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15 01, 2021

The Expert Panel- A Very Good Option When Confronting Uber Complexity. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-15T20:40:20-05:00January 15, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

When a case is uber complex, then we will revert to using an expert panel. Uber complex implies high levels of uncertainty. Somewhat like a wicked problem. Not a complex problem. The objective in using an expert panel is to go deeper in the analysis of the problem. Hosting a ...

7 01, 2021

Two New Drugs That Help With COVID 19. Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-07T17:54:14-05:00January 7, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The two drugs, called tocilizumab and sarilumab, are used to reduce inflammation in patients with arthritis. Hyper-inflammation, whereby the immune system goes into overdrive and destroys the organs, is how covid-19 tends to kill. The search for suitable anti-inflammatory drugs for covid-19 has already turned up one, dexamethasone. It is ...

3 01, 2021

Why Is Vaccine Distribution Failing in Canada? Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2021-01-04T13:44:14-05:00January 3, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

My wife asked me why Israel was being very successful with vaccine distribution compared to Canada. We have heard from our friends in Tel Aviv who have already received the vaccine. Their process of vaccine distribution is very well orchestrated.  Our friends belong to one of 4 major HMOs ( ...

17 12, 2020

The Importance Of Case Conferences: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-12-24T23:36:50-05:00December 17, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

After 3 years of investigations and consultations with many medical doctors for 2 big neurological problems including Alzheimers and hydrocephalus, the three highly respected specialists finally agreed to a zoom case conference. This was organized by RCM Health Consultancy. This case conference proved to be magical for the family. Raymond ...

16 12, 2020

COVID 19 Traumatizes Healthcare Workers: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-12-16T19:42:05-05:00December 16, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

source: McKinsey Dec 15 2020 source: McKinsey Dec 15 2020 The COVID 19 pandemic has worsened issues concerning the mental health of frontline healthcare workers. Health system leaders and educators and care providers should learn from other industries in developing an integrated framework promoting overall well-being and resilience for this ...

15 12, 2020

Canadian Vaccine Companies: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-12-15T16:35:54-05:00December 15, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Canadian vaccine candidates have been registered with the World Health Organization. And while the Pfizer and Moderna jabs have high efficacy rates, experts agree that society will need as many potential cures as possible to quickly and affordably eradicate the virus. Some vaccine candidates may be more effective in certain ages ...

15 12, 2020

Trends In Mental Health: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-12-15T09:44:43-05:00December 15, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Morneau Shepell’s monthly’ Mental Health Index’ report shows a consistent negative mental health score among Canadians for the eighth consecutive month. The findings show that worsening psychological health, an increase in employment dissatisfaction, and extended mental strain continue to impact the mental wellbeing of Canadians. The score of -11.1 is ...

13 12, 2020

An Ethical Dilemma With COVID: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-12-13T20:14:20-05:00December 13, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What if 5 patients come to the emergency department at the same time. And what if all 5 patients need admission to the ICU and need to be put on a ventilator but there are only 2 ICU beds and only 2 ventilators available? How can this decision be made ...

11 12, 2020

How Should Complex Patients Be Identified & Treated? Raymond Rupert patient advocate.

2020-12-11T20:40:47-05:00December 11, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A small number of patients consume a large proportion of the total national health care budget.1  These medically and socially complex patients have been the target of efforts by health systems and insurers to bend the cost curve of increasing health care expenditures. To date, care management programs designed to ...

9 12, 2020

When Does Patient Complexity Warrant An Integrated Approach: Raymond Rupert patient advocate

2020-12-09T21:16:35-05:00December 9, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The team at RCM Health Consultancy has a client in a large children's hospital. This 14 year old client is very complex. She has problems covering several medical disciplines. These include: neurology, endocrinology, cardiology, gastroenterology and psychiatry. We were informed by a recognized medical doctor at the large children's hospital ...

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