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Hospitalist perspective: on being a patient

So, I had what felt like a unique experience today:  I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned.  Now this isn’t unique because I’d never done it before (thankfully no dental issues) – it was my first real experience as a patient in the COVID-19 era.  I got just the smallest taste of what my patients are experiencing.…
Ryan Secan
July 2, 2020
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Hospitalist perspective: walking (running) my talk

My relationship with a healthy lifestyle can trend a bit spotty.  Things go well for awhile with healthy eating and exercise, and then life gets in the way and things get a bit unhealthy (ugh, note the passive voice here – “life gets in the way” “things get a bit unhealthy” – how about an active voice: “I make bad…
Ryan Secan
June 24, 2020
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Please Stand Here

Last week I had the occasion to spend time in a cancer hospital located in NYC. My son had tests, a routine that he’s had countless times before, so a three day ‘visit’ that we have come to know well. The hospital had been reaching out proactively to make sure we understood all of the safety precautions that had been…
Jen Crowley
June 17, 2020
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Hospitalist perspective: stop trying to predict the future

When physicians see patients with certain symptoms, exam findings, or test results, we automatically begin to make predictions about what is wrong with them, what the best treatment options would be, and what their likely response will be.  But when I look at the bigger picture, I’m coming to realize more and more, that I just don’t know.   I…
Ryan Secan
June 9, 2020
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Making Disparate EHR and Billing Systems Sing

In our 20 years of charge capture and revenue cycle management business, medaptus has seen firsthand how disparate systems that don’t easily share patient information create operational bottlenecks that are remedied with human resources and/or paper. Consider the clinic that loves its EHR and its billing system – but these systems are managed by different vendors. So they don’t easily…
Mark Czerlinsky
May 26, 2020
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Hospitalist perspective: rethinking 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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Hospitalist perspective: 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…
Jen Crowley
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…
Jen Crowley
March 23, 2020