Healthcare 2014: Driving efficiency through technology. Part two: Chronic Disease Management and Preventative Health

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Healthcare 2014: Driving efficiency through technology. Part two: Chronic Disease Management and Preventative Health"

Transcription

1 Healthcare 2014: Driving efficiency through technology Alex Holderness for Australian Healthcare Week 2014 Technology is sitting right at the heart of the healthcare efficiency drive and it s easy to see why. Data-sharing and analytics, collaboration and digital practices will be the driving force behind delivering healthcare services predictively. Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week 2014, I took a look at some of the biggest emerging areas where technology is driving efficiency to find out what s on the horizon. Part two: Chronic Disease Management and Preventative Health Chronic conditions currently account for 70% of all diseases in Australia with predictions expected to increase to 80% by Systems like remote patient monitoring will ensure that quality care is delivered at all time Latest news: Telehealth to relieve healthcare pressures worldwide Challenges facing healthcare sector Governments in Asia Pacific understand the need to prepare for their greying population. In Japan, 23 per cent of the population is over 65 years old. In India, the over-65s will make up 19 per cent of its total population by the year 2015, he cites a few examples. The rising cost of healthcare is another major concern. Chronic diseases cost 3.5 times more to manage compared to regular diseases. Governments are also exploring ways to prevent patients with chronic conditions from escalating into acute episodes which again, are more expensive to manage. Based on a study in Australia, it costs A$967 (US$848) a day to have a patient in hospital. Inpatient healthcare spending has increased by 95 per cent over the decade, he says. There is therefore an urgency to change the way we approach healthcare. Instead of fixing problems only when they happen, governments and healthcare providers are looking at a preventive approach with a focus on wellness.

2 How telehealth can help There are three key areas where telehealth can play a role in relieving these pressures: prevention and wellness, transition of care and post-acute care, continues Emerson. In general, telehealth increases the access points so that healthcare providers can reach people where they are. With preventive health analytics today, we can better educate people on how to enhance their wellness and prevent diseases. These can be done in real-time over audio or videoconferencing, live-streaming or recorded sessions, he says. Better transition of care can improve clinical outcomes. Telehealth can facilitate effective care coordination by bringing stakeholders together. When a patient is discharged from the hospital, we have to connect them not just to the healthcare team, but also to the social structure that will support them in their homes. Technology-enabled live interaction can effectively connect the nurse, GP and the patient s family members, no matter what device they are on, adds Emerson. Finally, telehealth can improve post acute care to reduce the rate of unnecessary hospitalisation re-admission. In US, unnecessary hospitalisation re-admission within the first 30 days costs US$26.1 billion. Remote health monitoring technology has now allow healthcare professionals to track large population of patients. However, distance between the patient and healthcare provider can hamper meaningful and timely follow-up, explains Emerson. With videoconferencing technology, doctors and nurses can easily reach out to patients and swiftly respond to data, that can help decrease rehospitalisation rate and provide huge cost savings, he adds. Emerson believes that real-time videoconferencing technology provides great opportunities to enhance patient satisfaction, increase access to care and lower the rising cost of healthcare. Story originally published at Future Gov:

3 HETT featured speaker spotlight: Philip Nesci, CIO at Monash health I ve spent most of my career on leading change initiatives as an integral part of the business, rather than focusing on technology, says Dr Philip Nesci, CIO for Monash Health, Victoria s largest health care provider. I m not interested in the technology per se, but only what it can do to improve business. Like his view of technology, and as with many other CIOs, Nesci s background doesn t show the IT focus that might be expected of someone who has been global CIO for international chemicals company Orica, and director for IT for Energy Australia. Instead, he has a doctorate in nuclear physics and authored a book titled Inelastic Proton Scattering as a Test of Nuclear Spectroscopy in the late 1970s. He is also a graduate of the executive program at the Michigan Business School. The most useful courses have been those that have focused on commercial business management and those that develop soft skills such as leadership, collaboration and influencing, and people management, he says. This people-oriented attitude is critical at Monash, a public health service which provides integrated health care to a quarter of metropolitan Melbourne s population. This includes 193,000 people admitted to its various hospitals in the last year, 180,000 emergency presentations, and more than 9000 babies delivered. Being in the public healthcare industry, we are not for profit. Our main drivers are about providing access to healthcare and improving the quality of care for our patients. I spend most of my time working with the business to achieve that rather than the technology initiatives, he says. Nesci is working on getting the organisation to embrace an electronic medical record system, something he says will be critical for improving the way it delivers better patient care. It will eventually have a major impact on the organisation. Another key technology area is mobile technology. Gone are the days when you could mandate what devices staff use, he says. Read the full story on Phillip here:

4 Sponsor spotlight: Austco Taking preventative measures: Infection control What are some of the main challenges with infection control, where are some of the risk factors in healthcare facilities? One of the challenges is education, establishing how we drive down the risks of (Healthcare Acquired Infections) HIAs. There are things that can be done to reduce and control HAIs, it s going to happen, but the risk can be minimized. Educating staff is key. Staff workflow is also a challenge, basic routines such as hand washing can be neglected if you have a patient screaming in pain and not enough staff to cover. The last challenge would be the length of stay; the longer the patient is in the healthcare facility, the higher the risk they have of contracting a HAI. Do you have any statistics you could share on the impact this is having on efficiency? Yes and they re very working. Research that has been done in Australia demonstrated that 7,000 a year have died after contracting an infection, 200,000 actually contract a HAI whilst in hospital. There are 850,000 lost bed days in Australian hospitals each year because of the extra time that people have to stay once. The average length of stay is between extra days of care if you contract a HAI. How are you seeing healthcare facilities in Australia use technology to reduce infection rates? Have you any examples? One of the challenges is human to hum or human to device contact, we ve developed hardware that has antibacterial solution that lasts for 20 years, we re working to drive down these numbers where other devices may spread infection. With software we ve focused on workflow and bed management solutions that can help staff to remember to carry out certain tasks. For example a device called a four button call point, it tells the staff what activity they should be doing and communicates up the chain the next step of the workflow. There s also a full audit trail of the cleaning log so everyone can see a clear picture of the rounds being done each day. This can help identify weak spots to improve HAI numbers.

5 Are there any key areas where you think there s still work to be done? It s such a simple thing, but washing your hands. Everyone has to use medical devices in the hospital, we do it so often but it s so crucial to bring this number down. We re working to lower the risk and speed up the time that patients are kept in hospital. Smart technology can really support with these reminders. Where s your focus, how can you help and what projects are you currently working on? We re looking at the high level clinical workflow with efficiency, it s a big topic in the US and we re seeing it come to surface now in Australian. Having systems like Nurse Call work automatically on a ward, improving workflow and knowledge is a big focus for it. It s about spending more time with the patient and making technology that works well with the end user not against them!

Hospitals without walls. Care without boundaries?

Hospitals without walls. Care without boundaries? Hospitals without walls. Care without boundaries? Patient safety. Audit trails. Clinical governance. Efficiency. Cost reduction and collaboration. In partnership, Hospedia empowers Unify OpenScape through

More information

EHRs and Contexts of Use

EHRs and Contexts of Use 2 EHRs and Contexts of Use A Providers Perspective on EHR User Experience Presented by March 2013 1 EHRs and Contexts of Use It s not a new concept. Most modern EHRs, descending from products designed

More information

DATA ACROSS THE CARE CONTINUUM

DATA ACROSS THE CARE CONTINUUM FierceHealthIT Sponsored by: A FierceHealthIT Executive Summary share: DATA ACROSS THE CARE CONTINUUM Health IT execs share challenges, rewards of data analytics at live event in Chicago By Gienna Shaw

More information

What privatisation means for Medibank. The increasing costs of the health system. Creating sustainability through a focus on health outcomes

What privatisation means for Medibank. The increasing costs of the health system. Creating sustainability through a focus on health outcomes IMPACT OF PRIVATISATION ON HEALTH INSURANCE Peter Derbyshire, General Manager of Strategy and Business Medibank Private Limited Development 1 The Medibank story What privatisation means for Medibank The

More information

CareConnex. Interactive patient care solution

CareConnex. Interactive patient care solution CareConnex Interactive patient care solution A new era of patient care Despite the challenge of reducing cost and the projected shortage of skilled medical professionals, improving quality of care and

More information

Improving the Health Care Journey to Cardiac Rehabilitation for Victorian Aboriginal Patients

Improving the Health Care Journey to Cardiac Rehabilitation for Victorian Aboriginal Patients Improving the Health Care Journey to Cardiac Rehabilitation for Victorian Aboriginal Patients Lorraine Parsons, Manager Programs Raelene Lesniowska, Senior Metropolitan ICAP Project Officer Aboriginal

More information

Some of my colleagues are saying you can only back date the fit note for a maximum of one

Some of my colleagues are saying you can only back date the fit note for a maximum of one Frequently asked Questions about the fit note Written by Prof Sayeed Khan and Dr Debbie Cohen Some of my colleagues are saying you can only back date the fit note for a maximum of one month, is that true?

More information

Care Transitions Training Videoconference December 17, 2009 Questions and Answers

Care Transitions Training Videoconference December 17, 2009 Questions and Answers 1. Q: Will the transition log be sent to the counties and care systems electronically? A: It will be available on each health plan s Web page. If a website is not available, the plan will send the form

More information

Mental Health Assertive Patient Flow

Mental Health Assertive Patient Flow Mental Health NSW Department of Health 73 Miller Street NORTH SYDNEY 2060 Tel: (02) 9391 9000 Fax: (02) 9424 5994 www.health.nsw.gov.au This work is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part

More information

Data: The Steel Thread that Connects Performance and Value

Data: The Steel Thread that Connects Performance and Value WHITE PAPER Data: The Steel Thread that Connects Performance and Value An Encore Point of View Randy L. Thomas, FHIMSS, Managing Director, Value April 2016 Realization Solutions, David H. Brown, Barbara

More information

Guidelines for Telemedicine Scheduling and Patient Care Co-ordination

Guidelines for Telemedicine Scheduling and Patient Care Co-ordination Guidelines for Telemedicine Scheduling and Patient Care Co-ordination Content Overview Introduction to Scheduling and Patient Care Coordination 2 2 Model 1: Healthcare Provider Managed Scheduling and Patient

More information

Empowering Case Managers In The Emergency Department A STRATEGIC ROLE BENEFITS PATIENTS, CARE TEAMS, AND PROVIDERS

Empowering Case Managers In The Emergency Department A STRATEGIC ROLE BENEFITS PATIENTS, CARE TEAMS, AND PROVIDERS Empowering Case Managers In The Emergency Department A STRATEGIC ROLE BENEFITS PATIENTS, CARE TEAMS, AND PROVIDERS Empowering Case Managers In The Emergency Department A STRATEGIC ROLE BENEFITS PATIENTS,

More information

Licensed Healthcare Providers Guidelines for Telemedicine Using the MyDocNow Platform

Licensed Healthcare Providers Guidelines for Telemedicine Using the MyDocNow Platform Contents 1. Scope of These Guidelines... 2 2. What is Telemedicine?... 2 3. Introduction... 3 4. What Are the Benefits of Telemedicine?... 3 5. Frequently Asked Questions Physician Care and Treatment...

More information

DRIVING VALUE IN HEALTHCARE: PERSPECTIVES FROM TWO ACO EXECUTIVES, PART I

DRIVING VALUE IN HEALTHCARE: PERSPECTIVES FROM TWO ACO EXECUTIVES, PART I DRIVING VALUE IN HEALTHCARE: PERSPECTIVES FROM TWO ACO EXECUTIVES, PART I A firm understanding of the key components and drivers of healthcare reform is increasingly important within the pharmaceutical,

More information

WITH you THROUGH LIFE

WITH you THROUGH LIFE WITH you THROUGH LIFE CONTENTS Our purpose What we believe Bupa across the globe Our history Making good health accessible Working in partnership Supporting better healthcare Our people Healthy communities,

More information

Development of a patient satisfaction survey for Acute Medicine. Liz Lees Consultant Nurse & Clinical Dean Acute Medicine

Development of a patient satisfaction survey for Acute Medicine. Liz Lees Consultant Nurse & Clinical Dean Acute Medicine Development of a patient satisfaction survey for Acute Medicine Liz Lees Consultant Nurse & Clinical Dean Acute Medicine 4 th International Conference, Society for Acute Medicine, Edinburgh 7-8 October

More information

The Essential Guide to Using Web Chat in Healthcare

The Essential Guide to Using Web Chat in Healthcare The Essential Guide to Using Web Chat in Healthcare A publication of INTRODUCTION T echnology has revolutionized the way we communicate with one another -- whether it s text messages, e-mails, web chats

More information

Challenging Chronic Disease Through Telehealth

Challenging Chronic Disease Through Telehealth CMMI Innovation Advisor Erin Denholm, Centura Health at Home: Challenging Chronic Disease Through Telehealth Erin Denholm, of Centura Health at Home, joins the Alliance for a discussion of her work with

More information

Following Up with Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department: A Look at Voice and UCSF

Following Up with Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department: A Look at Voice and UCSF Following Up with Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department: A Look at Voice and UCSF page 1 Introduction The transition from hospital to home is a sensitive time period for patients and care providers.

More information

WHITE PAPER. How a multi-tiered strategy can reduce readmission rates and significantly enhance patient experience

WHITE PAPER. How a multi-tiered strategy can reduce readmission rates and significantly enhance patient experience WHITE PAPER How a multi-tiered strategy can reduce readmission rates and significantly enhance patient experience Vocera Communications, Inc. June, 2014 SUMMARY Hospitals that reduce readmission rates

More information

Leveraging Integration Engines for Strategic Data Sharing under Value-Based Care. Produced in partnership with. Featuring industry research by

Leveraging Integration Engines for Strategic Data Sharing under Value-Based Care. Produced in partnership with. Featuring industry research by Leveraging Integration Engines for Strategic Data Sharing under Value-Based Care Produced in partnership with Featuring industry research by 2 The need to share information is becoming a top capability

More information

Professionalism and Customer Service in the Health Environment: Customer Service in Health IT

Professionalism and Customer Service in the Health Environment: Customer Service in Health IT Professionalism and Customer Service in the Health Environment: Customer Service in Health IT Lecture 1 Audio Transcript Slide 1 Welcome to Professionalism and Customer Service in the Health Environment,

More information

Coventry and Warwickshire Repatriation Programme

Coventry and Warwickshire Repatriation Programme NHS Arden Commissioning Support Unit Coventry and Warwickshire Repatriation Programme Large-scale service redesign and innovation to benefit patients Arden Commissioning Support Unit worked with Coventry

More information

Submission on Connecting Health Services with the Future: Modernising Medicare by Providing Rebates for Online Consultations

Submission on Connecting Health Services with the Future: Modernising Medicare by Providing Rebates for Online Consultations Submission on Connecting Health Services with the Future: Modernising Medicare by Providing Rebates for Online Consultations The AMA has reviewed the Department s discussion paper Connecting Health Services

More information

We are working more closely with people to improve health and social care services in Leeds. What does this mean for you?

We are working more closely with people to improve health and social care services in Leeds. What does this mean for you? We are working more closely with people to improve health and social care services in Leeds. What does this mean for you? GPs, health workers, hospital and social care staff are working together more closely

More information

The Health Academy e-learning COURSES

The Health Academy e-learning COURSES Health Information in Tomorrow s World The Health Academy e-learning COURSES Courses Developed 1 1. All the Way to the Blood Bank Around the world, AIDS is shattering young people's opportunities for healthy

More information

e-consent design and implementation issues for health information managers

e-consent design and implementation issues for health information managers e-consent design and implementation issues for health information managers Heather Grain Abstract This article outlines and discusses a number of e-consent issues concerning an individual s access to information

More information

Questions often asked by patients and answers from the Randolph Surgery

Questions often asked by patients and answers from the Randolph Surgery Questions often asked by patients and answers from the Randolph Surgery 1. Why does the Randolph Surgery insist that everyone over 40 (or anyone who requires prescribed medication under 40) has a comprehensive

More information

3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Medical Practice Revenue by 25%

3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Medical Practice Revenue by 25% 3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Medical Practice Revenue by 25% 3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Medical Practice Revenue by 25% There are a hundred ways to streamline workflow and improve revenue in a medical

More information

Snapshot. Co-creating Health. Building new relationships between people with long-term conditions and a supportive health service

Snapshot. Co-creating Health. Building new relationships between people with long-term conditions and a supportive health service Snapshot Co-creating Health Building new relationships between people with long-term conditions and a supportive health service Identify Innovate Demonstrate Encourage What are we doing? We know that people

More information

Criteria Led Discharge

Criteria Led Discharge Criteria Led Discharge Everything you need to know, but may never have asked about criteria led discharge from hospital Liz Lees Consultant Nurse & Clinical Academic Doctoral Research Fellow The University

More information

GREATER MANCHESTER HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE DEVOLUTION STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP BOARD

GREATER MANCHESTER HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE DEVOLUTION STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP BOARD GREATER MANCHESTER HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE DEVOLUTION STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP BOARD 5 Date: 29 January 2016 Subject: Dementia United A 5 year improvement programme for dementia in Greater Manchester Report

More information

Key Priority Area 1: Key Direction for Change

Key Priority Area 1: Key Direction for Change Key Priority Areas Key Priority Area 1: Improving access and reducing inequity Key Direction for Change Primary health care is delivered through an integrated service system which provides more uniform

More information

New frontiers in health system insights using data analytics

New frontiers in health system insights using data analytics New frontiers in health system insights using data analytics Lynton Norris Chief Executive Officer, National Health Funding Body IHPA ABF Conference 2016 10 May 2016 Proudly assisting the Administrator

More information

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding At Home and Inpatient Hospice Care

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding At Home and Inpatient Hospice Care Frequently Asked Questions Regarding At Home and Inpatient Hospice Care Contents Page: Topic Overview Assistance in Consideration Process Locations in Which VNA Provides Hospice Care Determination of Type

More information

Health Home Performance Enhancement through Novel Reuse of Syndromic Surveillance Data

Health Home Performance Enhancement through Novel Reuse of Syndromic Surveillance Data Health Home Performance Enhancement through Novel Reuse of Syndromic Surveillance Data Category: Fast Track Solutions Contact: Tim Robyn Chief Information Officer Office of Administration Information Technology

More information

Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care

Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care Activities for MANAGERS Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care Putting the Framework into action: Getting started Contents Principle: Consumer centred Area for action: 1.1 Develop methods

More information

hospitals and clinics

hospitals and clinics Efficient patient flow for hospitals and clinics Flow Waits, delays and cancellations have almost become an accepted part of receiving and providing healthcare. Healthcare providers are expected to deliver

More information

Marketing Your Telehealth Program

Marketing Your Telehealth Program Marketing Your Telehealth Program A White Paper Marketing Your Telehealth Program 1 Marketing Your Telehealth Program Many Telehealth networks were built on a premise that came from an old movie: If you

More information

A contribution from Clinical Solutions

A contribution from Clinical Solutions Clinical Solutions Midpoint Alencon Link Basingstoke RG21 7PP United Kingdom 12 November 2007 Main +44 (0) 1256 337300 Fax +44 (0) 1256 337399 Email info@csdss.com View www.csdss.com `Better Health, Better

More information

DESCRIBING OUR COMPETENCIES. new thinking at work

DESCRIBING OUR COMPETENCIES. new thinking at work DESCRIBING OUR COMPETENCIES new thinking at work OUR COMPETENCIES - AT A GLANCE 2 PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS Influencing Communicating Self-development Decision-making PROVIDING EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

More information

Announced Follow-Up Inspection Dignity and Essential Care

Announced Follow-Up Inspection Dignity and Essential Care Announced Follow-Up Inspection Dignity and Essential Care Cardiff and Vale University Health Board University Hospital of Wales Ward B7 Date of 29 th April 2014 1 HIW Follow-Up Inspection: Ward B7, University

More information

Report to Trust Board 31 st January 2013. Executive summary

Report to Trust Board 31 st January 2013. Executive summary Report to Trust Board 31 st January 2013 Title Sponsoring Executive Director Author(s) Purpose Previously considered by Transforming our Booking and Scheduling Systems Steve Peak - Director of Transformation

More information

PDS SUCCESS STORY Dean Clinic. Getting Ahead of the Curve: The Consumerization of Healthcare Technology

PDS SUCCESS STORY Dean Clinic. Getting Ahead of the Curve: The Consumerization of Healthcare Technology PDS SUCCESS STORY Getting Ahead of the Curve: The Consumerization of Healthcare Technology Sitting in a bright exam room at a medical practice in Southern Wisconsin, a middle- aged patient waits quietly

More information

Improving Employee Satisfaction in Healthcare through Effective Employee Performance Management

Improving Employee Satisfaction in Healthcare through Effective Employee Performance Management Improving Employee Satisfaction in Healthcare through Effective Employee Performance Management Introduction The following quotes are comments made by HR professionals from U.S. healthcare providers who

More information

Annex 5 Performance management framework

Annex 5 Performance management framework Annex 5 Performance management framework The Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board (IJB) will be responsible for planning the functions given to it and for making sure it delivers them using the

More information

Aims: To update the Trust Board on real time patient satisfaction feedback

Aims: To update the Trust Board on real time patient satisfaction feedback TRUST BOARD Date of Meeting: Agenda Item No: 8.1 Enclosure: 7 14/02/2012 Intended Outcome: For noting For information For decision Title of Report: Real Time Patient Satisfaction Aims: To update the Trust

More information

Leveraging Streamlined Patient Flow to Improve Care Delivery and Financial Health

Leveraging Streamlined Patient Flow to Improve Care Delivery and Financial Health Technology and process improvements yield material impact to the bottom line. Leveraging Streamlined Patient Flow to Improve Care Delivery and Financial Health Combining new technology with consultative

More information

Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient? If You Have Medicare Ask!

Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient? If You Have Medicare Ask! CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient? If You Have Medicare Ask! Did you know that even if you stay in the hospital overnight, you might still be considered

More information

The integration of telehealth How legislation and licensing boards are dealing with the new technology

The integration of telehealth How legislation and licensing boards are dealing with the new technology The integration of telehealth How legislation and licensing boards are dealing with the new technology This article is based on a presentation given by Mike Billings, PT, MS, CEEAA and Mei Wa Kwong, JD

More information

Patient Relationship Management: An Approach that Improves Patient Satisfaction and Health. A Healthcare White Paper

Patient Relationship Management: An Approach that Improves Patient Satisfaction and Health. A Healthcare White Paper Patient Relationship Management: An Approach that Improves Patient Satisfaction and Health A Healthcare White Paper Table of Contents The Challenge of Reactive, Disconnected Healthcare.................

More information

How MissionPoint Health is Using Population Health Insights to Achieve ACO Success

How MissionPoint Health is Using Population Health Insights to Achieve ACO Success How MissionPoint Health is Using Population Health Insights to Achieve ACO Success Background The United States spends more per capita on healthcare than other country, yet is ranked last among industrialized

More information

Inquiry into the out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare

Inquiry into the out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs - References Committee Inquiry into the out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare May 2014 Out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare

More information

Saint Luke s Improves Patient Flow with Help from Apogee Informatics Corporation and ithink

Saint Luke s Improves Patient Flow with Help from Apogee Informatics Corporation and ithink CASE STUDY Saint Luke s Improves Patient Flow with Help from Apogee Informatics Corporation and ithink Between television and personal experience, most people have a sense of what goes on inside a large

More information

Hospital Patient Flow and NEST. Damian Miners, Principal Policy Analyst, SRF February 2013

Hospital Patient Flow and NEST. Damian Miners, Principal Policy Analyst, SRF February 2013 Hospital Patient Flow and NEST Damian Miners, Principal Policy Analyst, SRF February 2013 Patient Flow & NEST Many strategies to assist with the flow of patients through NSW Hospitals National Emergency

More information

SUBMISSION TO THE MEDICARE BENEFITS SCHEDULE REVIEW TASKFORCE

SUBMISSION TO THE MEDICARE BENEFITS SCHEDULE REVIEW TASKFORCE SUBMISSION November 2015 SUBMISSION TO THE MEDICARE BENEFITS SCHEDULE REVIEW TASKFORCE Submission by the Chiropractors Association of Australia Page 1 of 10 About the Chiropractors Association of Australia

More information

Atos KPMG Consulting 2003. The future of Heath Care in Emerging Markets Guy Ellena Rio de Janeiro, November 2009

Atos KPMG Consulting 2003. The future of Heath Care in Emerging Markets Guy Ellena Rio de Janeiro, November 2009 Atos KPMG Consulting 2003 The future of Heath Care in Emerging Markets Guy Ellena Rio de Janeiro, November 2009 Agenda Introduction Trends : Demand, Supply and Cost Opportunities IFC & Health Care in Emerging

More information

Wireless LAN is the Prescription for Innovation at The Alfred

Wireless LAN is the Prescription for Innovation at The Alfred Case Study Digital Health Systems Integration and Wireless Technology Wireless LAN is the Prescription for Innovation at The Alfred Medical images and patient information delivered wirelessly to bedsides

More information

Allied health professionals are critical to good health outcomes for the community. Labor s National Platform commits us to:

Allied health professionals are critical to good health outcomes for the community. Labor s National Platform commits us to: 25 June 2016 Lin Oke Executive Officer Allied Health Professions Australia PO Box 38 Flinders Lane MELBOURNE VIC 8009 Dear Ms Oke Thank you for your letter presenting the Allied Health Professions Australia

More information

Introduction. Dr Christine Bennett, Chief Medical Officer, Bupa

Introduction. Dr Christine Bennett, Chief Medical Officer, Bupa M AY 2 0 1 1 B u pa H e a lt h watc h P o l l Introduction The Bupa Healthwatch Poll (May ) looks at the Australian community s healthcare concerns and compares the findings against earlier Bupa Healthwatch

More information

Presented by: Char Brar, ACNP, MS(Chem.), MSN, RN Cardiology Nurse Practitioner JBVAMC, Chicago

Presented by: Char Brar, ACNP, MS(Chem.), MSN, RN Cardiology Nurse Practitioner JBVAMC, Chicago Presented by: Char Brar, ACNP, MS(Chem.), MSN, RN Cardiology Nurse Practitioner JBVAMC, Chicago 200 bed acute care facility 4 Community Based Out-patient Clinics (CBOCs) 58,000 Veterans IN FY 2008 : 768

More information

Henry Ford Health System Care Coordination and Readmissions Update

Henry Ford Health System Care Coordination and Readmissions Update Henry Ford Health System Care Coordination and Readmissions Update September 2013 BACKGROUND Most hospital readmissions are viewed as avoidable, costly, and in some cases as a potential marker of poor

More information

Care Closer to Home. The Gateway, Middlesbrough: A New Integrated Health, Social Care & Housing Pathway

Care Closer to Home. The Gateway, Middlesbrough: A New Integrated Health, Social Care & Housing Pathway Case Study 111 Care Closer to Home. The Gateway, Middlesbrough: A New Integrated Health, Social Care & Housing Pathway This case study sets out the economic, health and social benefits of Keiro s service

More information

Secure Email & File Transfer Practices in Healthcare 2014 / Sponsored by DataMotion

Secure Email & File Transfer Practices in Healthcare 2014 / Sponsored by DataMotion In late 2014, DataMotion conducted its annual survey of more than 700 IT and business professionals across the United States to gain insight into corporate email and file transfer policies. This report

More information

Patient Guide. Acute Low. back pain. Management. March ISBN ACC 526 Acute Low Back Pain is short-term

Patient Guide. Acute Low. back pain. Management. March ISBN ACC 526 Acute Low Back Pain is short-term Patient Guide Acute Low back pain Management March 1998 ISBN 0-478-10851-6 ACC 526 Acute Low Back Pain is short-term W h a t t o e x p e c t Self help is the best medicine Acute (short-term) low back pain

More information

Hip replacements: Getting it right first time

Hip replacements: Getting it right first time Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General NHS Executive Hip replacements: Getting it right first time Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 17 April 2000 LONDON: The Stationery Office 0.00

More information

Caring for depression

Caring for depression Caring for depression Aetna Health Connections SM Disease Management Program Get information. Get help. Get better. 21.05.300.1 B (6/08) Get back to being you How this guide can help you Having an ongoing

More information

5/6/2014. Physiologic Monitoring Tools & Use with Patients with Chronic Health Conditions. Objectives. The Issue at Hand

5/6/2014. Physiologic Monitoring Tools & Use with Patients with Chronic Health Conditions. Objectives. The Issue at Hand Physiologic Monitoring Tools & Use with Patients with Chronic Health Conditions Kelly Brittain, PhD, RN Assistant Professor MCRH-Nursing Grand Rounds May 8, 2014 Objectives 1. Summarize previous research

More information

Improving Emergency Care in England

Improving Emergency Care in England Improving Emergency Care in England REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL HC 1075 Session 2003-2004: 13 October 2004 LONDON: The Stationery Office 11.25 Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed

More information

Case Study: Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The Importance of Good Governance

Case Study: Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The Importance of Good Governance Case Study: Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The Importance of Good Governance Summary In March 2008, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust experienced increased numbers of new

More information

GOING TO HOSPITAL WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

GOING TO HOSPITAL WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW GOING TO HOSPITAL WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Going to hospital We understand that going to hospital can be a stressful time. If you re feeling nervous or don t quite know what to expect don t worry, this is

More information

Take Steps to Control TB TUBERCULOSIS. When You HaveHIV

Take Steps to Control TB TUBERCULOSIS. When You HaveHIV Take Steps to Control TB TUBERCULOSIS When You HaveHIV What s Inside: People with HIV are are also at risk for getting TB. Read this brochure today to learn about TB and HIV. 4PAGE 5PAGE About TB infection

More information

Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient?

Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient? Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient? If You Have Medicare Ask! Revised May 2014 Did you know that even if you stay in a hospital overnight, you might still be considered an outpatient? Your hospital

More information

Improvement Action Plan. NHS Grampian. Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. Healthcare Associated Infection inspection

Improvement Action Plan. NHS Grampian. Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. Healthcare Associated Infection inspection Inspection Date: 21 August, 5 September and 17 September Improvement Action Plan Declaration It is essential that the NHS board s improvement action plan submission is signed off by the NHS board Chair

More information

Measuring quality along care pathways

Measuring quality along care pathways Measuring quality along care pathways Sarah Jonas, Clinical Fellow, The King s Fund Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow, The King s Fund Catherine Foot, Senior Fellow, The King s Fund James Mountford, Director

More information

The New World of Healthcare Analytics

The New World of Healthcare Analytics The New World of Healthcare Analytics The New World of Healthcare Analytics We live in a data-driven world, where streams of numbers, text, images and voice data are collected through numerous sources.

More information

Connecting things. Creating possibilities. A point of view

Connecting things. Creating possibilities. A point of view Connecting things. Creating possibilities. A point of view Is the next technological revolution already here? The Internet of Things is already transforming our daily lives, our health, education and businesses.

More information

Hospital physicians' tasks and the use and nonuse of EHR-system functions

Hospital physicians' tasks and the use and nonuse of EHR-system functions Hospital physicians' tasks and the use and nonuse of EHR-system functions Associate professor Arild Faxvaag Norwegian centre for electronic health records research (NSEP) Faculty of medicine, NTNU 1 learning

More information

Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) Kathy Cummings, RN, BSN, MA Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) Kathy Cummings, RN, BSN, MA Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) Kathy Cummings, RN, BSN, MA Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Martha and James Acute Episodes Family Doctor Life Expectancy from chronic diseases

More information

Reducing Hospital Readmissions & The Affordable Care Act

Reducing Hospital Readmissions & The Affordable Care Act Reducing Hospital Readmissions & The Affordable Care Act The Game Has Changed Drastically Reducing MSPB Measures Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, NCRP, CSA, CFE Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, NCRP, CSA, CFE

More information

Harnessing the Untapped Potential of EHR Systems

Harnessing the Untapped Potential of EHR Systems CASE STUDY Harnessing the Untapped Potential of EHR Systems TalkChart Transforms the Documentation Efficiency of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department of a Large Academic Institution Electronic

More information

1a-b. Title: Clinical Decision Support Helps Memorial Healthcare System Achieve 97 Percent Compliance With Pediatric Asthma Core Quality Measures

1a-b. Title: Clinical Decision Support Helps Memorial Healthcare System Achieve 97 Percent Compliance With Pediatric Asthma Core Quality Measures 1a-b. Title: Clinical Decision Support Helps Memorial Healthcare System Achieve 97 Percent Compliance With Pediatric Asthma Core Quality Measures 2. Background Knowledge: Asthma is one of the most prevalent

More information

Mental Health Acute Inpatient Service Users Survey Questionnaire

Mental Health Acute Inpatient Service Users Survey Questionnaire Mental Health Acute Inpatient Service Users Survey Questionnaire What is the survey about? This survey is about your recent stay in hospital for your mental health. Who should complete the questionnaire?

More information

Protect Your Family. and Friends from. The TB Contact Investigation TUBERCULOSIS

Protect Your Family. and Friends from. The TB Contact Investigation TUBERCULOSIS Protect Your Family TB and Friends from TUBERCULOSIS The TB Contact Investigation What s Inside: Read this brochure today to learn how to protect your family and friends from TB. Then share it with people

More information

Case study: Pennine MSK Partnership

Case study: Pennine MSK Partnership Case study: Pennine MSK Partnership Dr Alan Nye is a GP in Oldham, GPSI in Rheumatology, Director of Pennine MSK Partnership, Associate Medical Director of NHS Direct and Associate Medical Director of

More information

Modern care management

Modern care management The care management challenge Health plans and care providers spend billions of dollars annually on care management with the expectation of better utilization management and cost control. That expectation

More information

Leadership Summit for Hospital and Post-Acute Long Term Care Providers May 12, 2015

Leadership Summit for Hospital and Post-Acute Long Term Care Providers May 12, 2015 Leveraging the Continuum to Avoid Unnecessary Utilization While Improving Quality Leadership Summit for Hospital and Post-Acute Long Term Care Providers May 12, 2015 Karim A. Habibi, FHFMA, MPH, MS Senior

More information

WA Health s Patient Stories. Patient Stories. A toolkit for collecting and using patient stories for service improvement in WA Health.

WA Health s Patient Stories. Patient Stories. A toolkit for collecting and using patient stories for service improvement in WA Health. Patient Stories A toolkit for collecting and using patient stories for service improvement in WA Health October 2008 1 Introduction What are Patient Stories? Service improvement and innovation activities

More information

The importance of home and community-based settings in population health management

The importance of home and community-based settings in population health management The importance of home and community-based settings in population health management Nathan Cohen Dieter van de Craen Andrija Stamenovic Charles Lagor Philips Home Monitoring March 2013 Philips Healthcare

More information

BMI Werndale Hospital Quality Accounts April 2013 to March 2014

BMI Werndale Hospital Quality Accounts April 2013 to March 2014 BMI Werndale Hospital Quality Accounts April 2013 to March 2014 Chief Executive s Statement Welcome to our Quality Accounts 2014, the fifth year we have published this data. The information presented here

More information

I used to spend 75 80% of my time doing what ITCOMPLETE does now.

I used to spend 75 80% of my time doing what ITCOMPLETE does now. Investment Management firm finds relief for single IT resource with automated IT management software A case study on NCM Capital Management and UNAPEN s managed IT services offering, ITCOMPLETE Professional

More information

Nuclear medicine. Answering your questions

Nuclear medicine. Answering your questions Nuclear medicine Answering your questions ANSTO s OPAL research reactor in Sydney What is nuclear medicine? This is a branch of medicine that uses radiation from radioactive tracers to provide information

More information

Healthcare Trends 2014: Pressure Rises and Delivery Organizations Respond

Healthcare Trends 2014: Pressure Rises and Delivery Organizations Respond Healthcare Trends 2014: Pressure Rises and Delivery Organizations Respond A Market Point-of-View September 2014 Impact Advisors LLC 400 E. Diehl Rd. Suite 190 Naperville IL 60563 1-800-680-7570 Impact-Advisors.com

More information

WebRTC in ecommerce. Brent Kelly President & Principal Analyst Kelcor

WebRTC in ecommerce. Brent Kelly President & Principal Analyst Kelcor WebRTC in ecommerce Brent Kelly President & Principal Analyst Kelcor Speakers Sam Waicberg Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts Vidyo Bruce Marler VP Technical Sales CaféX Speakers Sam Waicberg Senior

More information

South West LHIN. Hospital Discharge Planning Tool Kit. June 13, 2014

South West LHIN. Hospital Discharge Planning Tool Kit. June 13, 2014 South West LHIN Hospital Discharge Planning Tool Kit June 13, 2014 1 Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Discharge Policy Components for Hospitals in the South West LHIN... 4 Appendix A... 8 Appendix B...

More information

Readmissions as an Enterprise Priority. Presenters 4/17/2014

Readmissions as an Enterprise Priority. Presenters 4/17/2014 Readmissions as an Enterprise Priority April 24, 2014 Presenters Vincent A. Maniscalco, MPA, LNHA Administrator Middletown Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Vmaniscalco@parkmanorrehab.com Eileen

More information

The Ottawa Hospital improves patient care and safety

The Ottawa Hospital improves patient care and safety The Ottawa Hospital improves patient care and safety A care management platform from IBM transforms hospital operations, achieving process innovation Overview The need The Ottawa Hospital was admitting

More information

White Paper Service Excellence: Transforming the Customer Experience

White Paper Service Excellence: Transforming the Customer Experience White Paper Service Excellence: Transforming the Customer Experience Telephone: +44 (0)20 7960 4197 Email: info@makepositive.com makepositive.com Are we really getting the most from technology? Hello from

More information

Patient Education Connecting patients to the latest multimedia resources. Marra Williams, CHES

Patient Education Connecting patients to the latest multimedia resources. Marra Williams, CHES Patient Education Connecting patients to the latest multimedia resources Marra Williams, CHES Thanks for staying with us. Buh-bye! When your patient is discharged, you may be done taking care of them BUT

More information