A Message from Roger Ray, MD, EVP, CPE

Last month, I was fortunate to moderate a virtual eTown Hall webcast with four of our physician colleagues. The setting was a bit unusual for your average doctor. We broadcast live from a windowless recording studio in front of bright lights and cameras. We could not “see” the many guests who were watching our presentations from their computers at locations throughout the region. For the open forum part of the event, attendees e-mailed their questions to us, so that we could address them promptly while still “on the air.”

Welcome to the modern world of physician and provider engagement. We want to engage with you, and need to do so in a manner that is not simply convenient for us, but convenient for you. After all, you are the ones who stay so busy juggling the demands of patient care and family life.

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System Updates

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Lowering Readmission Rates a Top System Goal

Lowering 30-day readmissions is the number-one quality and patient goal of the System. Helping patients who often have multiple chronic conditions understand how critical it is to pay attention to care instructions and lifestyle choices helps address the issue of readmission.

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Bringing Therapies from the Laboratory to the Bedside

The 4th International Workshop for Glycosylation Defects in Muscular Dystrophy took place in Charlotte April 16-17, 2015. Twenty-one speakers, representing four countries and 10 states in the US, presented their latest research from the perspectives of top scientists and clinicians in the field of muscular dystrophy.

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LAA Closure Device Opens New Opportunities

They say that time heals all wounds. Often it’s the medical innovations that come with that time that make the biggest differences. No one knows that better than the interventional cardiologists at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.

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Virtual Visit Now Available to Non-Patients

Carolinas HealthCare System is now making convenient, 24/7 medical care available to almost everyone in North Carolina. The System has expanded eligibility for its Virtual Visit service, and patients no longer need to have a Carolinas HealthCare System provider to take advantage of it.

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A Welcome Prescription

To ensure patients have the right care at the right time in an optimal environment, the daily management of patient flow and standardized care protocols are being adjusted in Care Redesign.

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Carolinas HealthCare System Leads in Sepsis Awareness and Treatment

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming reaction to an acute infection. It is more common than heart attack and more harmful than stroke, killing one person every two minutes. Providing care for these patients is a priority at Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Sharing is Caring: OpenNotes Coming September 1

In an effort to help patients have a greater sense of ownership of their health, Carolinas HealthCare System, including Ambulatory and Radiology, will begin offering OpenNotes through MyCarolinas on September 1.

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ICD-10 Top Ten Facts for Physicians

In less than four months, Carolinas HealthCare System will implement ICD-10, the new classification system that has been expanded to capture a higher degree of specificity. As a physician, here are the top-10 things you need to know about it.

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Physicians in the Spotlight

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Team Rubicon’s mission is to unite the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams where needed.

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Dr. Brent Matthews was recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to research focused on abdominal wall reconstruction.

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