PRESS: Virtua Navigates Orthopedic Patients Pre- & Post-Surgery with Improved Patient Engagement and Care Coordination

With an aging population and increase in chronic conditions including obesity, the demand for hip and knee operation is increasing dramatically. A study in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery estimates by 2030 “demand for total hip arthroplasties to grow by 174% to 572,000 and demand for primary total knee arthroplasties by 673% to […]

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Wellbe Announces Webinar on the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Model of Care

OrthoServiceLine.com, a free resource to the orthopedic community sponsored by Wellbe, is hosting a complimentary webinar featuring Dr. Mike Schweitzer, Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Transformation at VHA Southeast, titled “Implementation of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).” The PSH is a patient-centered, physician-led system of coordinated care that guides patients through the entire surgical experience. […]

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Wellbe Releases New Care Coordination Capabilities in Connected Navigation System

Wellbe, the leading expert in guiding patients through their episodes of care, has released new tools for nurse navigators and care managers to coordinate patient care across the continuum. Studies published in JAMA found that failures of care coordination increase U.S. healthcare costs by $25 billion to $45 billion annually. Poor care coordination can lead […]

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New Online Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center Helps Patients Navigate Joint Replacement Surgery

Dallas, TX – January 5, 2015 – Planning for and recovering from joint replacement surgery can be an intimidating and unfamiliar path. Fortunately, patients at Methodist Dallas Medical Center now have an online program to help guide them through the challenges. The hospital is the first in North Texas to use a new web and […]

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Wellbe Announces Webinar on Improving the Patient Experience for Joint Replacements

OrthoServiceLine.com, a free resource to the orthopedic community sponsored by Wellbe, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Julie Benz, Director of Outpatient Therapy Services at Avera McKennan Hospital, titled “Improving the Patient Experience for Joint Replacements by Using a Guided Process.” Hospitals must find ways to differentiate their services and programs from their competition, while […]

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The Expanding Roles for Patient Navigators

Patient Navigators are becoming more commonplace in hospitals these days. Previously only used in cancer settings or with low-income patients with barriers to care, navigators skills are now being employed in many areas of healthcare, so the job outlook for patient navigation is looking good. Starting October 1st, a new breed of patient navigators will […]

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