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Case Management Advisor – May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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  • COVID-19 Devastates At-Risk Populations

    The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have a devastating effect on people with chronic diseases or who are immunosuppressed, are older, or obese. In other words, the people most at risk of serious illness from the disease are the same people case managers help each day. Case managers should focus more on remote case management, taking the pandemic into account as they contact and monitor patients.

  • Telehealth Intervention Provides Solutions for Era of Social Distancing

    A recent study revealed how healthcare organizations can design a telehealth pilot program for elderly and at-risk populations with long-term health conditions. Researchers found that using the Model for Developing Complex Interventions in Nursing, healthcare providers could design a multifaceted telehealth intervention to minimize reinstitutionalization of people with multiple chronic conditions.

  • Palliative Care Professionals Say Capacity Must Be Expanded

    Thousands of people with serious illness from COVID-19 need palliative care at a time when this typically scarce resource is stretched thinner than ever before. Palliative care professionals held a webinar in the early days of the outbreak in New York City to discuss how their knowledge and resources could be used to help the many people in need.

  • CMSA Launches New Guidelines for Case Management Adherence

    The Case Management Society of America is releasing its 2020 Case Management Adherence Guidelines to provide case managers with tactics for improving population health. The guidelines are designed to assist case managers and case management leaders in all practice settings.

  • Rapid Assessment Zone Re-Engineers Patient Intake Process, Expedites Care

    In the continuing quest to minimize wait times and enhance operational efficiency, clinicians and administrators have developed many patient flow models, most of which tend to work best in EDs with specific characteristics or patient populations. Sometimes, a unique model emerges that is worth considering for ED leaders who suspect there is more they could do to optimize their resources and serve patients more efficiently.

  • Global Standards Help Improve Patient Safety and Outcomes

    A Louisiana health system is improving safety and patient outcomes by expanding its use of barcodes and other tracking under the commonly used GS1 standards. The effort also is yielding better inventory management. Along the way, the health system developed a GS1 implementation program that other organizations can use.