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The Need: Coordination of I/DD Services in Hospitals

BY DR. MERCEDES WILLIAMS, DBH, MPH/ID, LMSW, CCM Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiation in 2010, case management has continued to evolve. State case managers are support coordinators in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) arena. I/DD are disorders that present at birth, specifically before the age of 18. These…


Full-Service Nurse Wellness

BY BENJAMIN J. FOSTER, MBA In January 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced $103 million in awards to improve the retention of healthcare workers and help respond to the nation’s critical staffing needs by reducing burnout and promoting…


Artificial Intelligence Will Redesign Healthcare

BY DR. BERTALAN MESKÓ, MD, PhD In June 2021, I gave a keynote speech at the CMSA 2021 Virtual Conference, concentrating on how automation, most notably artificial intelligence, will affect care in medicine. This article was explicitly rewritten as a follow-up to that speech. Artificial intelligence in healthcare has incredible potential.…

Transitions of Care

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…

President's Message

A Measured Mindset

BY MELANIE A. PRINCE, MSN, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN I proudly hail from Louisiana, where great food is the DNA of the state. At a young age, children are taught to cook not only simple, but also complicated recipes. The fascinating part about the recipes is that often the ingredients are…

Continuum of Care

The Patient Journey Through The Continuum Of Care

BY MARIE STINEBUCK, MBA, MSN, ACM, AND TIFFANY FERGUSON, LMSW, CMAC, ACM Patient satisfaction and the prevention of readmissions are continuously discussed as quality metrics for hospital success. With an increased focus on these and other metrics to continually improve patient care, hospital systems work to improve the patient experience from pre-admission…

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