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Do we Need to Rethink our Hospitalization Criteria?

At multiple hospitals where I practice, I’ve seen the same thing. Lots of patients with COVID-19, but many fewer patients with all of the usual hospital medicine problems we manage – heart attacks, strokes, diverticulitis, syncope, rapid A-Fib, and so forth. Why are we seeing fewer of these patients?  Best guess is that people are staying home and managing as…
Ryan Secan
May 13, 2020
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So, I wonder what my dog thinks. . .

In my normal, everyday life, I live with my wife, two kids, and my mother-in-law.  She’s in great health without significant comorbidities, however, I’d be very concerned about her outcome if she picked up COVID-19.  As a practicing hospitalist I’ve been taking care of lots of patients who are sick with COVID-19, and given my exposures, it didn’t make sense…
Ryan Secan
May 7, 2020
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How we Support the Designation of HPUs During the COVID-19 Crisis

The medaptus Assign solution automates the complexities of daily physician to patient assignments to improve safety and outcomes. In the face of the COVID-19 health crisis, hospitals are creating high precaution units to prevent the spread of the virus during treatment. Assign can be configured to operationalize the staffing protocols necessary to protect physicians and patients, while minimizing the usage of…
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April 10, 2020
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Working Hard to Make Sure You Can do What You Need to do

At medaptus, we strive every single day to provide the tools and the resources that enable your providers and revenue cycle teams to do the things they need to do. And we recognize that with this COVID-19 pandemic, your providers are on the front lines every hour of every day and that many revenue cycle tasks have now been disrupted…
Mark Czerlinsky
April 8, 2020
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Helping Those That Heal: medaptus COVID-19 Update

medaptus is committed to helping our hospital and physician group customers stay operational during what is certain to be a difficult and overwhelming time. Responding Swiftly For Charge Pro customers, we are staying on top of regulatory changes brought by COVID-19 and how they impact coding and billing operations. Our team expedited software updates to make new ICD and CPT…
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March 23, 2020
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The effects of EHR adoption on provider well-being

Physician burnout is a real thing. Tough conversations, public health crisis, patients lacking insurance – it’s no wonder so many health care providers feel totally and completely exhausted by their chosen profession. Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed a new plan for combating clinician burnout. The report, “Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden…
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March 2, 2020
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Doctor Stock Photo #FAILS

I'm a practicing hospitalist and also the Chief Medical Officer here at medaptus. It is in this latter role that I find myself looking at stock medical photos and often as per the request of our marketing team.  I may be crafting a presentation or advising on our website, or I may be on the receiving end of a pitch. …
Ryan Secan
February 26, 2020
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Public Health Emergencies and Hospital Operations

How to identify opportunities to streamline “patient throughput” and still maintain the highest levels of care quality is on the minds of many hospital executives in 2020. Our Assign solution helps better manage throughput on a medical floor as a byproduct of optimizing patient-provider alignment. And during times of high utilization, such as flu season, efficient rounding practices can create…
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January 29, 2020
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Webinar: Improving Medical Floor Throughput via Patient Assignment

Date: 2/11/2020 Time: 1:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST Improving Medical Floor Throughput via Patient Assignment So far this flu season more than 120,000 patients have been hospitalized. While not significantly higher than in other years, the CDC warns the spread may not have peaked. Fluctuations in admissions rates are nothing new, however, information technology solutions are emerging that…
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January 24, 2020
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Nurse-Patient Assignments: A Fresh Look

As hospitals continue to try to reduce costs, improve operations and still provide quality care, one area that might benefit from an evidence-based practice review could be nurse-patient assignments. There’s certainly no shortage of complaints and concerns about the process among nursing units. Whether it’s concerns about favoritism leading to unfair nurse-patient assignments or whether it’s heavy workloads leading to…
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December 7, 2019