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Dr. Maurice Collada's Webinar Attendee Questions and Answers

Posted by Kristen Hammergren

January 23, 2015 at 9:35 AM

 

We recently hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Maurice Collada with the Salem Spine Center located in Oregon. As a valued client, Salem has opened their doors and discussed the strategies they have used to face the ever so common challenges surrounding spine care today.

Dr. Collada's group has been a part of the Cordata team since 2009 when they reached out to us to help them facilitate collaboration amoungst their physicians and reduce time to treatment for patients. Together, we dramatically improved time to treatement metrics, collection of outcomes data, streamlined approaches for spine patient management and real-time validation for treatment algorithms. As a result of the reporting metrics and data captured in the Cordata Spine solution, the Salem Spine Center received the official Spine Center of Excellence certification from the Joint Commission.

If you are interested in learning how your facility can receive the Spine Center of Excellence certification, check out question number four below. Dr. Collada was kind enough to provide his answers to all of your questions below that were asked during the webinar.

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Topics: spine center, Algorithms, Certification & Accreditation

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

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

What is a Spine Center – Salem Spine Center of Excellence’s Approach

Posted by Cordata Health

May 8, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Nancy Stuckart, RN, Nurse Navigator with the Salem Spine Center of Excellence
In my last post, I provided a list of the common services offered by the spine centers who use Priority Consult Spine. Since then, I have asked Jane Ray, MSN, RN, Spine Center Program Manager / Nurse Navigator for the Salem Spine Center of Excellence in Salem, OR, to review our list and indicate which of the services her center offers. Comparing Jane’s list to the Priority Consult Spine list illustrates the fact that each spine center offers slightly different services to patients.

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Topics: spine center, Spine, Jane Ray, Cordata Health

What is a Spine Center?

Posted by Cordata Health

May 1, 2013 at 3:41 AM

Receptionist
It used to be that a spine center was basically a referral center. Patients with spine problems called a central number, spoke to an operator and were given the name and phone number for a spine provider affiliated with the hospital. Patients would then make a second call, to the physician’s office, to schedule an appointment, usually several weeks away.

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Topics: spine center, Spine, Cordata Health

Client Spotlight: The Center for Spine & Brain Health at Mercy Medical Center

Posted by Cordata Health

April 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Spotlights
In my last post, I shared a client spotlight of the PinnacleHealth Spine Institute, written by Patrick Vega with Vega Healthcare. This week, I would like to share a client spotlight on The Center for Spine & Brain Health at Mercy Medical Center. This client spotlight, also written by Patrick, details the neuroscience project undertaken by the Affinity Health System in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Topics: spine center, Spine, client spotlight, Cordata Health

Client Spotlight: PinnacleHealth Spine Institute

Posted by Cordata Health

April 17, 2013 at 4:39 AM

Spotlights
We are lucky to work with incredibly talented individuals and very successful spine centers across the country. Sometimes, perfect opportunities arise to collaborate with experts in spine care organization and experts in clinical care on the same project. Such an opportunity presented itself in 2009, when we collaborated with Patrick Vega, in coordination with Marshall Steele & Associates, and PinnacleHealth. The result of this project was the creation of the PinnacleHealth Spine Institute.

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Topics: spine center, Spine, client spotlight, Cordata Health

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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