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.
Continue reading “Faculty Announced For 2016 Chronic Pain Breakthrough Collaborative” »
Collaboratives are gaining popularity as a way to drive breakthrough improvement in a specific topic area. But what exactly is a collaborative? Continue reading “What Is A Collaborative?” »
When improving the quality of pain care, health care organizations can be tempted to start making changes, but having appropriate outcomes data ensures that the efforts are effective, sustainable and evidence-based. Continue reading “Maximize the Power of Data in Pain Care” »
Faculty and participants discuss innovations in pain care
To adequately address chronic pain in today’s healthcare system, industry innovators must create a new patient-focused and interdisciplinary chronic pain care model that focuses on drugless therapies and self-care. Continue reading “Registration Now Open for Chronic Pain Breakthrough Collaborative” »