Paradigm Outcomes: Proud Supporters of Kids’ Chance of America

Paradigm − October 3, 2017 − filed under Kids' Chance of America

Paradigm Outcomes is a proud supporter of Kids’ Chance of America, which is celebrating 10 years of providing educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job. That mission aligns with Paradigm’s central values. Both organizations are about possibility – reclaiming the future in the wake of catastrophe.… Learn More

How a Paradigm Case Manager Helped an Injured Worker Beat Chronic Pain – Part 4

Paradigm − September 26, 2017 − filed under Chronic Pain

Kathy Metcalfe, RN, CCM, CDMS, PSPM, has been a Paradigm Network Manager since 2011. In this conclusion of our four-part series, Kathy talks about her work with Butch Coffman. Butch Coffman’s story began when he slipped on the ice going to work one winter morning. Over the next 12 years, his condition worsened and he… Learn More

How a Paradigm Case Manager Helped an Injured Worker Beat Chronic Pain – Part 3

Paradigm − September 19, 2017 − filed under Chronic Pain

Kathy Metcalfe, RN, CCM, CDMS, PSPM, has been a Paradigm Network Manager since 2011. In this four-part series, Kathy talks about her work with Butch Coffman. Butch Coffman’s story began when he slipped on the ice going to work one winter morning. Over the next 12 years, his condition worsened and he developed chronic pain.… Learn More

How a Paradigm Case Manager Helped an Injured Worker Beat Chronic Pain – Part 2

Paradigm − September 12, 2017 − filed under Chronic Pain

Kathy Metcalfe, RN, CCM, CDMS, PSPM, has been a Paradigm Network Manager since 2011. In this four-part series, Kathy talks about her work with Butch Coffman. Butch Coffman’s story began when he slipped on the ice going to work one winter morning. Over the next 12 years, his condition worsened and he developed chronic pain.… Learn More

How a Paradigm Case Manager Helped an Injured Worker Beat Chronic Pain – Part 1

Paradigm − September 5, 2017 − filed under Chronic Pain

Kathy Metcalfe, RN, CCM, CDMS, PSPM, has been a Paradigm Network Manager since 2011. In this four-part series, Kathy talks about her work with Butch Coffman. Butch Coffman’s story began when he slipped on the ice going to work one winter morning. Over the next 12 years, his condition worsened and he developed chronic pain.… Learn More

5 Facts about Spinal Cord Injury

Paradigm − August 31, 2017 − filed under Spinal Cord Injury

Paradigm Outcomes has 25 years of clinical experience and results for injured workers with Spinal Cord Injury. Our systematic approach includes well-established, comprehensive and regular systems of review with monitoring, education, timely interventions and effective communication. Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month begins Friday. These key statistics are from the National Spinal Cord Injury Database, a… Learn More

Psychosocial Issues in Catastrophic Injuries: Managing the Risks and Challenges

Paradigm − August 24, 2017 − filed under Events

If not actively addressed, the psychosocial challenges that accompany traumatic work-related injuries can interfere with recovery. Participants in Paradigm Outcomes’ recent webinar learned how case management teams can assess and intervene to mitigate the negative impact of these issues on injured workers’ recovery and functional outcomes. Paradigm Chief Medical Officer Michael Choo, M.D. and Paradigm… Learn More

Innovations in Burn Scar Treatment

Paradigm − August 16, 2017 − filed under Burn Injury

The American Burn Association reports that 450,000 patients undergo hospital and emergency room treatment for burns every year. Burn patients are often left with obvious and profound scarring, resulting in limited range of motion, difficulty returning to work and lasting psychological impact. Recently, Paradigm conducted a webinar about new treatments for this complex injury titled,… Learn More

Advancements in Spinal Cord Regeneration

Paradigm − July 18, 2017 − filed under Spinal Cord Injury

The human body has an advanced capacity to heal itself, but the spinal cord can have a notoriously difficult time recovering from catastrophic damage. Studies in rats and recent advances in early human stem cell research provide hope for those individuals living with spinal cord damage, but approved treatments are still years in the future,… Learn More

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The Impact of Health Illiteracy On Patient Outcomes

Paradigm − July 3, 2017 − filed under Complex Case Management

A diabetic man spent time in the hospital, where he was prescribed daily insulin shots. He practiced injecting the insulin into an orange during his stay. Not long after he left the hospital, he was readmitted with dangerously high blood sugar levels. The doctors were stumped, until they learned the man had been injecting the… Learn More