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June 2013

#OPFollowFriday These Healthcare Giants on Twitter Gabby Mujal

June 28th, 2013 | 2

opFFThis week we continue our segment of #OPFollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement FollowFriday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter. These twitter accounts are all patients with a voice for great causes and have done a fantastic job of tracking and announcing breaking news in areas of healthcare innovation, caring for the aging population, and peer support. We are happy to recognize them and other like-minded twitter accounts. If we missed out on any influential leaders or you think you might be a healthcare sleeping giant, let us know in the comments or tweet us @OpenPlacement. Accounts will be reviewed and vetted for appropriate content and stay tuned for future #OPFollowFriday’s.

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Affordable Care Act for Dummies (Part 1 of 2) Christy Rakoczy

June 26th, 2013 | 3

obamacare-for-dummiesAs the Affordable Care Act begins to be implemented, it is imperative that providers become educated on how they will be affected by the new legislation. Many providers will be pleased with many positive changes that can help improve the care provided to patients as well as the business end of the organization.

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Discharge Planning from a Patient’s Perspective (Guest Post) Devon Texas

June 25th, 2013 | 1

unconsciousWe welcome back DevonTexas as our guest blogger. This week he writes a post about a discharge planning experience from a patient’s point of view.

I never really thought about “Discharge Planning” until I came across this website on the internet and began reading about it.  As a patient, I’ve been passively involved in the process and now, as I look back, I can see where I’ve been the grateful recipient of good “discharge planning”.

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From Novice to Leader in Social Work Christy Rakoczy

June 24th, 2013 | 0

success-kidIn all professions, it is necessary to take steps in order to become a leader in the field. In social work, there are many paths one can take in order to become a leader in the field. The most crucial part of doing so involves being motivated and dedicated to the profession and one’s pursuit of excellence and leadership.

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#OPFollowFriday These Healthcare Giants on Twitter Ninette Tan

June 21st, 2013 | 0

opFFThis week we continue our segment of #OPFollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement FollowFriday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter. These twitter accounts are all standout nonprofits for great causes and have done a fantastic job of tracking and announcing breaking news in areas of healthcare innovation, caring for the aging population, and peer support. We are happy to recognize them and other like-minded twitter accounts.

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Shelly Mesure, Our Featured Health Care Trailblazer Ninette Tan

June 20th, 2013 | 1

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This week’s healthcare trailblazer is none other than the author of McKnight’s Rehab Realities , Shelly Mesure. As an advocate for improved healthcare policies and procedures,  Shelly utilizes her background in occupational therapy and education to provide advice for best practice on documentation and other rehabilitation topics.

Shelly’s background is also diversified by the relationship her company Orchestrall Rehab Solutions has established with China.  She proves herself to be an industry leader and innovator. Read on to find out how she transformed her company A Mesured Solution, Inc into an international corporate partner.

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Health Care Reform has More Negatives than Positives Christy Rakoczy

June 18th, 2013 | 6

ObamacareMany have their opinions regarding health care reform in the United States, officially called the Affordable Care Act, and unofficially called Obamacare. There are some enthusiastic supporters of the bill, but many are not pleased with the passage of the legislation and its intended (or unintended) consequences.  A look at the positives and negatives can uncover why so many seem disenchanted with this reform.

First, the top two reasons why the Affordable Healthcare Act is made out to be good, and why they are fallacies:

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#OPFollowFriday These Healthcare Giants on Twitter Ninette Tan

June 14th, 2013 | 5

opFFThis week we continue our segment of #OPFollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement Follow Friday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter. We have a special edition of a group of female leaders in healthcare who have done a fantastic job of tracking and announcing breaking news in areas of healthcare innovation, caring for the aging population, peer support and much more. We are happy to recognize them and other like-minded twitter accounts.

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Are Health Insurance Rates Going Up or Down — A Cautionary Tale? Trudy Lieberman

June 13th, 2013 | 0

CFAHThe saga of insurance rates continues: will consumers buying coverage in the new state shopping exchanges find lower or higher rates?  On one side are those who say the newly insured will see lower premiums for coverage. Count the president in that camp. Others, including insurance industry types, say for many groups of people rates may be higher. What’s been left out of the debate, however, is the question: higher or lower compared to what? And here’s where the whole rate discussion gets murky and confusing.

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Patients, the Forgotten Health Care Team Members Christy Rakoczy

June 10th, 2013 | 5

PatientsCareGiversWhile providing top notch care 100% of the time while a patient is hospitalized is a large part of ensuring patients recover to a state of healthiness, it is also important to examine the post-hospital experience for patients and how to improve processes so that patients are able to recover swiftly without development of further issues or secondary complications.

One way to ensure that a patient is successful in implementing a care plan upon discharge is by understanding and involving the patient. While this seems elementary, it is actually an issue that needs great focus and improvement.

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