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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare: Sepsis Education Crucial for Quality Patient Care

September 13, 2013 by Joan Justice

Jennifer MacDermott

World Sepsis Day is September 13th and it's a great opportunity to really focus on the importance of reducing the incidence of sepsis in hospitals. Reducing the incidence of sepsis leads to higher quality of patient care, reduced health costs and reduced readmissions.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare: Jason Maude and Isabel Symptom Checker

July 31, 2013 by Joan Justice

Jason Maude

The Isabel Symptom Checker is a free online service that lets you input symptoms into a program that will then analyze them and send back to you some possible diagnoses. The Isabel Symptom Checker covers about 6,000 diseases and allows you to input an almost infinite number of symptoms in normal language.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Scott Zimmerman and Televox

July 23, 2013 by Joan Justice

Scott Zimmerman

Today, we have Scott Zimmerman here from Televox to talk further about patient engagement and provider/patient communications. Televox is a high-tech engagement communications company that provides automated voice, email, SMS and web solutions to motivate patients to take care of their own health.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Conor O'Byrne Talks Patient/Provider Communications

July 9, 2013 by Joan Justice

Conor O'Byrne

This week, Conor O'Byrne is with us from RelateCare to talk about improving patient outcomes through enhanced, effective and timely communications between patients, providers and caregivers. RelateCare‘s Discharge Call Back Program has been shown to decrease readmissions and increase patient satisfaction.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost Video Interview Series: Dr Seth Feuerstein Talks Cognitive Behavior Therapy

June 4, 2013 by Joan Justice

Today, Dr Seth Feuerstein will tell us about the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) products that Cobalt Therapeutics develops to help patients take better control of their own health.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Kelly Tappenden and The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition

May 21, 2013 by Joan Justice

Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD

Today, Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD talks about the Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition. The Alliance is the result of the partnership of five prestigious healthcare organizations: Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and Abbott Nutrition. It has for goal to raise awareness about hospital malnutrition and improve patient outcomes while reducing costs through early nutrition screening, assessment and intervention.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Dr. Joseph Valenti Talks About The Physicians Foundation

May 14, 2013 by Joan Justice

Dr. Joseph Valenti

This week, Dr. Joseph Valenti, a practising physician in Texas, talks about The Physicians Foundation, an organization founded in 2003 to support healthcare improvements in the delivery of patient care, provide physicians with a support system, promote physician leadership and education, and further improve physician practices.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Dr. Ivana Schnur Explains Sense.ly's Remote Assesment Hub

May 7, 2013 by Joan Justice

Ivana Schnur, M.D./ Ph.D.

This week, Ivana Schnur explains Sense.ly's Remote Assesment Hub for virtual visits with real care. Sense.ly is a virtual online nurse equipped with a set of remote diagnostic tools. Using speech recognition, augmented reality, and medical devices, Sense.ly can quickly assess a patient’s condition and provide caregivers with relevant insights for meaningful follow-up.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Lou Caputo Talks Hand Hygiene Data Tracking

April 30, 2013 by Joan Justice

Lou Caputo

This week, Lou Caputo, CEO of Summerville Medical Center in South Carolina, talks about a new hand hygiene plan that can help lower infection risk for patients. In hospitals, hand hygiene is crucial in the prevention of infection which can lead to complications and increases in morbidity. Proper hand hygiene takes minutes but is often overlooked or inproperly performed.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Gary Rost Talks Value-Based Purchasing

April 23, 2013 by Joan Justice

Gary Rost

Today, Gary Rost is here with me to talk about the Savannah Business Group and value-based purchasing. SBG is a business coalition that group purchases healthcare services for self-funded employers. They negotiate rates, services, and access with medical service providers on behalf of the members ot the coalition.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Kevin Palattao and Virtuwell

April 9, 2013 by Joan Justice

Kevin Palattao

This week, Kevin Palattao, Vice President of HealthPartners Clinics in Minnesota talks about HealthPartner's Virtuwell, an innovative online diagnostic and treatment service. Virtuwell is available 24/7 and will diagnose and treat illnesses, put patients in touch with a nurse practitioner and supply prescriptions if necessary.[read more]

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High Quality, Low Cost HealthCare Video Interview Series: Dr Ricardo Bello Talks Reducing Readmissions @MontefioreNYC

April 2, 2013 by Joan Justice

Dr Ricardo Bello

Today, Dr Ricardo Bello, assistant professor in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City tells us about the GRRAM (Goal to Reduce Readmissions at Montefiore) Project. Dr Bello leads the Department’s quality assurance and performance improvement committee and through this committee, GRRAM was initiated to keep patients recovering from heart surgery from having to be re-admitted to the hospital.[read more]