Tag: Patient Navigation

Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies | Nurse Helping Patient Out of Bed

Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies

One key measure of hospital care quality is the facility’s readmission rates, or the percentage of patients who experience unplanned readmission after a previous stay. Readmissions are expensive—more than $14,000 per readmission in costs to the hospital, on average, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Even though hospitals may end up making a net profit from a patient’s...

Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, HRRP, Nursing, Patient Behavior, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, Social Determinants

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ePROs: What are Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes? Woman on Smartphone

ePROs: What are Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes?

The term patient-reported outcomes (PROs) refers to a health outcome directly based on patient self-reporting. PROs are a key aspect of clinical trials and treatments, and in modern health care settings, many organizations are transitioning away from pen-and-paper data collection methods and moving to electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs). Analog vs. Digital Research has shown there are...

Cancer, Care Guidance, ePROs, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Patient Navigation, Quality of Care, Social Determinants

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Gaps in Care

4 Strategies for Closing Gaps in Care

To improve quality scores and patient outcomes, healthcare organizations often need to implement strategies that close gaps in care. When there are gaps in patient care, individuals are more likely to experience negative health outcomes, which can result in readmission, lower quality and satisfaction scores, and increased costs for healthcare providers. However, closing these gaps is no simple...

Gaps in Care, Patient Engagement, Patient Navigation

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Social Determinants of Health

How Can Hospitals Impact Social Determinants of Health?

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), or the economic and social conditions that influence the health of patients, have a significant impact on medical outcomes. Factors like homelessness, food insecurity, education quality, and employment opportunities all play a role in an individual’s health and well-being—in fact, some experts say more than 80% of health is directly influenced by these factors,...

Patient Navigation, Social Determinants

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2018 National Patient Navigation Compensation Survey Results

2018 National Patient Navigation Compensation Survey Results

From late 2017 through early 2018, we invited those working in navigation roles in the U.S. to participate in a patient navigation compensation survey. In addition to questions on pay, survey respondents also provided information on their professional experience, the makeup of their navigation teams, training experiences, and more. It is our hope that the resulting data will provide much-needed...

AONN, Cancer Navigation, Nurse Navigators, Nursing, Patient Navigation

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Dr. Edward E. Partridge to Speak at 2018 Healthcare Bundled Payments Conference

Dr. Edward E. Partridge, Chief Medical Officer of Conversion Healthcare, is slated to speak at the 2018 Healthcare Bundled Payments Conference. The conference is scheduled for September 13-14, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Partridge will draw on his experience as Medical Director of the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network and Director Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of the UAB Comprehensive...

Alternative Payment Models, BPCI, BPCI Advanced, Bundled Payments, Care Guidance, Patient Care Connect, Patient Navigation, UAB Medicine

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UAB Medicine, Cancer Navigation Program, COPD Care Guidance

UAB Medicine Partners With Guideway Care for COPD Care Guidance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Apr 24, 2018: Guideway Care today announced a new care guidance partnership with UAB Medicine for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The partnership aims to improve patient health by providing additional, non-clinical support beyond the hospital stay. Patients in the program receive support and instruction from trained lay navigators, or care guides, through...

Alternative Payment Models, Bundled Payments, Care Coordination, Care Guidance, COPD, HRRP, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, UAB Medicine

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A New Direction in Cancer Care – American Healthcare Leaders Magazine Interviews Guideway Care COO

“Working at Guideway Care is one of the most exciting things I’ve ever been able to do in my career,” Graham says. “This company has such a great purpose. We are doing something that improves patient care and population health while making health care more affordable for everyone in the system.” Read the full article at https://americanhealthcareleader.com/2017/new-direction-cancer-care/.

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Guidance, Patient Navigation

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Craig Parker Tells the Guideway Care Story in a Techbilder’s Blog

The story behind Guideway Care goes back to the early 2000s, when a team from UAB led by Ed Partridge and Mona Fouad secured a grant to conduct women’s health screenings in rural Alabama. Their goal was to eliminate the disparities in disease detection and treatment between rural and urban regions. Read more at http://www.techbilders.com/index.php/2017/10/11/craig-parker-guideway-care/.

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Patient Navigation, Rural Health, UAB Medicine

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Guideway Care Welcomes Chief Medical Officer, Edward E. Partridge, M.D.

Birmingham, AL, October 3, 2017: Edward E. Partridge, M.D., has been named chief medical officer of Birmingham, Alabama-based Guideway Care, according to an announcement by Craig Parker, the company’s president and CEO. Dr. Partridge, recognized as one of the country’s leading gynecologic-oncologists, is highly regarded for his work to improve access to quality health care for underserved populations...

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, Care Coordination, Care Guidance, Health Disparities, OCM, Oncology Care Model, Patient Navigation, UAB Medicine

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