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Healthcare Professionals / Progress Notes / Practice of Medicine

 
E-Visits treat 12 minor health conditions without a trip to the doctor’s office
8/14/2015

Online service – accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone -- saves time and money for both patients and providers.

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LG Health is region’s first to implant new heart-monitoring device
8/14/2015

CardioMEMS is designed to decrease heart failure-related hospitalizations and improve quality of life.

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Low-dose lung CT scans detect early cancer -- and save lives
8/14/2015

New Epic workflow makes it easier for primary-care physicians to refer patients to LG Health’s lung cancer screening program.

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ICD-10 should help properly code fractures not caused by trauma
8/14/2015

This month’s tip sheet describes how to clearly document pathologic fractures.

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LGH leaders cement commitment to patient safety with daily huddle
7/10/2015

Safety huddles – a growing trend in healthcare – can quickly solve problems and reduce harm.

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New clinic brings together specialists to diagnose and treat peripheral vascular disease
7/10/2015

Vascular Clinic aims to manage symptoms, standardize care and reduce hospital admissions – while simplifying referrals for patients and providers.

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Half of all ICD-10 codes – approximately 34,250 – relate to orthopedics
7/10/2015

Orthopedics is a complex specialty; greater specificity in diagnosis and procedure reporting will benefit patients.

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LG Health partners with leading insurers in accountable-care arrangements
6/5/2015

New model emphasizes quality and outcomes, with payment tied to value and provider performance.

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Why mortality scores matter to physicians
6/5/2015

Ratings – which reflect quality of care – are easily accessible for public review.

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