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On December 5th, Becky Wilkinson, MSW, CWSA and Regional Behavioral Health Outreach Program Manager at Providence Health presented a Collective-sponsored webinar through Inside Digital Health on addressing social determinants of health (SDOH). She shared details of a...
Thousands of patients across the country rely on hospital emergency departments for care every day. While most patients visit the ED for acute health needs such as broken bones or severe illness, some regularly misuse the ED to obtain prescriptions.
On December 4th, Gina Sulmeyer, MD and David Presser, MD, MPH from Torrance Memorial Medical Center presented a Becker’s Hospital Review webinar titled “Collaboration: The Key to Optimizing ED Utilization, Tracking, and Workplace Safety in the Hospital Care Setting.” Learn how Torrance Memorial has been able to streamline care for patients with high ED utilization, substance use disorders, and those with histories of violent incidents—resulting in a reduction in visits per month of 52 percent.
Social determinants of health account for 80-90 percent of modifiable contributors to a patient’s health outcome, making the issue critically important for care teams to identify and address. Patients struggling with social determinants often have complex needs that can’t be met at a single point of care. Technology can help bridge the gaps.
The Collective Medical data science team conducted an observational study and found that clinician-generated care insights reduced emergency department visits and increased throughput.
Although implementing workplace violence prevention programs can be expensive, recognizing that these changes can be profitable—and maybe even less costly—can help overcome existing mindsets to find a plan that works. Dr. Hamad Husainy is a staff physician with Helen Keller Hospital, the founder of Sycamore, and a member of Collective’s Clinical Advisory Board.
For ACOs and other organizations with an emphasis on accountability and value-based care, meeting regulations established by CMS and ONC is key to ensuring patients are receiving the best care possible while avoiding penalties. It can be difficult to know where to begin coordinating care with navigating several care teams and providers. This whitepaper provides a starting point for ACOs looking to help patients and lower costs.
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.