Handling Rapid Changes in Health Care

For the past few decades, Americans have been holding their collective breath waiting for the government’s health care system to collapse. The cardiac event monitor specialists at ReactDx recognize the importance of acting quickly in health care as the roles of hospitals, insurance carriers, and physicians change.

The US Department of Health and Human Services rolled out the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in 2007 to provide continuous, comprehensive medical care to patients. Their overall goal is to coordinate all levels of care for every patient. This holistic approach allows the patient to receive seamless care for any injury or disease, joining primary care physicians, radiologists, technicians, nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, social workers, aids, et cetera in the ultimate goal of giving the patient full-care. These large, diverse teams are often located in sprawling facilities, but rural areas will find the same level of attention by compiling virtual teams spread throughout the community. This comprehensive, coordinated care model can meet the needs of each individual patient.

One of health care’s largest obstacles is time. By coordinating care among a network of physicians and technicians, PCMH delivers shorter wait times for services and appointments — even in urgent care situations. Waiting causes aggravation; because patients now spend less time waiting, their attitudes improve, which, in turn, improves medical outcomes.

A true advantage of coordinated care is cost reduction. For instance, take a patient who needs a CT scan. The expense of the machinery is enormous. By coordinating care with a nearby hospital, a patient can utilize existing technology without the physician paying for the machine and its maintenance.  

Rural areas sometimes lack specialists. PCMH does not necessarily require specialists to relocate to small communities to treat a handful of patients. Instead, telemedicine and video are utilized, conferencing a physician from a metropolitan area to virtually examine the patient.

When care for a patient extends over a network of experts, patient outcomes improve. This leads to fewer lawsuits, improved patient satisfaction, and more open communication among patients, their families, and their health care professionals. A critical key in successful patient outcomes is proactive support, which ReactDx delivers with their cardiac event monitors to determine patient heart rate, rhythm, morphology, and P-wave analysis. Contact ReactDx today at 800-23-HEART.

Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

Jodi and her husband enjoy landscaping, finding new restaurants and traveling whenever life gives them the opportunity.

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