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March 27, 2020
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The Story as a Catalyst for Change

As healthcare leaders we gather data and use the numbers to guide our decisions and make strategic plans for our organization’s future. Sometimes, however, we come across a patient story so revealing and so humbling that it compels us to act now. The all-to-real human experience as relayed to us by a distraught mother, by the trustee-turned-patient, or by a trusted staff member becomes so palpable that it is clear what change is urgently needed. The story becomes the catalyst for change.

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March 27, 2020
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Enlisting Telehealth May Help Patients Concerned About COVID-19 While Protecting the Public—and Your Team

With public fears over COVID-19 at a high pitch, emergency rooms and urgent care centers are being taxed to keep up with demand for immediate attention and care. They’re also learning on the fly how to mitigate risk for infecting other patients, and the staff themselves. 

March 9, 2020
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Ultrasound-guided interventions in sports and regenerative medicine

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas UGPro® Solution Case Study.

Ultrasound is increasingly being used by sports and regenerative medicine physicians to supplement a diagnostic musculoskeletal (MSK) evaluation. With ultrasound, point-of-care (POC) healthcare providers can visualize soft tissue tears in muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint spaces at a high spatial resolution. Along with growth in diagnostic procedures, ultrasound is also increasingly being used to guide injections especially in pain management and regenerative medicine. 

March 2, 2020
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How consumer-centric is your healthcare organization?

HFMA has developed a model for healthcare organizations to determine their level of consumer-centric service and identify areas for improvement.

“The expectations of the business part of healthcare have increased for consumers,” said Todd Nelson, HFMA’s director of partner relationships and chief partnership executive. “Folks have always expected high-quality patient care and excellent clinical care, but today’s consumers are demanding more.”

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March 2, 2020
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Social determinants of health ROI challenges are not yet outweighing potential benefits to patients

As the U.S. health system continues to shift to value-based and population-based payment models, providers are approaching patient care more holistically — considering not only patients’ medical conditions, but other factors that impact patient health — including social determinants of health (SDOH), such as nutrition, housing and transportation.

March 2, 2020
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When Your Workers Comp Patient Is Reluctant to Return to Work

One of the occupational medicine provider’s most difficult challenges is when a patient with a work-related injury or illness is judged ready to return to full duty, but the patient resists going back to work.

 

March 2, 2020
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Konica Minolta Healthcare Expands Ultrasound Guided Solutions Through Partnership with RegenLab® USA

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announces a newly formed partnership with RegenLab USA LLC to distribute its regenerative medicine portfolio of bio-injectable products to the musculoskeletal (MSK), pain management, radiology and veterinary markets in the United States and Canada. The bio-injectable line includes preparation devices for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and other blood cell therapies, delivered using ultrasound guidance.

March 2, 2020
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Futurescan: Transformation and Disruption

The Society for Health Care Strategy & Mar­ket Development (SHSMD) and the American College of Healthcare Executives have curated a magnificent array of thought leaders who serve as subject matter experts for Futurescan 2020–2025: Healthcare Trends and Implications. The annual publication is designed to help leaders and professionals in the field negotiate the path ahead for some of the major factors creating transformation in healthcare. 

January 6, 2020
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Evolving toward engagement: The recent history of patient segmentation

Patient segmentation — classifying people according to their ability and propensity to pay their medical bills — has been around for a long time. In recent decades, technology that determines these classifications and updates the resulting profile has also improved the accuracy of these portraits of patients’ financial footing. Health system use of that information, however, hasn’t evolved at the same pace.

January 6, 2020
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Expanding Your Urgent Care Product Line with Massage Therapy, Aesthetics, and Body Sculpting

Maintaining not only growth but also profitability in the increasingly competitive urgent care marketplace requires a willingness to seek out and assess new services, and the wherewithal to offer those deemed to be a good fit for your business model. “Spa services” may be one such possibility warranting consideration.

 

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