While the holidays are often the time of year for joy and family gatherings, they’re also when healthy decisions tend to go on vacation. This can be the result of stress, travel plans, busy end-of-the-year work schedules, juggling kids, consuming more alcohol at parties, coping with seasonal affective disorder or depression, as well as a host of other potential factors. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick checklist of healthy habits during the holidays to keep in mind, and suggestions for how to maintain them. (Brief)
Since COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, this fall is already experiencing a surprising surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in conjunction with flu and the common cold. Telehealth nurses have experienced a roughly 20% increase in patient call volumes and winter hasn’t even started. While RSV symptoms are typically cold-like in appearance, the virus can be detrimental to infants, older adults, and those with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for serious, life-threatening complications. Symptoms for all three of these ailments can be
Telephone nurse triage is a valuable means for healthcare organizations and medical call centers to evaluate patient caller symptoms and direct them to the appropriate care. Making sure that your triage is as accurate and standardized as possible often depends on the software available to your nurses. That’s why we’ve developed a checklist of the main features we think are the most important to look for when you’re evaluating nurse triage software. 1. Nurse Triage Protocols The ideal nurse triage software will include Schmitt-Thompson protocols.
TriageLogic was initially conceived for two reasons: to overcome many of the technological challenges to telephone nurse triage, and to allow triage nurses greater flexibility and support in their roles. But we’re not simply a company that provides nurse staffing solutions. We’re a healthcare partner that provides technology-enabled services, licensed software, and expertise in all areas of telephone (and now telehealth) medicine. Here’s how we’ve evolved, and where we see ourselves moving forward. Our Beginnings TriageLogic was founded by our CEO, Dr. Charu Raheja, and
As a hospital network grows, it can be difficult to standardize health care. This is especially true when it comes to nurse triage, where patient callers are evaluated on their symptoms and instructed on the types of care they should seek, either from their PCP, the ER, or at home. Standardizing nurse triage doesn’t simply come down to assessing who’s answering your patient phone calls — it’s also about the system they use to evaluate patient symptoms. This was the impetus for one health system
As health systems grow, they may find it difficult to treat patient calls and requests equally across all providers in their network. This is where telephone nurse triage programs can be extremely beneficial, including the one we implemented for a large health system in the Midwest. Here’s why they chose our outsourced solution, Nurse Triage On Call. Our Health System Client Our client came to us roughly seven years ago because they saw the need for standardizing patient dispositions over the phone. They were intrigued
While healthcare providers acknowledge the value of remote patient monitoring, many have found it difficult to establish a successful RPM program. TriageLogic recently published an RPM ebook that outlines the common reasons why providers may experience setbacks with implementation, along with the steps they can take to overcome them. These solutions have been shown to reduce medical expenses, offer income to providers in the form of reimbursements, and greatly improve patient health outcomes. What Is RPM? Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is part of a new