Dr. Ravi Raheja gives Tips on News4Jax for Staying Healthy During Game Season

Dr. Ravi Raheja Gives Tips on News4Jax for Staying Healthy During the Game Season

With fall comes cooler temperature, football games, and other fun outdoor activities. But with all the fun, there are also more health-related issues with cooler temperatures, games, and parties. Our Triage Nurses have documented that the flu has already broken in certain parts of the USA, and food poisoning and allergies are starting to rise. Read these tips from our Medical Director and CIO, Dr. Ravi Raheja, to share with your patients and staff on staying healthy during games and winter breaks.  These tips can

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Nurse Triage Options for ACOs and Medical Organizations: Improving Medical Care and Decreasing Costs

Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, are formed by groups of doctors and other healthcare providers. ACOs aim to encourage providers to decrease patients’ health expenses by taking responsibility for the quality of care provided. By doing so, providers receive a share of the Medicare savings while encouraging better preventive health care for their patients. The question for medical organizations that share on health savings is how can they improve patient care while decreasing care costs? This article focuses on the benefits of nurse triage and

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Triage Nurses Help Physicians During Cold and Flu season

Winter and holiday season is coming and that means that doctor offices and triage nurses around the country are preparing for the high influx of patient phone calls during the season. Many calls can be handled over-the-phone with home care advice, while others require patients to come into the office. Schmitt-Thompson triage protocols for doctor offices (see, for example, myTriageChecklist), are an important resource for telephone triage nurses to use to ensure that all calls be handled using the same high-level standard of care. Still,

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The Importance of an Independent Triage Nurse on Evaluating Symptoms – Interview with Dr. Charu Raheja and Dr. Ricardo Hanel

As medical provider knows, telephone triage nurses play a crucial role in evaluating symptoms and ensuring that patients receive the right level of care for their symptoms. A frequently discussed benefit of having a triage nurse available 24/7 is the decrease in unnecessary ER usage and its associated savings to health care. A less discussed and even more crucial benefit is the impact that triage nurses have on saving morbidity and improving patient wellbeing by ensuring that people are sent to the ER even when

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Triage Nurses Help Hospitals During Natural Disaster

In an event of a natural disaster, many medical practices are forced to close due to mandatory evacuation. This creates a void of medical help available for those in areas affected by natural disasters. One of our recent natural disasters, Hurricane Florence, largely affected the North Carolina region in September. Shortly after, Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida gulf area in October 2018. Many hospitals and doctor offices were forced to close down due to mandatory evacuations. Our Triage Nurses were there to assist anyone who

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E-book on how employee wellbeing benefits organizations

New E-book Release About How Employee Wellbeing Benefits Organizations

JACKSONVILLE, FL (October 8, 2018) “Corporate wellbeing programs often serve two main purposes: improve the overall health of employees and improve productivity in the workplace.” TriageLogic’s CEO, Dr. Charu Raheja, just released her latest book,  Why Wellbeing is Simply Good Business. While you are taking care of your patients, who takes care of your health? The book guides readers to understanding why focusing on the employees’ well-being is beneficial to both the company and its employees. The book also offers easy-to-implement and low-cost solutions to

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Triage Nurses Treating High Blood Pressure among Children

The AHA has recently presented findings of food insecurity leading to high blood pressure among children. Food insecurity affects around 40 million Americans; 6 million of those being children and adolescents. Triage nurses can provide simple solutions to alleviate the medical situation by providing parents with health education and by reassuring parental concerns about their child’s health. What is Food Insecurity? Food insecurity is defined as poor access to nutritional foods. Surprisingly, 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure today. Many families cannot afford or do not have the opportunity to

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Nurse Toolbox: How Can Triage Nurses Evaluate Patients for Otitis Media/ Ear Infection?

About 90 percent of children are diagnosed with at least one ear infection. Triage nurses need to know how to effectively assess the patient through a distraught parent. Ear infections are the most common bacterial infection in children and peak between ages 6 months to 2 years. Communication is very difficult with children in this age group, therefore triage nurses must be prepared to ask the right questions as the patient cannot verbally express their condition. Parents that call a triage nurse when their child

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CEO of TriageLogic Nominated for International Award

The 20 Successful Businesswomen To Look for in 2018 Founder and CEO of the TriageLogic Group, Doctor Charu Raheja, was recently named “The 20 Successful Business Women To Look for 2018” in the most recent edition of Mirror Review magazine. In the article, Charu discusses her journey with starting TriageLogic, and how her challenges have helped her run a successful telehealth business. According to Charu, “My success and the success of our company stems from staying ahead of demand and developing innovative solutions that improve

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The Role of Triage Nurses During Food Outbreaks

Recently foods such as Honey Smacks cereal, Goldfish Crackers, and eggs have been on the news as being recalled. The main culprit in these recalls was Salmonella. Updates on Honey Smacks alone have shown that at least 130 people across 36 states have contracted the illness, creating worry among consumers. Still, not all food recalls have the potential to cause health hazards. Our triage nurses have been evaluating and educating patients worried about symptoms following the consumption of one of those items. Doctors who want

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Reduce Physician Burnout with Telephone Triage Nurses

Patients today expect their physicians to be available outside of standard office hours, creating higher demands on already busy schedules for doctors.  Studies point to more than half of physicians reporting burnout, as defined as a loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. A solution for doctors and hospitals is to develop a team that can assist doctors while providing the continuity of care needed to maintain the high quality of care that doctors want for their patients.  One solution

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Keynote speaker at health advisors conference

Jacksonville, FL August 27, 2018. Continuwell announces CTO Ravi Raheja, MD to be a keynote speaker at the biannual Health Agents for America (HAFA) conference in Las Vegas August 30th  and 31st. Dr. Raheja will discuss client retention and solutions to improve the delivery of benefits and resources to clients. He will present a roadmap to help health advisors assess client needs and implement solutions that can serve those needs and add value to companies.   Attendees will learn about new resources that they can introduce

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