Why Care Coordination is Crucial for Spinal Care

Posted by Cordata Health

April 3, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Spinal patients are some of those most in need of coordinated care. Yet spinal care is notoriously fractured and can be quite frustrating to navigate – and people are taking notice. Patrick Vega, M.S., Vice President, Corazon, Inc., recently authored a guest blog post for Becker’s Spine Review highlighting the need for improved spinal patient navigation.

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Topics: Spine, Navigation & Care Coordination

Nurse Navigators as the “Air Traffic Controllers of Healthcare”

Posted by Gary Winzenread

October 12, 2016 at 4:05 PM

In a recent article published on Becker’s ASC Review, Bob Reznik, president of spine center development company Prizm Development, makes the analogy that nurse navigators are the “air traffic controllers” of hospitals.

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Topics: Spine, patient tracking, Navigation & Care Coordination, Patient Intake

Care Coordination Is Not Treatment or Diagnostics (Part 2): Patient Filtering and Spine Surgeon Productivity

Posted by Gary Winzenread

May 23, 2016 at 11:57 AM

If you offered spine surgeons a proven approach for boosting their case volume by 25-35% per year, most would leap at the change. After all, there is huge gap between the highest-performing surgeons (who do 325-400 cases annually) and the median group (who perform less than 250-300).

There is such a technique or approach – and it doesn’t involve adding hours to the day or days to the week.

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Topics: health IT, Spine, Navigation & Care Coordination, Patient Intake, Referrals

Care Coordination Is Not Treatment or Diagnostics (Part 1)

Posted by Gary Winzenread

May 11, 2016 at 6:56 PM

I meet with different healthcare organizations and groups in the course of my work and it’s no surprise that I see a pretty wide range of environments, given the complexity of our industry. But after meeting two different spine groups a few weeks ago, I was confronted with a pretty dramatic difference.

At a glance, the groups had much in common, including strong reputations and highly skilled and experienced surgeons. In talking to them about care coordination and how Cordata’s spine solutions might help them improve their business and clinical outcomes, their responses could not have been more different.

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Topics: health IT, Spine, Navigation & Care Coordination, Patient Intake, Referrals

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

Who Are Your Stakeholders?

Posted by Cordata Health

August 5, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Conference Room
How To Develop a Spine Center – Part 2

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Topics: spine center, Spine, Cordata Health, stakeholders

Is Your Spine Center Anti-Social?

Posted by Thomas V. Rosenberger

July 24, 2013 at 1:14 AM

SOCIAL MEDIA on speech bubbles pinned to a white surface
I am happy to introduce this post by guest blogger, Tom Rosenberger. Tom is the Vice President of Communications for the Mayfield Clinic. The Mayfield Clinic boasts an award winning web site and a strong social media presence. 

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Topics: Tom Rosenberger, Spine, Cordata Health, social media, marketing

Spine Case Study Challenge #2 – Capturing Ancillary Services

Posted by Kristi Crowe

July 10, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Business Strategies
This is the second blog post in our “Spine Case Study Challenge.” You can read the first post in the series here. In this case study, a hospital-based spine center has hired a nurse navigator to increase the number of ancillary services captured by the  hospital. Kristi Crowe, a member of Sg2′s Center for Strategic Planning, responded to questions about this case study.

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Topics: ancillary services, Spine, client spotlight, Cordata Health

How to Develop a Spine Center

Posted by Cordata Health

June 28, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Spine Center Development
Several of our blog posts this year, such as “Why Spine Centers Should Collect Outcomes Data,” “Can You Charge for Nurse Navigation Services?,” and “Five Most Important Influences on Spine Nurse  Navigator to Patient Ratios,” assume that our readers have established spine  centers. However, I know that is not the case and that many people look to the  Priority Consult team for assistance developing spine centers. So, this is the  first post in an ongoing series called “How to Develop a Spine Center,” which will  review the steps we recommend for spine center development

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Topics: spine center, Spine

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