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Three Steps to Ensure that the EHR Boom Isn’t Another Fad

Posted by Michael Graham

September 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM

National Health IT Week
We at Priority Consult are celebrating National Health IT Week from September 16 – September 20. Health IT is, of course, a topic that is near and dear to our hearts. We know from personal experience that health IT provides great value for patients, clinicians and hospitals. Electronic health records (EHR), however, have a complicated relationship with users and may be in peril as healthcare reform looms over the industry.

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Topics: Michael Graham, EHRs, health IT, software, Spine, Cordata Health, Oncology Ontrack

Great Resource for Hospital Social Media ROI

Posted by Michael Graham

August 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Social Media Buttons
A few weeks ago, we heard from Tom Rosenberger of the Mayfield Clinic and Spine Institute on the importance of incorporating social media as part of your overall marketing strategy .While further researching this topic, our team found a fantastic presentation on SlideShare ,created by Chris Boyer, AVP, of Digital Strategy at North Shore-LIJ Health System.I had the pleasure of working with Chris while establishing Priority Consult Spine at the Inova Spine Institute

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Topics: Tom Rosenberger, Michael Graham, Chris Boyer, Spine, Cordata Health, Inova Spine Institute, social media, marketing

Activities of a Spine Nurse Navigator

Posted by Michael Graham

February 22, 2013 at 5:33 PM

We ha­­­ve spent the past two months highlighting the value that nurse navigators bring to a spine center. Now that we have highlighted what to look for in a spine nurse navigator , appropriate navigator-to-patient ratios and the value of education within your spine program , it seems like an appropriate time to dissect the roles that effective navigators perform within comprehensive programs.

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Topics: Michael Graham, Spine, Cordata Health, outcomes data, Navigation & Care Coordination

Five Most Important Influences on Spine Nurse Navigator to Patient Ratios

Posted by Michael Graham

January 14, 2013 at 6:54 PM

What are the 5 most important influences on navigator-to-patient ratios?
Last week, Paul Pugsley reviewed the number of patients an oncology nurse navigator can be expected to navigate over the course of a year. This week, I wanted to address the topic for spine nurse navigators. Determining how many patients one spine nurse navigator can manage can often be the difference between success and failure in a program.

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Topics: spine center, Michael Graham, Spine, Cordata Health, Navigation & Care Coordination

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