Policy Trends
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Passion to Policy

BY SUSAN PLOUGH, MSN, PHCNS-BC, CCM The CARES Act contains a variety of aspects, all addressing the needs of people across the country dealing with the COVID pandemic. In terms of healthcare, it was written to support America’s healthcare system in the fight against the coronavirus and, though meant to be…

Transitions of Care
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Recurrent Clostridioides Difficile: Building Bridges Through Transitions of Care

BY TEENA CHOPRA, MD, MPH, MATHEW LEPERA, DO, AND GLENN TILLOTSON, PhD BACKGROUND Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection is the number one cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea. Additionally, it is increasingly a cause of gastrointestinal illness in the community, with more than one-third of all U.S. infections occurring outside the hospital setting. There are approximately…

Association News
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National Case Management Week—October 10-16, 2021

Navigating The Journey to Health It’s time to get ready to celebrate YOU, our profession and the impact we have made together. This past year continued to challenge us in ways we never imagined, to bridge expansive gaps in our patients’ journeys to health. For case managers, the journey drives…

Legacy Leaders
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A Conversation With Benjamin J. Foster, MBA

BY ANNE LLEWELLYN, MS, BHSA, RN-BC, CCM, CRRN In this edition of Legacy Leaders, Anne Llewellyn caught up with Benjamin J. Foster, the CEO and founder of Nurseify, Inc. Ben is doing important work in nurse recruiting and helping nurses realize their potential as they move into new areas as well…

President's Message
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Health Trends and Technology

BY COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN This month’s theme is Healthcare Trends, with a special emphasis on technology. Technology…does anyone remember when a pager was the height of technology in healthcare? When electronic medical records gave us the ability to see (much less read) all the care team…

COVID-19
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Is Long COVID Here to Stay? Case Management of Patients With Long COVID

BY DEBORAH ZEVENEY, RN, MS, CCM DEFINING THE ISSUE In addition to the surge of patients diagnosed with acute symptoms of COVID, case managers have been faced with transition or care planning for patients experiencing symptoms post-acutely. Planning is complicated by an environment that is decidedly unstable. The goal of this…

Wearables
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Wearable Robotics: From Cinema to Reality

BY KYLE J. WALKER, MHA, ATP The term wearables paints a very broad stroke, even for a healthcare canvas. Wearable can be something as simple as a pedometer worn on the pant hip, or a fitness watch, to a highly sophisticated robotic device used to aid in the movement of an…

Legacy Leaders
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A Conversation with Toresha Peterson, RN, MS, CCM

BY ANNE LLEWELLYN, MS, BHSA, RN-BC, CCM, CRRN Each month in this column, we highlight an up-and-coming case management leader. The criterion for a nomination is that the professional has contributed to the practice of case management and has inspired others to step up and become leaders in their area of…

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