Topic Results for "Primary Care"

Pulmonology – COPD eConsult

See the specialist response to a Pulmonology – COPD eConsult. 84-year-old female, full code. COPD, morbid obesity, chronic hypoxic respiratory failure on 2L NC, Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) w/Mitral regurgitation and tricuspid regurgitation (MR/TR) and Ejection fraction (EF) 42%.

Pulmonology eConsult – COPD with Congestive Heart Failure

See the specialist response to a Pulmonology eConsult – COPD with Congestive Heart Failure. 79-year-old female with COPD, CHF, pulmonary hypertension, Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), lymphedema, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD4), hyperlipidemia, and gout.

Endocrinology eConsult – Graves Disease

See the specialist response to a Endocrinology eConsult – Graves Disease. This is a 67-year-old female is being treated with Tapazole. Labs: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): 1.37; Thyroxine (T4) total: 5.7; Triiodothyronine Receptors (T3R): 33; Free T4 (FT4) Index: 1.9

Cardiology eConsult – Chronic Systolic Heart Failure

See the specialist response to a Cardiology eConsult – CHF with Afib. This is a 67-year-old female with morbid obesity, seizure, chronic systolic heart failure, and chronic stage II kidney disease. Recently, in the hospital with urosepsis, pneumonia, and acute, chronic heart failure with brain natriuretic peptide (pro-BNP) of 26,800. Elevated troponins due to type II myocardial infarction.

Cardiology eConsult – CHF with COPD

See the specialist response to a Cardiology eConsult – CHF with COPD. This is a very ill 68-year-old gentleman with COPD, hypertension, chronic systolic heart failure ejection fraction of 15%, morbid obesity, stage II chronic kidney disease, and diabetes mellitus.

Cardiology eConsult – CHF with Afib

See the specialist response to a Cardiology eConsult – CHF with Afib. This is a 67-year-old female with morbid obesity, seizure, chronic systolic heart failure, and chronic stage II kidney disease. Recently, in the hospital with urosepsis, pneumonia, and acute, chronic heart failure with brain natriuretic peptide (pro-BNP) of 26,800. Elevated troponins due to type II myocardial infarction.

Managing Lower Extremity Wounds with eConsults

Patients often have limited access to wound services because 90% of wound and ostomy nurses work in hospitals. However, these limitations are overcome with the use of photos and videos provided by the in-person provider to Corstrata wound care nurses.

Elevating Care Impact: The Power of eConsults in Healthcare

eConsults are a key clinical innovation that can assist in addressing inequities in access to specialty care. One of the critical aspects where eConsults have significantly elevated care impact is improving patient outcomes. Through eConsults, healthcare providers can collaborate more efficiently, leading to faster and more accurate diagnoses, timely treatment interventions, and better management of chronic conditions. This results in improved patient health outcomes, reduced hospital readmissions, and enhanced quality of life. 

Common Challenges to Achieve Clinical Quality Goals: Containment

Containment in healthcare involves equipping providers with the appropriate recommendations to effectively manage a patient’s care within their practice, without the need for unnecessary referrals or consultations outside of the practice. This is particularly important in ensuring efficient resource utilization and reducing healthcare costs while maintaining high-quality care.