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Care News – Winter/Spring 2019

The Winter 2019 Care News is Here! Care News is TriageLogic’s semi-annual publication highlighting articles on triage software, best practices in nurse triage, new trends in healthcare and recent developments in telemedicine. In this edition, we highlight the new clinical updates for the Schmitt-Thompson Protocols by author, Barton Schmitt MD. This article focuses on optimizing the performance of health care systems to meet the Quadruple

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Using Triage Nurses to Decrease ER Overcrowding

Medical Center in Oklahoma Provides and Innovative Triage Line to Manage Hospital overcrowding An Effective Approach to ER Phone Calls Emergency Room (ER) overcrowding is widespread in hospitals, creating delays and diversion from those who need care the most. According to a recent article “Compounding the problem is the alarming trend of a decreasing number of ERs and an increasing numbers of ER visits.[1]” All

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Don't Compromise on Security

Don’t Compromise on Security

Letter from the Medical Director – Dr. Ravi Raheja The average cost of a data breach in the United States has hit an all-time high of $7.35 million. Just this year, there have been more than 100 hacker attacks on healthcare organizations, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Despite better awareness among healthcare organizations, data breach costs average $408 per record.

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The New Health Care: Value Based Care

CEO Perspective Value-based care is bending the healthcare cost curve, reducing unnecessary medical costs while improving care quality and patient engagement. Yet providers worry value-based reimbursement will negatively impact patient care. According to a recent survey by Change Healthcare, over 61% of doctors still fear value-based reimbursement will damage their practice. While physicians may feel uncertain about the impact value-based care will have on their

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Care News Summer – Fall 2018

Care News Summer Fall 2018 is Here! Care News is TriageLogic’s semi-annual publication highlighting articles on triage software, best practices in nurse triage, new trends in healthcare, and recent developments in telemedicine. It is time for our semi-annual TriageLogic newsletter, Care News. In this edition, we highlight the growth we have seen so far in 2018 in our triage software and services. We have added

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Learning Center

TriageLogic’s Learning Center for Triage Nurses has a New Home

TriageLogic’s Learning Center has become a vital tool for many triage nurses. This free resource provides educational material for telephone nurses and features a variety of learning material including videos, articles, research, and links to external sources. The courses provide a thorough understanding of nurse triage, triage protocols, and patient care. These resources address the criteria and skills needed to be an effective telephone triage nurse. While

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Clinical Triage Call Center Platforms

TriageLogic Transforms Existing Patient Management Systems and EHRs into Clinical Triage Call Center Platforms

Letter from the Medical Director Dr. Ravi Raheja Around the same time as electronic medical records (EMRs) were starting to get popular, triage systems had started to emerge.  These triage systems worked like simple EMRs to collect and store patient data from telephone triage encounters. The unique feature of these triage systems was that they had symptom-based protocols embedded to assist the nurse in making

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Care News Winter – Spring 2018

Care News Winter-Spring 2018 is Here! Care News is TriageLogic’s semi-annual publication highlighting articles on triage software, best practices in nurse triage, new trends in healthcare, and recent developments in telemedicine. In this issue, Drs. Charu and Ravi Raheja discuss how TriageLogic continues to innovate triage software and services to provide your patients with easy access to quality care. TriageLogic is always working to serve

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Care News Summer-Fall 2017

Care News Summer-Fall 2017 is Here! The 2017 Care News Summer-Fall edition is here! Care News is TriageLogic’s semi-annual publication highlighting articles on triage software, best practices in nurse triage, new trends in healthcare, and recent developments in telemedicine. In this issue, Drs. Charu and Ravi Raheja discuss new products and services as well as upgraded features of the TriageLogic software, including our latest product

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Employee Spotlight: Beth Demos, RN

 Employee Spotlight: Beth Demos, RN This employee spotlight we have decided to feature Beth Demos, RN. You may have recently read about her call with a patient who did not want to follow her instructions. However, because of her persistence and compassion, he eventually called 911 and received the immediate care that he needed.  After dabbling in art school, cosmetology, and pharmacology, Beth graduated from

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TriageLogic’s Medical Director, Dr. Ravi Raheja Talks About Measles Outbreak on College Campuses and the New Schmitt and Thompson Protocols Available

New protocols have been released by Dr. Bart Schmitt and Dr. David Thompson for telephone triage nurses specifically for patients that have been diagnosed or have suspected measles or have been exposed to measles. The two new protocols cover scenarios where patients have been diagnosed or have suspected measles or have been exposed to measles.

The guidelines provide telephone triage nurses with a consistent and methodological approach to callers who have questions.

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TriageLogic CEO Recognized for Leadership and Health Technology

Founder and CEO TriageLogic and Continuwell, Dr. Charu Raheja, was recently named one of the Top 35 Women Igniting Success in Jacksonville by the Buzz Media Group. The award honors women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run. The award was presented by Snowden McFall, President of Fired Up and Dawn Gilam from Changing Homelessness.

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The Top Excuses Men Often Make To Avoid Going To The Doctor And Why Telephone Triage Nurses Can Help

Patients today have more options than ever to receive care outside of their primary care – if they even have one. Having more options may seem like a good thing, however many times the consumer is confused about the best care to address their symptoms. In the process, they end up either over-utilizing services or underestimating serious medical symptoms, creating both a drain to the healthcare system as well as possible threat to their lives.

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Customizing Care for Patient Populations with a Nurse Triage System

Patients today have more options than ever to receive care outside of their primary care – if they even have one. Having more options may seem like a good thing, however many times the consumer is confused about the best care to address their symptoms. In the process, they end up either over-utilizing services or underestimating serious medical symptoms, creating both a drain to the healthcare system as well as possible threat to their lives.

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Mental Health Month- How Can Triage Nurses Help Patients?

Triage Nurses In Mental Health May is Mental Health Month. It  was started 70 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. Telephone triage nurses have a more important role than ever before. Nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness (44.7 million in 2016), which is why many

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10 Signs to Outsource your Medical Call Center

Value-based care is encouraging healthcare providers to provide better care by incentivizing with pay for better outcomes and cost effectiveness verses a purely transactional model.Improving the patient experience is an extremely important component to get individuals to engage with the proper resources that will ultimately keep them healthy and decrease health care cost. Yet, many healthcare providers struggle to focus on the patient experience and

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The Benefits of Telephone Triage with Chronic Care Patients

Telephone triage services give modern practices a unique and powerful way to be compensated for managing patients with chronic care conditions. Currently, three in four Americans over the age of 65 have two or more chronic health conditions, such as hypertension, cancer, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes. By 2030, about one in five Americans will be older than 65. As they age and life expectancy increases,

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The Role of Telephone Triage Nurses in Delivering Value-Based Care

As the healthcare industry continues to undergo transformative change and emphasize improved quality with a lower total cost of care, health systems are making the shift from volume to value. The notion of paying for performance is the industry’s most promising strategy for controlling costs and improving outcomes. There is growing evidence that value-based care leads to better health, better care, and reduced total cost.

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Using Telephone Triage to Prevent Suicide

Using Telephone Triage Services to Prevent Suicide

Telephone triage nurses play a critical role in suicide prevention. They serve as the first point of contact for callers in need of immediate assistance.  The more knowledgeable triage nurses are about treating patients with mental illnesses, the better they are prepared to intervene. According to the CDC, approximately 123 Americans die by suicide every day and the stigma associated with mental illnesses often prevents

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