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COPD care is in need of reinvention - and industry experts are coming together at COPD insider to help. They're discussing the biggest issues and sharing practical solutions for the entire treatment team.

 

Their insights and strategies are available right here, at COPD insider.

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Strategic Content

  • Top recommendations of 2018

    Top recommendations of 2018

    2018 was loaded with valuable insights on managing the complexities of COPD. Discover which expert recommendations reigned supreme this year on COPD insider.

  • Discharge Planning

    Discharge Planning

    COPD patients are most vulnerable in the days following hospital discharge. Read on to see how improving discharge planning can reduce costly COPD readmissions.

  • Insider 1-on-1: Serving the underserved 

    Insider 1-on-1: Serving the underserved 

    Many people with chronic diseases remain underserved. Learn Jerry Krishnan’s top 3 insider strategies for serving the underserved through population health.

  • 6 Strategies of Effective COPD care teams

    6 Strategies of Effective COPD care teams

    Today’s leading care teams are transforming their approach to value-based care. Explore six strategies they are using to succeed.

  • 3 Steps Genetics

    3 Steps Genetics

    Don’t just look for traditional clues—genetics is a growing factor in gauging COPD risk. We’ll show you how to leverage this to reduce disease burden.

  • Inside emerging issue: Managing multiple comorbidities

    Inside emerging issue: Managing multiple comorbidities

    Do you put disease first or patient first? We’ll show you why focusing on individual diseases limits outcomes, and how today’s top treaters are thinking bigger.

  • Insider 1-on-1: COPD readmission reduction program

    Insider 1-on-1: COPD readmission reduction program

    Readmission reduction programs aren’t just a priority. They’re a priority now. Keith Kanel explains the key reasons why.

  • How to raise quality while lowering costs

    How to raise quality while lowering costs

    Are you focusing on quality or cost? Don’t choose one—optimize both with these three insider tips.

  • Bridging the Digital Divide

    Bridging the Digital Divide

    Patient HealthTech can only improve care if patients are effectively using it. As seniors have key issues, read our insider tips to help them overcome.

  • Quality of Life for COPD Patients

    Quality of Life for COPD Patients

    Effective care is not better quality of life. These insider strategies on how you can leverage coaching, self-management, technology to accomplish both.

  • Get your program off the ground

    Get your program off the ground

    To succeed today, innovation is key. But launching a new initiative comes with many perils. Are you doing these 7 key things to support long-term success?

  • Making the shift to value-based care

    Making the shift to value-based care

    Don’t make the transition to value-based care without understanding these key principles to transformation.

  • 3 Steps to Mastering the art of Patient Communication

    3 Steps to Mastering the art of Patient Communication

    Follow 3 simple steps to ensure you and your patients are speaking the same language.

  • Common ground with your care team

    Common ground with your care team

    Use these smart tips to gain alignment across your care team, to set up your patients and organization for sustainable success.

  • Nursing Shortage

    Nursing Shortage

    In today’s staffing shortage, which professionals should be cross-trained? Read our insider debate and see where you side.

  • Driving value with home NIV

    Driving value with home NIV

    You may already know the clinical benefits of home NIV, but now discover the significant cost savings this new approach could bring to your organization.

  • Transforming COPD care through collaboration

    Transforming COPD care through collaboration

    What would happen if we blurred the lines between departments and disease states when shaping care for COPD patients? The answer may surprise you.

  • Insider solutions

    Insider solutions

    As we learn more and more about COPD, many questions remain. Discover what our panel of insiders had to say about some of your most pressing questions.

  • Frequent Flyer

    Frequent Flyer

    Learn three keys to reducing readmissions for your “frequent flyers”—making their transition from hospital to home more permanent.

  • Eliminating COPD Stigma

    Eliminating COPD Stigma

    The stigma of COPD can prevent patients from coming forward. Here are our top insider tips on how you can make the difference.

  • Breathe easier about medication compliance

    Breathe easier about medication compliance

    Discover how IMT along with correct use of a medication delivery can improve medication adherence to reduce readmissions.

  • RT anatomy: 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes

    RT anatomy: 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes

    RT's provide exceptional value in care to patients with COPD, but what do successful RTs have in common? 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes in any care setting.

  • An insider look: year-end 2017

    An insider look: year-end 2017

    COPD Insider recaps the top-viewed articles of the past year and shares what you can expect in 2018.

  • How to get your COPD initiative funded

    How to get your COPD initiative funded

    Funds are hard to come by today. Don’t miss your chance to secure the capital you need to advance value-based care.

  • Reaching proper utilization of devices

    Reaching proper utilization of devices

    GOLD provides clear guidance for selecting medication for COPD. These simple steps may help select the device that is best suited for the patient.

  • Connected Solutions  | Philips Healthcare

    Connected Solutions | Philips Healthcare

    Connected solutions include technologies that turn delivery devices into smart inhalers.

  • Why focusing solely on costs is short-sighted

    Why focusing solely on costs is short-sighted

    Listen to Christine Cunningham, RRT discuss the implications of focusing solely on cost when purchasing home-care equipment. Discover the downfalls of devices that don’t meet patient oxygen requirements and other insights into the home-care setting in this compelling video.

  • Health Buddies

    Health Buddies

    You do your best to speak clearly, be specific, and give your patients the time they need. But are they really hearing you? A health buddy may be just what the doctor ordered. Discover how a health buddy can help ensure your great efforts turn into great outcomes.

  • RT in the ED

    RT in the ED

    See how one insider saved $700,000 in a single year by staffing an RT in her emergency department.

  • Three steps to saving costs by shifting patients from hospital to home

    Three steps to saving costs by shifting patients from hospital to home

    What’s the key to saving costs in patients with COPD? Shifting care settings. Discover three steps to get patients from hospital to home and cut your institution’s costs in the process.

  • 1 on 1: ensure your RTs are filling these 5 roles

    1 on 1: ensure your RTs are filling these 5 roles

    It’s no secret that RTs are a crucial member of the care team—but as patient needs evolve, so does their role. Watch this video to learn the various roles and responsibilities and ensure your RTs are successfully filling each one.

  • COPD Reinforcing Adherence

    COPD Reinforcing Adherence

    Getting patients to adhere to treatment in COPD is often easier said than done. At times, treatment may require a different approach. Discover how these little known tips can help you understand your patients on a deeper level and influence adherence at the same time.

  • Benefits of IT

    Benefits of IT

    New patient management systems have the power to change the way we deliver care, yet care teams are rarely using them to their full potential. Discover three ways you can use your IT platform to deliver more proactive care to get ahead of problems before they arise.

  • COPD HOT HMV

    COPD HOT HMV

    While home oxygen therapy offers significant benefits to patients with COPD, new data show that an additional intervention can multiply the gains. We’ll show you what you need to know and how you can help redefine quality care in your practice.

  • COPD Proactive Planning

    COPD Proactive Planning

    It takes more than just a good treatment plan and a prescription to keep your patients healthy at home. Follow one patient’s journey from discharge to readmission and learn how taking a proactive approach to care can safeguard against this from happening again.

  • COPD Misconceptions

    COPD Misconceptions

    Too often, COPD in women is overlooked or misdiagnosed. In celebration of Women’s Health Month, let’s explore when this misperception began and how you can help overcome it, to spread quality care for all.

  • Traveling With COPD

    Traveling With COPD

    With the right tools and guidance, COPD patients can safely and successfully travel. Discover 5 steps for setting your patients up for success when they’re hitting the road.

  • Improving Adherence to Treatment

    Improving Adherence to Treatment

    While we would all agree that adherence to treatment is key, the causes of non-adherence may surprise you. Learn more about what can go wrong and how you can make it right.

  • Mental Health Focus

    Mental Health Focus

    When you overlook the mental health component of COPD care, you may only be addressing surface issues. Keep patients living healthy at home by putting mental health services at the core of your care.

  • Home Care with the right Device

    Home Care with the right Device

    Choosing the right home care device can make all the difference for patients once they leave the hospital. Discover 4 easy steps for making the right choice to set patients up for sustainable success.

  • 4 keys to sustainable readmission reduction

    4 keys to sustainable readmission reduction

    Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP, FAARC, was part of a readmission reduction program that reduced readmission by 25% and saved $1000 to $1500 per patient. In the video, he lays out 4 key learnings that led to these dramatic results.

  • “Meds-to-beds” pilot

    “Meds-to-beds” pilot

    Get a look at a new COPD “meds-to-beds” program, initiated in partnership with the hospital pharmacy.

  • Why hasn’t spirometry caught on?

    Why hasn’t spirometry caught on?

    Spirometry is the only recognized method to definitively diagnose COPD. So why is it rarely used? Discover the consequences of not using spirometry and the benefits you can expect from making it your standard practice.

  • GOLD Standards 2017 update

    GOLD Standards 2017 update

    These updated GOLD Standards spell out best practices.

  • Overcoming underdiagnosis: identifying patients with overlap syndrome

    Overcoming underdiagnosis: identifying patients with overlap syndrome

    Learn insider insights on how to identify and treat overlap syndrome to help you get patients healthy at home.

  • Holiday Card

    In this fun, interactive holiday card, unwrap sage advice from our expert contributors based on some of the biggest topics of 2016.

  • ACO Perspective Video

    ACO Perspective Video

    Beyond driving efficient, quality care, ACOs create particular benefits for managing chronic disease in a population health model. Get the inside scoop from expert Les Duncan.

  • How ACOs align perfectly with COPD treatment goals

    How ACOs align perfectly with COPD treatment goals

    Learn how ACOs create amazing opportunities to support COPD treatment goals and elevate value-based care.

  • The 3 keys to empowering successful self-management

    The 3 keys to empowering successful self-management

    Discover how Christine Cunningham, RRT, actively engages her patients with self-management strategies and how you can begin doing the same in your practice.

  • Building your COPD executive care team

    Building your COPD executive care team

    Details how to build your multidisciplinary executive care team and what contribution you can expect from each team member.

  • The ROI of pulmonary rehab

    The ROI of pulmonary rehab

    Pulmonary rehab is commonly underutilized because its benefits are under-recognized.

  • Case study: Focus on quality and the benefits will follow

    Case study: Focus on quality and the benefits will follow

    In this compelling case study, Becky Anderson, RRT, discusses how she reduced readmissions, improved adherence, and slashed costs simply by focusing on best practices.

  • Identifying COPD patients

    Identifying COPD patients

    Learn how to identify patients with COPD sooner by proactively focusing on additional risk factors, special populations, and more.

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