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

New Research Affirms the Importance of Biopsychosocial Care Management

Paradigm − June 12, 2017 − filed under Complex Case Management, Multiple Trauma

Davis, a young teacher, went out for a run one day and was struck from behind by a car doing 40 mph. He flew onto the hood of the car and his head smashed into the windshield before he cartwheeled and then landed on his forehead in the middle of the road. His recovery was… Learn More

Paradigm Nurses Share Thoughts on Caring for Themselves and Others

Paradigm − May 20, 2017 − filed under Medical Expertise

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 Medical Expertise

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 Medical Expertise

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

Paradigm − − filed under Medical Expertise

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 Medical Expertise

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

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Recognizing the Signs of Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury

Paradigm − April 18, 2017 − filed under Acquired Brain Injury, Burn Injury

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries pose challenging obstacles when it comes to correctly diagnosing and treating injured workers. Because they are less visible than other injuries, it is essential for medical teams to understand how to properly diagnose concussions and other types of TBI. Assessing Concussions and TBI According to Dr. Nancy Mann, medical director… Learn More