Every doc, every healthcare provider has at least one version of the same story—“I was trying to help them and they hurt me!”
During a June 18 webinar presented by Becker’s Healthcare and sponsored by Collective Medical, Anne Zink, MD and medical director for emergency medicine at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center (MSRMC) in Matanuska-Suitna Borough, Alaska, outlined the origins and potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.
For one, we need to stop requiring and enabling providers to dip their toes into value-based care and put down a hard time line with hard requirements. Fundamentally, we need to end the system we currently have where quality, cost, and outcomes are irrelevant.
In a move to bring more data interoperability to its care coordination efforts, long term and post-acute care provider Consulate Health Care said it is partnering with Collective Medical to meet what has been a consistent challenge for all stakeholders in the provider community, which is to better share data on patients and residents as they transition from one care setting to another.
For Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network, higher follow-up rates mean fewer patients retiring to the hospital after discharge, meaning a reduction in avoidable emergency department admissions and readmission, ultimately saving the hospital money and more.
Meat and Potatoes shines a light on the people in Silicon Slopes who get things done. Hosted by Silicon Slopes Director of Operations, Garrett Clark along with random interns, we explore how, why, and when they get those things done, and why their work is the meat and potatoes of Utah’s tech community. In this episode, we are joined by Adam Green and Wylie van den Akker from Collective Medical who are the CTO and CISO respectively. Wylie and Adam founded the company while in their BYU dorm room more than 10 years ago, after Adam’s mother, an ED social worker, told them to “make a computer program” to solve her problems coordinating care with other hospitals. They obeyed Adam’s Mother and it is a fun and interesting story.
The last day for public comments on the proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interoperability rule has passed. But moving beyond proposed rules, questions about ethical data exchange and financial responsibility remain.
Data has quickly become king in the increasingly challenging skilled nursing world, but the question of how different providers along the care continuum can use that data remains a sticking point.
Real-time notifications have allowed the case managers to follow up with more patients during their hospital stay and engage members. It’s also made for more accurate contact information.
For us at Collective Medical, the value of conferences is absolutely in the connections and conversation.