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Addressing the Opioid Crisis with Technology

From 2006 to 2012, 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills were distributed throughout the US. That’s an average of nearly 11 billion pain pills per year. Clinicians can play a significant role in addressing the opioid epidemic that takes the lives of tens of thousands of people every year.

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Recap: ACEP19 Focused Heavily on Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is a much bigger problem in healthcare settings than many people realize. The topic was a recurring theme at this year’s annual ACEP conference, both in opening remarks and educational sessions throughout the conference.

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Supporting More Informed Decisions at the Point of Care With CCDs

It’s Collective’s mission to help care teams identify and support our country’s most vulnerable patients.  Toward this mission, Collective is now participating bidirectionally in national CCD networks and integrating CCDs to support informed treatment decision making...

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3 Ways to Optimize the ED Work Environment

Emergency physicians and clinicians are continually adjusting to the ever changing demands of the emergency department (ED) environment. A sudden influx of patients and a wide range of illnesses and conditions lead to interruptions, multitasking, and the need for...

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Addressing the Effects of Alert Fatigue: Part 2

Last week, I talked about physical and psychological effects of alert fatigue. This is part two to that article, where I’m going to discuss strategies for reducing alert fatigue in your hospital or facility. Strategies for leadership and providers Establish alert...

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Addressing the Effects of Alert Fatigue: Part 1

According to a study conducted by John Hopkins Hospital, it’s estimated that the average hospital bed triggers 350 monitor alarms per patient, per day. This, in combination with the squeak of gurney wheels, the hum of fluorescent hospital lights, and the crackling of...

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3 Ways to Reduce Emergency Department Length of Stay

Increased length of stay in the emergency department has been associated with higher left without being seen rates, lower patient satisfaction scores, and increased time before pain management. Here are three ways to reduce emergency department length of stay.

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Everyone Wins When We Work Together

Having recently joined Collective Medical, I’ve spent some time reflecting on my journey to this point. My career path has been long and varied, but I’m psyched to be here. Each turn has led me to the point of passionately believing in Collective’s mission to make a...

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