Education and Collaboration News

Issue 4, October 2017

  • 10/24/17

    Innovations in patient care and technology are constantly emerging to improve health care. Each new advancement claims to be better than what is currently available. But, with so many new devices and procedures entering the market, it can be difficult to determine which ones should be adopted and which ones should be rejected.

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  • 10/24/17

    When looking for opportunities to improve efficiencies in Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) episodes, focusing on the ‘low-hanging fruit’ might make sense, but it’s important to not miss the other big pieces that require more of a stretch to grab.

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  • 10/24/17

    A 2016 white paper assessing pharmacy market trends offered the following recommendation, “Hospitals should strongly consider investing in their own ambulatory (outpatient, retail) and specialty pharmacy infrastructure to meet the need for high-quality comprehensive pharmacy services in the outpatient setting.”

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  • 10/24/17

    Sepsis is the most common, costly and deadly diagnosis in U.S. hospitals, with one sepsis patient being diagnosed every 20 seconds. More people die from sepsis than from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.

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Issue 3, July 2017

Issue 2, April 2017

Issue 1, March 2017

  • 03/02/17

    With barely two months of 2017 behind us, the transition health care providers are experiencing is significant. Between the uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), providers are justifiably concerned about future reimbursements for the care they provide.

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  • 03/02/17

    Health care manufacturers are constantly evaluating current products for enhancement opportunities while also bringing innovations that will grow their share of the market. Providers – who are tasked with determining if a new (and often more expensive) technology measurably improves patient outcomes – most acutely feel this constant product push.

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  • 03/02/17

    Nurses regularly face events that can range from the ordinary and routine to the shocking and tragic. While their medical training and experience gives them a solid foundation for delivering patient care, it doesn’t always prepare them for challenges they face as they advance into nurse leadership roles.

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  • 03/02/17

    One of the reasons I find health care to be such an exciting field to work in is the vast amount of data it produces and the fact that there’s always a unique set of challenges with each data set. And with each challenge, there’s also an opportunity to engineer process improvements that can save money and maybe even lives.

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Issue 1, October 2016