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AC Innovation at the Point of Care: 2018 Anticoagulation Boot Camp


What an exciting time to reflect on advances in anticoagulation management, and spotlight point of care clinicians dedicated to translating excellence into action. The stage was Austin, Texas, and featured a compact, 2-day Anticoagulation (AC) Boot Camp hosted by the AC Forum board of Directors on April 23rd and 24th.  A nationally recognized panel of AC experts presented on critical touch points in AC management and emerging research trends. The panel also engaged attendees in open and rigorous discussion during “chalk talk” sessions. Attendees and experts alike wrestled with the challenges of AC management to include transition in care, health information exchange, new AC agents, quality improvement, and special populations.

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Topics: Anticoagulation

How Anticoagulation Software Enables Measurable Analysis of Patient Care Outcomes

Posted by Jay Syverson

Part 1 of a 2 part series

Evolving how clinicians interact with patients is a top priority in the Healthcare industry today. At Point of Care Decision Support (PCDS), we understand the importance of delivering solutions that facilitate strong communication between patients and caregivers. 

 We are working with technology and medical professionals to connect clinicians at the point of care with actionable information to promote patient engagement, medication dosing best practices (for volatile medications such as warfarin), and measuring outcomes that are vital to patient safety and improved treatment plans across diverse health systems. 

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Topics: Anticoagulation

Technology Teams Building Bridges to Bring Clinical Care and Patients Together

Posted by Stephen Hart

Every healthcare CIO has been there -- asked to deliver 400 high-value projects when they are staffed to deliver 150.  Even with this challenge facing them every day, healthcare technology teams are finding ways to bring more and more solutions to enable clinicians to do what they do best - provide care.

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Topics: Interoperability, Development, Industry Insight

THSNA SUMMIT--Robust, cutting-edge discussions and solutions to support critical touchpoints between providers and patients.

The Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) held its 4th biennial summit and scientific meeting dedicated to thrombosis and hemostasis issues March 8-10 in San Diego, California, with an estimated 1,500 attendees.  This was a great opportunity to network, learn and share a common interest in bleeding and clotting disorders across disciplines and disease states. Hot topics during the conference sessions included gene therapy, hemophilia and thrombosis in challenging patient populations. There was ample in depth scientific inquiry across the discipline and rigorous conversations over therapy options and potential solutions to drive best practice.

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Topics: Anticoagulation, Industry Insight

Quest for Best Care: Ideas That Changed my Practice (an Introduction)

Calling all dreamers, malcontents and restless sleepers who pace the clinical corridors and carry the burden of patient care on the front lines.  Let’s face it, the stakes are high and every day clinicians engage in high risk decision making in a very hectic and complex system of care. Multi-phrenic demands and unrealistic expectations can send our cortisol soaring at a moment’s notice and can put even the most seasoned practitioner at risk for clouded judgement. At the turn of a knob to a patient room or during an impromptu call, clinicians want to be sharp, competent, efficient and ready for the unexpected. The problem is not that individual members of the health care team are not working hard enough to provide high-quality, compassionate care, but in part due to the lack of sufficiently sophisticated tools to match the levels of complexity inherent in today’s health care environment. 

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Topics: Industry Insight

We Need to Do Better!

Posted by Jay Syverson


 When I accepted the opportunity to join Point of Care Decision Support (PCDS) last year, people were curious. Considering everything going on in healthcare today, why PCDS?

I could have reflected on all the positive reasons why it made so much sense:

  • The entrepreneurial spirit of the company.
  • The solid technology base of the solution.
  • The tremendous growth happening in the healthcare marketplace.
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Topics: Patient Engagement, Industry Insight

PCDS believes that the complexity of patient care can be captured in a clear and meaningful way, enabling informed decision-making throughout the coordination and management of care.  We believe that connecting the point of care team with actionable information promotes patient engagement, analytic approaches to best practices, and system-supported collaborative efforts that are vital to patient safety, ambulatory service, and value across diverse health systems.

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