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By Marion Callahan
From their own perspective in this crisis, medical experts on the front lines of the coronavirus share their voices and views. Here, an advance care visiting nurse tells her story.
Two weeks into a governor-issued stay-at-home order, nurse Kim Morano, her mouth shielded by a floral mask that a friend crafted, made her way into the living room of an 82-year-old patient with a heart condition.
The woman requires twice-a-week-care, and is one of about a half-dozen patients Morano visits each day as a visiting advanced preventative care nurse with Health Quality Partners.
Like many others, Morano, of Quakertown, said the coronavirus has changed her world:
“In advanced preventative care, the patients we have are our most vulnerable; they have come to trust and rely on us to be there.
Check out the full article here....The Intelligencer
Health Quality Partners (HQP) is hosting an online webinar for local organizations on Friday, March 13th at 10-11am ET to help connect, engage, inform, and support each other locally.
SPEAKER: Ken Coburn MD, DrPH, FACP
Hosted by Health Quality Partners,
a nonprofit systems of care R&D organization
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 132-550-469
Founded in 2001, HQP is a Doylestown-based non-profit research and development organization committed to designing, testing, and disseminating more effective systems of preventive care. Our system of Advanced Preventive Care using community-based nurse care managers better controls chronic conditions, avoids complications, and improves the quality of life.
Approaches to complex care innovation are ‘naïve and insufficient.’ We need systems and design thinking
Dr. Ken Coburn
CEO, Health Quality Partners
I was a second-year medical school student when I encountered my first patient with GRID — gay-related immune deficiency. The year was 1982, and the disease that would soon be called AIDS was an epidemic still in its infancy. With his skin shedding in sheets, the man was dying in an isolation room. Alone.
Though we didn’t quite know what to do at the time, we knew that our systems were failing him — our medical system, with so few options for treatment; our social system, stricken with fear toward those affected by the disease; and our political system, reluctant to address both the stigma directed toward people with the disease and the urgent need for investment in research on it.
Widespread disparities in access to care persist, and the number of people with complex needs and vulnerabilities, including chronically ill older adults, is on the rise. The trillions of dollars flowing through the health care market are fueling a kind of “build what sells” ecosystem that drives revenue generation regardless of the overall health of the American people.
To read the full article click here: STAT