Anxiousness/Pain Management
Years ago, it was often said that “no one is untouched by cancer."  In the current day, it seems, it is now “no one is untouched by opioid addiction."  We all know of someone who may have an addiction or has lost their life to opioid abuse.  If you...
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Anxiousness/Pain Management
It is no secret that the healthcare sector has had an increased focus on the patient experience and their satisfaction. Hospitals, especially, are always considering ways to improve the patient experience as reimbursements are based on patient HCAHPS...
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Anxiousness
Approximately 2 million MRI procedures cannot be completed worldwide due to patient anxiety disorders or claustrophobia. With an average reimbursement of $500 (U.S.) per MRI scan, this is equal to $1 billion in lost productivity. On average, 2.3% of...
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Anxiousness
Moms-to-be experience many emotions when laboring. Feeling scared, anxious, and overwhelmed is normal… but overall, if the baby is healthy – the parents will feel joy. The birthing center within a hospital is where the family’s care begins. Since...
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Anxiousness/Pain Management
Sleep is necessary to keep us alert, elevate our mood, steer off illness, improve our health, and of course… to make us look well rested and encourage “beauty”.  Just as we need water to survive, we need sleep to help us heal both emotionally...
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Anxiousness/Pain Management
Hospitals are looking for ways to reduce opioid use with their patients to decrease the risk of addiction.  Pain management clinics, pain conferences, and pain committees within the hospital are becoming more and more common to address this crisis....
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Anxiousness/Pain Management
As of January 2018, Freestanding Ambulatory and Outpatient Hospital surgical centers (OAS) are now participating in reimbursements based on patient satisfaction scores OAS CAHPS (The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient...
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Anxiousness
The quest for higher patient satisfaction scores seems to be the holy grail of healthcare these days. Or is it more a catch 22?  Enacted in 2012, the Affordable Care Act implemented a policy that withholds a certain percentage of...
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Anxiousness
For my son Tanner, it was going to be a really fun summer, the one between high school and college when all the friends are together for one more season.  It wasn’t.   On June 10th 2017, Tanner wasn’t in a crosswalk when he was hit by the car....
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