Modern Practice Podcast

Modern Practice is your curbside consult with top clinicians from around the country. This exciting podcast series features medical experts sharing their ideas and approaches for the latest strategic trends and clinical challenges. Hosted by Dr. Tom Villanueva and brought to you by the Vizient Medical Leadership team.

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Mortality scores are increasingly an issue for many health care organizations across the country. Obviously, the pandemic had a major role in affecting these scores, but the truth is this was an issue...
October 22, 2021
This episode continues the discussion on Hierarchical Condition Categories, or HCCs, examining the impact of HCCs on reimbursement, approaches to risk-adjustment and changes in payment policies.   Gue...
October 14, 2021
Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) aren’t a new concept, but as more and more organizations shift to value-based care, there has been renewed issue in the subject. This is based on the recogniti...
October 7, 2021
On this episode, we conclude our series on mortality by examining palliative care, home care and hospice care. These are underused yet better and more beneficial for end-of-life situations than tradit...
September 30, 2021
Reducing hospital mortality is crucial to improve care and meet stringent reporting and reimbursement requirements. Improvements involve a complex effort involving multiple areas in the organization. ...
September 23, 2021
“The longer you stay in the hospital, the higher chance that you have of dying in that hospital.” So says our guest in this crucial series on reducing hospital mortality. Mortality, always a leading q...
September 16, 2021
In this final episode of our series on the blood supply, our discussion goes beyond managing red blood cells to the management of every blood component. We examine hospital practices for conserving bl...
September 9, 2021
Because of the critical shortage of the blood supply across the nation, health care organizations are having to work with less. On this episode, part two of a three-part series, we discuss reducing th...
September 2, 2021
In normal times in this country, only three percent of the population donates blood. Yet, the pandemic has worsened the situation even more, causing donor fatigue and lack of supply. In addition, more...
August 26, 2021
In this final episode of our series on HACs, we examine the challenge of Clostridium difficile infection (C. diff, or CDI) for clinicians and patients. Highly infectious and unsusceptible to alcohol, ...
August 19, 2021

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