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Dr. Secan’s Insights

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

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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
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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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No Mask, No Service… No Problem

There are many people out there who still maintain that COVID-19 is a hoax and refuse to wear masks.  Despite the rising death tolls, and the mountains of evidence that this is a very real problem (including overloaded hospitals, full ICUs, people with non-COVID related medical problems have delayed care with significant consequences, and surviving patients with long term disability),…
Ryan Secan
January 27, 2021
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Vaccine side effect: feelings of joy return

For those of you who haven’t yet found GomerBlog, today is your lucky day.  It’s like The Onion, but for medical topics.  The other day I saw a piece there that completely captured a moment I recently experienced. As my wife likes to say, I now have a superpower.  I’ve received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine! Dose #1: Dose…
Ryan Secan
January 13, 2021
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Race for a Vaccine

It’s hard to categorize what I’m feeling right now regrading COVID-19.  But at root, I think it’s a race, and I’m not sure how it’s going to play out (especially since I’ve stopped predicting things). On the one hand, we see spiking cases and deaths. At the original peak (in July) we were seeing ~70,000 new cases/day.  Now, that number…
Ryan Secan
November 18, 2020
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