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MX.com Brief - Healthcare News | April 26, 2012
Industry Spotlight: Pelvic Health Costs $30 Billion
Welcome to The Brief, the MX.com newsletter to keep healthcare leaders and innovators informed on industry trends, MX.com and Solution and Seller developments.
In this issue:
- Industry Spotlight: Pelvic Health Costs $30 Billion
- New MX White Paper:
- Industry News
- Upcoming MX.com Webinars
- This Week's Poll: Bringing Hospitals into the 21st Century
- MX.com - No Membership Fees...Ever
This healthcare fact is simple and compelling: One of three U.S. women will be treated for a pelvic health condition by age 60.
With the growing number of women impacted by pelvic health conditions each year and U.S. hospitals actively searching for new profitable models in comprehensive care programs, many healthcare strategic planners are evaluating “pelvic health” programming that offers unique, centralized approaches to diagnostics, clinical care, and one-to-one patient education.
With a clear goal of helping hundreds of women in their community identify and seek help for pelvic health conditions causing them daily pain, discomfort, inconvenience and embarrassment, U.S. hospitals are bringing together a range of medical experts from different disciplines and ...more.
New MX White Paper:
Last week, we released our new white paper, Patient Safety and Enhanced Communication: Standardizing Handoff Protocols in a Perioperative Unit. In just a few days the response has been impressive, with the white paper being downloaded thousands of times.
The transfer of patients undergoing surgical procedures is particularly complicated, as patients are relocated to several different care settings inside a small span of time and specialized technology and equipment are used throughout various phases of perioperative care. Have you downloaded your copy yet?
Visit MX.com to download the new white paper and learn how Johns Hopkins Medicine developed a standardized process to reduce communication failures and improve post-operative care through protocols and checklists.
Get your complimentary copy now on MX.com.
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Deadline Countdown: Reducing Readmissions
Starting later this year, the Medicare program will begin to financially penalize hospitals whose patients are readmitted within 30 days of their discharge. Physicians -- and hospitalists in particular -- will be impacted. And patients themselves will often have to pay more out of pocket as a result. This could not only dramatically change the doctor-patient relationship in the hospital setting...more.
Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Program Webinar
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that about one-third of adult women are affected by at least one pelvic disorder. And a 2009 study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology projects the number of American women with a pelvic floor disorder will increase from 28.1million in 2010 to 43.8 million in 2050.
In 2005, Rush University Medical Center responded to these industry statistics with a virtual clinic model that provides a multidisciplinary team approach and offers pelvic patients surgical and non-interventional treatment options.
Through the Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Program Webinar, you will be able to learn how Rush:
- Doubled the Number of Pelvic Patients Being Treated within the First Year Alone
- Improved Quality of Care
- Increased Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Revenue
- Strengthened Community Presence
- Increased Patient Referrals
- Increased Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Patient Growth Over 800% since Program Inception
Save the Date
Join us as we explore the future of pelvic health and the impact new pelvic floor research is having on the industry in our complimentary Pelvic Floor and Abdominal Health Program Webinar. Hosted by Mary Mathes, RN, MSN and Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, the webinar will highlight how you too can positively impact your community and service line with this pelvic floor and abdominal health program.
Registration is limited. Sign up now for what promises to be an informative, engaging discussion on the importance of improving the quality of care in pelvic floor and abdominal health disorders.
Special Note: MX.com Webinars are open to providers and health systems. In order to register for this meeting, you must be a hospital, physician/provider or health system employee. We are not able to accommodate vendors or consultants at this time.
Bringing Hospitals into the 21st Century
In 1900, the average life expectancy of an American male was 45 years old. In 2010 it was almost 79. We can credit the increase in longetivity to a multitude of improvements in society, but the biggest credit is to the increased quality of healthcare. But this is only the beginning. The healthcare industry is embracing technology in new ways. Advancements in hospitals of the future will be led by digital technologies and improvements that enable people to live healthier lives and get more targeted treatment, faster.
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Submitted by lauralin23 on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 08:37