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Case Management Advisor – November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

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  • Falls Injure Millions of Americans, Cost $50 Billion Each Year

    Recent studies challenge assumptions about how case managers and other healthcare professionals can reduce fall risk among older patients with comorbidities and recent hospital stays. The key is to focus on fall risk from just before a person is hospitalized to weeks after hospitalization.

  • A Look at STRIDE Study Intervention

    The Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders study produced breakthrough findings that suggest fall prevention among older adults is more challenging than the authors of previous research found.

  • Care Coordination Program Fills Gaps in Social Determinants of Health

    An interprofessional care coordination program helps train college students while helping vulnerable communities. The Richmond Health and Wellness Program began in 2012 with the three prongs of education, research, and service. The idea of the health and wellness program was to provide care to people to fill their gaps from social determinants of health.

  • Non-Medical Home Care Can Fill Gaps to Help Seniors at Home

    The frontline caregivers who visit patients’ homes and provide help with their activities of daily living often are the unrecognized helpers, preventing chronically ill patients from heading to the emergency department or hospital. As population health initiatives and case management increasingly transition at-risk patients home and keep them out of the hospital, there is a greater need for home-based resources.

  • Medication Reconciliation Improved with Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Health Record

    Covenant Medical Center in Saginaw, MI, recently used artificial intelligence-driven technology to protect staff and improve the quality of care for patients in its emergency care unit, completely automating the medication reconciliation process.

  • Healthcare Workers Holding the Line Against Pandemic

    Many have died and more have been sickened, but the nation’s healthcare workers are grimly holding the line against the worst pandemic in a century. Those who survive may pay a mental health price, a “moral injury” not unlike soldiers returning from war, mental health experts warn.