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

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

Paradigm − January 9, 2018 − filed under Medical Expertise

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

Paradigm − − filed under Medical Expertise

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 Family of Companies Heads to NWCDC 2017

Paradigm − December 4, 2017 − filed under Events

Paradigm and our sister companies, The ALARIS Group, Encore Unlimited and ForeSight Medical, will be represented at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference this week in Las Vegas. Kids’ Chance of America will be there, too. Please visit us at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Paradigm Booth #2707, ALARIS Booth #5300, Kids’ Chance booth… Learn More

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week: Help Identify Kids in Need

Paradigm − November 13, 2017 − filed under Kids' Chance of America

The close alliance between Paradigm and Kids’ Chance of America continues to grow. This week, we want to share what some of our colleagues have to say about how and why they bring this great philanthropy to life in their work. “To be able to create something good and positive for kids who have experienced… Learn More

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Kids’ Chance Awareness Week Nov. 13-17, 2017: More money for more kids!

Paradigm − October 27, 2017 − filed under Kids' Chance of America

Kids’ Chance of America is a 501 (c)(3) organization that represents a collection of state-level non-profit Kids’ Chance organizations that provide scholarship opportunities to children who need financial assistance due to a parent’s work-related injury or fatality. The guiding principle is: More money for more kids! What Makes Kids’ Chance Awareness Week Special? In 2016,… Learn More

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