Chronic pain management often excludes helpful integrative treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, self-care and mind-body practices. Integrative care helps relieve the suffering of patients and by extension is good for business noted Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Duke Integrative Medicine. In the competitive industry of health care, integrative care can improve market share through quality of care and differentiation. It positively impacts the bottom line through improved patient satisfaction scores, HCAHPS, as well as decreased length of stay and readmission rates. Continue reading “Dr. Adam Perlman Aims to Improve the Business of Chronic Pain Care” »
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Providing chronic pain patients with seamless access to non-pharmacological therapies and self-care skills requires clinics to re-think business as usual. Dr. Vinny Francio, DC, MS, practices Integrative Spine Care and Integrative Pain Management for Essential Integrative Health in Oklahoma City, an integrative spine and pain management clinic, in collaboration with orthopedic spine surgeon and integrative physician Dr. Art Conley, MD. Continue reading “Team Approach Improves Chronic Pain Care in Oklahoma Clinic” »
*This article was recently updated to include the latest activity within the Chronic Pain Breakthrough Collaborative*
The February 3rd and February 17th webinars for Samueli Institute’s Chronic Pain Breakthrough Collaborative touched on the many approaches for treating patients with chronic pain, using holistic medicine. With new practitioners present, the goal of Samueli Institute in the webinar, was to explain; why the chronic pain collaborative exists, our results from previous year and how interested individuals can get involved. Continue reading “Webinar: A Collaborative Approach to Tackling Challenges in Chronic Pain Care” »
The breakthrough change James Lehman, DC, MBA, FACO is implementing at the University of Bridgeport Health Sciences division has the potential to improve patient care, boost patient and provider satisfaction while cutting the cost of provider pain care by 33%.
His big idea is to implement a new guideline for the use of chiropractic specialists as gatekeepers for the diagnosis and treatment of back pain. Continue reading “Innovation In Chronic Pain Care At University of Bridgeport” »
Last year, Samueli Institute launched the Chronic Pain Breakthrough Collaborative with a plan to assist the many Americans who suffer from chronic pain, and to support the health care leaders working to reverse the opioid epidemic.
With 46 deaths each day from opioid overdoses, it’s clear that providers need more options for their patients. Many of these options are already evidence-based, however, integrating them into practice remains a challenge.