It’s Time for the Kids’ Chance Annual Meeting May 3-5 in Detroit

Paradigm − April 24, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

Kids’ Chance of Michigan cordially invites the entire Kids’ Chance community to join them May 3-5 for the 2018 Kids’ Chance of America Annual at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. The festivities will begin on Thursday evening with tours through the landmark GM Renaissance Center. The KCOA Board Meeting and Council of State Organizations meetings… Learn More

Meet Evelyn Bonilla, BA, RN, CCM, A Paradigm Director of Clinical Services

Paradigm − April 17, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

What do you do at Paradigm? I’m a Director of Clinical Services in chronic pain. We provide individuals a second chance at life by helping them come to a decision to reduce or completely eliminate their dependence on opiates. We work closely with these injured workers and create plans to help them manage their chronic… Learn More

Disorders of Consciousness

Paradigm − April 10, 2018 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury

The brain is one of the most complex organs in the body, and damage can cause a wide range of impairments called “Disorders of Consciousness.” The challenge is to better understand and diagnose these dynamic states to apply the right care.   There are three main Disorders of Consciousness:   A coma state is a… Learn More

Webinar Recap: Surviving the Unsurvivable: Optimal Clinical and Claims Outcomes in Severe Burn Cases

Paradigm − April 3, 2018 − filed under Burn Injury, Events

Replay the webinar here. Download the slides here. Innovations in technology and treatment now enable victims of severe burns to survive injuries previously unsurvivable. Extraordinary recoveries and prolonged life expectancies present claims payors with intensive cases incurring millions of dollars in losses. The webinar explores how outcome-focused clinical and claims management of catastrophic burn cases… Learn More

Meet Leslie Porter, MD, a Paradigm Medical Director

Paradigm − March 27, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

Paradigm Medical Directors play an important consultative role in our systematic care management program.  They offer expert insights and collaborate with the treating physicians, as well as guide each injured workers’ care team.  So, let’s meet one of them! Doctor Leslie Porter is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with expertise in the management… Learn More

Catastrophic Injuries: Managing Severe Burn Claims

Paradigm − March 20, 2018 − filed under Burn Injury

According to the American Burn Association, there are approximately 600,000 burn injuries annually in the United States, and roughly 15-20% of those injuries are work related. Employees working with high voltage power lines, toxic chemicals, and hazardous materials are especially at risk for these complex injuries that can involve long hospital stays, infections, reconstructive surgeries,… Learn More

Evidence-Based Pain Medicine for Primary Care Physicians

Paradigm − March 13, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

Paradigm Medical Director Graves T. Owen, MD, is lead author of “Evidence-based pain medicine for primary care physicians,” in the peer-reviewed journal, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. The article highlights the critical role that a pain medicine specialist can play in the management of patients with chronic pain. Learn more from the abstract: The last… Learn More

Centers of Excellence: Innovations in Post-Acute Care – Part Two

Paradigm − February 27, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise, Spinal Cord Injury

As innovations in post-acute care help restore greater function for those in the early stages of complex and chronic traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, such rehabilitation centers become even more important and valuable. “Now there’s more to take advantage of,” said Gary Ulicny, former CEO of Shepherd Center in Atlanta, as he explores… Learn More

Centers of Excellence: Innovations in Post-Acute Care – Part One

Paradigm − February 13, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise, Spinal Cord Injury

Many factors have led to the increase in the number of outliers — complex and chronic neurological cases — in post-acute rehabilitation facilities. Gary Ulicny, former CEO of Shepherd Center in Atlanta, reveals innovations in care and care management to meet the growing demand. “People who would’ve died ten years ago are now being saved… Learn More

Understanding and Improving Patient Expectations: Dr. Geoffrey Ling’s Outlook

Paradigm − January 30, 2018 − filed under Complex Case Management

Dr. Geoffrey Ling, a retired U.S. Army colonel, was deployed six times: Five times to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. He spent his first tour of duty in a tiny Level I trauma center in northwest Afghanistan, where he saw children who had been injured by Russian landmines. Because the landmines resembled butterflies, it was… Learn More