New CDC Report: Antibiotic Prescribing and Use in the U.S.

Reducing inappropriate antibiotic use is important to protect patients from harm, effectively treat infections, and combat antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent threats to public health. We work to ensure that healthcare providers in New England know the importance of appropriate antibiotic use, helping almost 300 outpatient sites implement the core elements of antibiotic […]

SPECIAL CMS LISTENING SESSION – 8/29/19 – CMS Regional Office Call on the Proposed rules for CY 2020 OPPS, Physician Fee Schedule, & ESRD/DME

On Monday, July 29th, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released three proposed payment rules: Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment systems; Physician Fee Schedule; and proposed changes to the Medicare payment rules for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS), End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) […]

Ambulatory Care Clinics Invited To Join Free Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Enroll your site today! Get the resources and training that your clinical site needs to practice robust antibiotic stewardship by joining a free, 12-month national program starting in December 2019. The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use provides participating ambulatory clinics with expert coaching, online education and improvement tools, patient education materials, antibiotic use […]

Hi Rhode Islanders, Take Control of Your Diabetes!

Join others in your community & discover ways to care for your health Healthcentric Advisors invites you to learn how to navigate the physical and mental ups and downs of life with diabetes. Our free, six-week program, brings people together who are living with diabetes to share their experiences and to discover new ways to […]

Excessive Heat/Humidity Notification from The Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center

THE FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION IS FROM THE STEPHEN M. LAWLOR MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER MIC Activation Status: Level 1 – Enhanced Monitoring & Coordination Incident: 2019 JUL 19-21 Excessive Heat/Humidity When: 2019 JUL 17 at 1630 HRS This coming weekend, the National Weather Service is forecasting a multi-day high heat event. Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July […]

Sepsis Survivor: Misdiagnoses and Post-Sepsis Syndrome – Part 4

What follows is the story of a sepsis survivor, as told to Healthcentric Advisors. We have changed her name for anonymity. Part 4: Knowledge about Sepsis and Post-Sepsis When Ellen got sepsis, she didn’t know anything about it. She was seeing a big team of specialists and wasn’t provided with much education about it. Now, […]

Sepsis Survivor: Misdiagnoses and Post-Sepsis Syndrome – Part 3

What follows is the story of a sepsis survivor, as told to Healthcentric Advisors. We have changed her name for anonymity. Part 3: Recovery and Post-Sepsis Syndrome After being discharged from the hospital Ellen was still very sick for a month. She was on prednisone and felt like her head was fuzzy. Now, whenever she […]

Sepsis Survivor: Misdiagnoses and Post-Sepsis Syndrome – Part 2

What follows is the story of a sepsis survivor, as told to Healthcentric Advisors. We have changed her name for anonymity. Part 2: Hospital Stay and Treatment Eight hours after being admitted, Ellen was still in the hospital. The doctors now wouldn’t send her home, because her pain continued and they couldn’t figure out why. […]

Sepsis Survivor: Misdiagnoses and Post-Sepsis Syndrome – Part 1

What follows is the story of a sepsis survivor, as told to Healthcentric Advisors. We have changed her name for anonymity. Part 1: How it Started Ellen started her day like any other. She was active and fit, and went to meet her sister-in-law for a spinning class. But something wasn’t right. She didn’t feel […]

Join us in RI for the 7th Annual Medical Director and Leadership Learning Session

Continuing Education Credits Available – See Below This unique gathering is designed especially for Rhode Island nursing home leadership – Nursing Home Medical Directors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Home Leadership Teams, and their Strategic Partners – to explore opportunities to empower Nursing Home teams and improve transitions of care. Our Presenters Stefan Gravenstein, MD, […]