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How Technology is Shaping Chronic and Psychiatric Patient Education Part 2

CareAdopt Delivers High Quality Support and Meets Expectations Within Health IT and Patient Education All of us consume some form of digital content daily. We continually learn new things through our smartphones or through other devices that we have access to. We use popular search engines that deliver the information we are searching for within […]

Creating a Team Focused on Quality Improvements

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie Creating Healthy Culture Let’s ask the question, why is it important to have a healthy organization culture? The best answer […]

How Technology is Shaping Chronic and Psychiatric Patient Education Part 1

Technology and Chronic Care CareAdopt is a unique, independent health management/patient engagement company that sits outside of the mainstream healthcare and hospital system. CareAdopt provides technology-based chronic care that enables providers to better engage with and educate their patients using remote technology thus improving chronic and mental health. Our program provides feedback and an in […]

Perspectives on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Depression

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: What it is. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as, “a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible…”[1]. According to the definition from the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Diseases (GOLD) chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

Quality Improvement Tools

Quality Improvement Tools: Volume Growth within Healthcare and Patient Ease of Access A brief history and discussion of Quality standards, initiatives, and programs leading to the healthcare revolution of the 21st century. A Background History into the Origins of Quality: The focus on quality can be traced back to the late 13th century around medieval […]

Measuring Internal Quality for Organizational Growth

The Shifting Dynamics in Healthcare. Part 2 From a healthcare administration perspective, how do we define what ‘quality’ represents, is it solely business based? Is quality exclusively about the patient? What about surgical outcomes, patient access, inpatient efficiency? Is quality something that can be measured? How can taking steps to access internal quality, motivate an […]

Fee for Service or Valued Based? The Shifting Dynamics in Healthcare

The Shifting Dynamics in Healthcare. Part 1 The most common payment method for healthcare in the United States is fee-for-service (FFS). Within this ‘unbundled’ model, physicians provide more doctors’ appointments, surgical procedures, and hospital treatments because payment is based on how many procedures are provided to the patient. This model gives incentives to physicians to […]

NASA Inspired Remote Care: The Driving Force Behind Modern Care Management

In the late 1960s, modern telemedicine technology in the form of closed-circuit television was born within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with the U.S. Department of Public Health, and the Nebraska Psychology Institute, according to a paper written by researchers from Saint Louis and Bentley Universities. [1] NASA sought to understand whether spaceflight […]

Building A Therapeutic Relationship with Patients to Improve Outcomes

One of the common mistakes within primary and psychiatric care is the lack of a solid therapeutic relationship between the healthcare provider and the patient. A therapeutic relationship is also known as a therapeutic alliance, defined in part, as a bond which captures the human aspect of a relationship between the provider and patient based […]

Primary Care Challenge: Treating Mental Health and Chronic Disease

Psychiatric disorders, chronic illness, and substance use addictions all have a common connection known as the ‘highest burden of disease’ meaning most of the disease is directly related to neurological and substance use disorders. These disorders account for high healthcare costs, frequent emergency department visits, hospital readmissions, and longer appointments with time-strapped physicians. What can […]

Unraveling the Strings that Bind Together Diabetes and Chronic Depression

Providing a high level of quality care by addressing the whole patient is central to improving the cost of care today and in the years to come. For this reason, healthcare professionals and researchers have focused on uncovering the factors which contribute a community’s high-risk patient population.  For example, researchers have been able to identify […]

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in relation with Depression and other Diseases

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a potentially disabling disease affecting the brain and spinal cord, or in other words, the Central Nervous System. With MS, the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheaths which cover nerve fibers. This then causes communication disruptions between the brain and the rest of the body. […]

5 Ways to Ensure Care Adoption

Give Patients a Clear Path to Health and Wellness According to a Harvard Business Review study accomplished over six years, patient to care provider communication is the largest factor contributing to patient complications and readmissions. “Findings from our [HBR] research using six years of data from nearly 3,000 acute-care hospitals suggest that it is the communication between […]

5 Ways Chronic Depression Care Management is Getting Revolutionized

For healthcare providers, there are two types of depression they need to consider as they treat depressed patients. The first type of depression is short-term and episodic. This depression only lasts a few days and is more easily managed by physiatrists. The right anti-depressant drug and therapy can assist short-term depression by effectively managing the […]

Using Data To Uncover High-Risk Patient Populations

Stratifying patient data is the process of taking a complete patient data set and pulling away parts of the dataset to uncover insights not previously seen. Patient risk-stratification allows a data analyst to remove layers within the data one at a time or in groups to better understand their patients’ health. These patient groups are […]

Increase Revenue By 20% Overnight Through Care Coordination

Care coordination can increase per physician revenue by 20% overnight through additional reimbursements coming from chronic care management (CCM) CPT codes. Chronic care management (CCM) is the process of managing care for patients who have two or more chronic conditions and can benefit patients regardless of age, gender, or disease type. Starting in 2017, Medicare […]

Psychiatric Collaborative Care Management

Behavioral health problems such as depression, anxiety, alcohol or substance abuse are among the most common and disabling health conditions worldwide, collectively robbing millions of their chance to lead healthy and productive lives. The good news is that there are effective treatments for most mental health conditions. The bad news is that most people in […]

10 Great Ways to Increase Patient Recommendations

According to a national research firm, today, the voice of patients directs 30-40% of where all care is given. This comes in the form of patient recommendations, physician ratings, and patient referrals. Patients have the greatest influence on healthcare delivery than they ever have had before. It is no surprise that this is the case. […]

The Most Important Patient Experience Happens at Home

When a patient gets discharged from your care facility, you might think the job is done. Some items you might consider while evaluating the way you delivered care might include the change in the patient’s condition, the quality of care delivered, the friendliness of the care team, and the patient’s experience at the hospital. With all […]