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Dr. Secan’s Insights

Thoughts from a Practicing Hospitalist & medaptus’ Chief Medical Officer.

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Key Takeaways from the SHM Leadership Academy 2021

As a Hospitalist, the pandemic never stopped us from seeing our patients face to face, in fact, it only amplified it; but as the Chief Medical Officer for medaptus, the pandemic meant we didn’t get a chance to attend conferences, events, or meet with our customers face-to-face until now. We had our first opportunity to speak face to face with Hospitalists,…
Ryan Secan
November 5, 2021
Continuity of CareBlogDr. Secan's InsightsNews

Measures of Continuity

It’s time to talk about continuity of care.  In hospital medicine, one of the biggest areas of concern is maintaining continuity of care with our patients.  It’s already disturbing to patients to come to the hospital and not be seen by their PCP (although given that it’s been more than 20 years since hospitalist medicine has been a reality, I…
Ryan Secan
October 14, 2021
E/M DistributionBlogDr. Secan's InsightsNews

E/M Distribution

The next metric in our ongoing series about hospitalist data and program management has to do with the financial health of your group.  Whether you collect your own charges, or the hospital collects them for you, the amount of revenue you generate from your practice is a key component to the success of your program (either it’s money in your…
Ryan Secan
October 7, 2021
Length of StayBlogDr. Secan's InsightsNews

Measuring Length of Stay for Hospitalists

When you’re running a hospitalist program, there are lots of metrics you can look at to help you get a handle on how your practice is doing.  As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure.  So, as the start of an ongoing series, I’d like to talk about some of the metrics I like to use to…
Ryan Secan
September 22, 2021
Charge CaptureBlogDr. Secan's InsightsNews

What’s New About Charge Capture?

What can I say that’s new about charge capture?  We started as a company back before the turn of the century (I’m not sure when that is going to stop being ironic as it wasn’t that long ago, but then again, we’re almost a quarter of the way through the century, so maybe it’s longer ago than it feels like…
Ryan Secan
July 29, 2021
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