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December 1st, 2019

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  • Program for Navajo Diabetes Population Uses Case Management Techniques

    A health center that works with a Navajo population in Arizona faced challenges in improving care for people who struggle to overcome cultural and economic barriers to care. The center’s solution combines case management with cultural integration in medical care.

  • Navajo Case Management Program Combines Cultural, Patient-Centered Care

    The best way to improve the health of high-risk patients might require case management that is sensitive to the population’s particular cultural, religious, and socioeconomic needs. Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility in Chinle, AZ, created a program that employs culturally sensitive care management staff. Health coaches meet with patients to help them make their first doctor appointments and to navigate them through the healthcare system.

  • Connected Care Management Model Helps Rehab Patients

    A connected care management program for stroke and other inpatient rehabilitation patients could work for all at-risk patients as they transition from inpatient acute care to rehabilitation care, home health, and the community.

  • Health System’s Risk Analytics Find Patients in Most Need

    Artificial intelligence and case management can help patients stay out of the hospital. An inpatient rehabilitation hospital system uses risk stratification data from electronic health records to identify patients with declining health who might need to be sent to an acute care hospital.

  • Hospital Improves Acute Care for Elders With Dedicated Unit

    A Massachusetts-based health system is reporting positive results from an initiative designed to improve care for geriatric patients and increase the use of advance care planning. Baystate Health’s Acute Care for Elders model of care is a designated unit that includes staff trained on mobility, rationalizing, medication, early discharge planning, and early recognition and treatment of dementia.

  • Nurse Suicides Finally Coming to Light

    Overcoming the historic dearth of data on a critical issue, the authors of a new study reported that nurses are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. Researchers reported that female nurse suicide rates in the United States were significantly higher than for women in general, with a rate of 11.9 per 100,000 nurses, compared to 7.5 suicides per 100,000 women in the population. Male nurse suicides are even higher, with a rate of 39.8 per 100,000, compared to 28.2 per 100,000 men in general.