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

Paradigm − February 13, 2018 − filed under General, 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

Innovation in Treatment of Chronic Lung Injuries: Dr. Ashish Bhatia’s Outlook

Paradigm − January 16, 2018 − filed under Events, General

In medical research, failures are never a total loss, because knowing why creations fail helps to develop more successful devices or drugs, Dr. Ashish Bhatia told Paradigm Outcomes’ eighth annual Innovation Symposium exploring outliers and medical innovation. Dr. Bhatia said, in the past 10-12 years of his research with burns or trauma, only about 25… Learn More

The Future of Value-Based Care in Workers’ Compensation – Part 1

Paradigm − January 9, 2018 − filed under General

Dr. Choo began 2018 with the year’s first Leaders Speak on WorkCompWire. Here’s an excerpt: The future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is presently uncertain, but our healthcare industry’s steadfast exploration of value-based care models to achieve better outcomes is encouraging. Although the workers’ compensation industry has always operated independently… Learn More

The Future of Value-Based Care in Workers’ Compensation – Part 2

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In his second Leaders Speak on WorkCompWire, Dr. Choo discusses value-based care in complex and catastrophic workplace injuries and how such a systematic approach can deliver better clinical outcomes at a lower lifetime cost. Catastrophic injuries, medically complex cases and chronic pain remain difficult challenges for all stakeholders in the workers’ compensation industry. To achieve… Learn More

Paradigm Nurses Share Thoughts on Caring for Themselves and Others

Paradigm − May 20, 2017 − filed under General

For Nurses Week 2017 — Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit — we asked ten outstanding clinicians how they care for themselves and those around them: “With a couple of my patients, we take a walk. We talk and walk so I can see how they’re doing and moving.”  Amy Meltzer, RN – Paradigm… Learn More

“We Thought the Paradigm Nurse was an Angel Sent by God”

Paradigm − May 11, 2017 − filed under General

During Nurses Week and every week, nurses are highly valued at Paradigm: “A prospective new client asked for references from one of our injured workers. He and his wife wrote a very positive recommendation for us that included the sentence, ‘We thought the Paradigm nurse was an angel sent by God.’ I think that says… Learn More

Celebrating Our Nurses

Paradigm − May 9, 2017 − filed under General

Thoughts from Jo Carter, RN, BSN, CCM, Paradigm Outcomes’ vice president of network services. Nurses are the heart of Paradigm Outcomes. Our nurse case managers coordinate care and support the recovery of our injured workers while our directors of clinical services support the care management process and bring valuable expertise to every case. Each year,… Learn More

Mary Free Bed: An ACO for Catastrophic and Complex Injuries

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By creating and coordinating partnerships with quality-driven care providers, accountable care organizations (ACOs) such as Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Michigan take responsibility of the complexities of medical care so injured workers can focus on getting better. Paradigm Outcomes, working specifically with workers’ compensation cases of a catastrophic and complex nature, is proud to… Learn More

Why is Value-Based Care in Workers’ Compensation Cases Important?

Paradigm − May 2, 2017 − filed under General

Value-based healthcare has proven effective in ensuring that patients receive the best quality of care. Although this innovative approach has been successfully implemented in healthcare settings throughout the U.S., injured workers being treated under workers’ compensation insurance are being left behind. Understanding value-based care and how it could help those in workers’ compensation cases may… Learn More

Catastrophic Injuries: Recovery Affects Everyone

Paradigm − February 7, 2017 − filed under General

The road to recovery from a catastrophic injury is long and arduous not only for injured workers but also for those who love and support them through the rehabilitation process. Experienced case managers know that recovery is a team effort. Managing everyone’s expectations and addressing the wide variety of emotions are essential components of a… Learn More