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West Tennessee Healthcare, a public, not-for-profit healthcare system participated in a glycemic control program to improve patient safety, care quality and patient health, while reducing the cost of care, average length of stay (ALOS) and hyperglycemic and diabetic patient readmissions.
Medical Center leveraged McKesson Analytics Explorer™ to develop a readmission risk dashboard to provide access to key data at a glance. The
solution helped to automate the process of finding patients at high risk for readmission, where the opportunity for improvement was greatest. Tracking these patients’ experiences enabled Medical Center to analyze the effect of transitional care on readmission rates as well as patient satisfaction and overall costs.
In the following exclusive interview, LTC Michael Cepe, Executive Officer of the Warrior Transition Battalion, examines the diagnosis of those enrolled in the battalion, and explores the various educational, physical, and career initiatives available to the warriors, and how this assists with rehabilitation and reintegration. Through a ‘Triad of Patient Care,’ soldier/patients are ‘transitioning’ to restore their health in order to return to service, or due to medical prognosis, will rehabilitate into civilian life.
Our society's overuse of opiates while failing to manage chronic pain has necessitated a paradigm shift in the way that we treat it. After exhaustive analysis, the DOD's Pain Management Task Force and the Institute of Medicine came to the same conclusion that there is a need for improved, integrated care and professional collaboration, to make discovery, and to discern comparative effectiveness of various treatment options and modalities.
VA Secretary David J. Shulkin summarized his plans to use the 2018 budget request towards improving veteran services. The 2018 budget request for discretionary funding totals $82.1 billion (including medical care collections), of which $66.4 billion was previously provided as the VA Medical Care 2018 Advance Appropriation. The budget request for mandatory funding totals $104.3 billion. While Secretary Shulkin acknowledged the VA has made noteworthy improvements in delivering benefits to veterans, more must be done. We have outlined the details of Secretary Shulkin's top five priorities for improving the quality of service provided to veterans by the VA.
Thomas Lynch, MD, Assistant Deputy USH for Clinical Operations and Management discusses:
In this exclusive article, experts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs share with us how they are addressing the advancements in Telehealth & Transplant technology as well as challenges, solutions and the road ahead for veterans affairs.
Dr. William Patterson, Network Director, VISN 15 discusses:
Our nation's veterans are struggling in many areas some of them include spinal cord injury, substance abuse and PTSD. But not only are important strides being made in combating these issues, there’s progress being made which include better women's care and prosthetics for those in need.
Explore the many different faces of our nation's veterans in this interactive eBook packed with articles, interviews and statistics for all of these issues, and get a glimpse into how many decide to solve them.
Most factors impacting health and life expectancy occur outside of the clinical setting. By engaging the Veteran in a holistic manner, the VA can deliver personalized care options. Salesforce explains how a Veteran-centric digital experience improves engagement and care plan adherence, resulting in better outcomes.
Danny Pummill, Acting Under Secretary for Benefits, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs discusses some of the current challenges facing the VA, and what is being done to address them.
In this exclusive interview with Combat & Casualty, MG Richard Thomas Commander (Outgoing) Western Regional Medical Command, Director (Incoming) Health Care Operations, Defense Health Agency talks about the primary advances to address the needs of combat casualties. In addition, MG Thomas discusses the challenges regarding lessons learned on today’s asymmetric battlefields
Robert B. Belshe, MD, Dianna and J. Joseph Adorjan Endowed Professor of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine discusses:
This article by CDR James V. Lawler, Deputy Director, JC2RT states the outcomes and improvements made by evidence based medicine (EBM). In addition, it will show you the importance on why clinical trials are essential for the continues development of combat casualty care
The dire need for improvement in the business processes within The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has been a source of much discussion over the past few months. With the appointment of David Shulkin as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in February has come renewed hope and need for greater accountability. In his May 31st State of VA report, Shulkin detailed 13 areas within which the department will be working towards improvements.