizations share the goal of providing the highest quality, best value, safest and most comprehensive care,” said Overlake president and CEO J. Michael Marsh.
Bellevue College Introduces New Degree in Digital Marketing
Bellevue College recently announced a new bachelor of applied science degree in digital marketing, with classes set to begin this spring. The degree, which will be the 12th baccalaureate degree offered at the college, was approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The new program was designed largely in response to the high-demand from local employers in need of marketing professionals with hands-on digital experience, school officials said.
Local Apps Worth A Few Bytes
A Better Commute
Kirkland-based INRIX knows how frustrating traffic can be, which is why the company created a traffic app designed to help users more easily get where they’re trying to go. The app provides commuters with everything they need to know about their commute, including real-time ETAs, traffic conditions, nearby accidents, turn-by-turn navigation, and alternative routes. It also provides an overview of your most-traveled routes to offer optimal departure times so you spend less time sitting in traffic.
Office 365 subscribers now can communicate with their coworkers from the convenience of their phones. The Microsoft Teams app, released in November, provides users with a chat-centered workspace that houses files and conversations in one place. Share team files, start a private or group chat, schedule a meeting, and more.