Project ECHO: Moving Ahead In The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Children's ECHO Project logoMedical minds throughout Nebraska are coming together to address the problem of childhood obesity, thanks to a special effort by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

Children’s has become a hub for Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a project funded by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Under the project, pediatric healthcare providers in rural or underserved communities statewide can consult with Children’s physicians about patients they’re treating for complications from childhood obesity.  More…

4 Time-Saving Strategies For Your Medical Practice

It’s been a long day, and once again, you’re struggling to finish up documentation and paperwork that you couldn’t finish at the office. Where did the day go?

Administrative tasks can change your job from being solely a physician to being a physician who’s also a data entry clerk, medical assistant, and technician. As these duties pile up, spending clinical time with patients can seem like a luxury.  More…

Value-based Care: 3 Ways To Leverage It To Benefit Your Practice

Value-based care has been a breakthrough idea for payers. But to many physicians, it might seem like the vampire that just won’t die.

Yes, it’s designed to lower costs in the long run, a goal most of us can support. But there’s always a fear that it might not align with optimum patient care … and can put a significant burden on your practice.

Still, value-based care seems to be creeping into more contracts as payers, particularly the government, work to get costs under control. So, the question arises: Are there ways to leverage it for the good of your practice? Here are 3 strategies to consider.  More…

Hiring Millennials For Your Practice—And Keeping Them There

hiring MillennialsBy 2020, your staff may look a little different.

As we head into the 2020s, the Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1997) are poised to make up over half of the American workforce.1 They will make up a significant portion of your staff, whether as physicians, nurses, receptionists, or maintenance workers.

You want your practice to have the best and brightest. So, how can you hire Millennials—and keep them?  More…

Nebraska Total Care Provider Town Hall Meetings

You are invited to attend one of Nebraska Total Care’s upcoming Provider Town Hall meetings. The Provider Town Hall meetings offer the opportunity to build and strengthen business relationships as well as share your ideas and concerns.

Nebraska Total Care staff will be providing updates and will be available to answer questions related to:

• Behavioral Health
• Case Management
• Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD)
• Medical Management/STRS
• Member Connections
• National Imaging Associates (NIA)
• Pharmacy
• Physical Health
• Telehealth
• Vision

PLEASE RSVP in advance to:
• Note “RSVP” in the subject line of your email.
• In the body of your RSVP email, please include your practice name, the location you will attend, and the number of attendees.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Shriners Temple
2823 South 84 Street
Omaha, NE 68124
Thursday, August 24, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Firefighter’s Hall
241 Victory Lane
Lincoln, NE 68528

**Additional Provider Town Halls will be scheduled in Scottsbluff, Norfolk and Sioux City in Q3 and Q4. Please watch, Provider Events for dates/times.**

Patient Experience 10.0: What Can Physicians Learn From The Hottest Companies? [Podcast]

Top notch. World class. Gold standard. Such expressions are often used to describe a positive customer experience with good outcomes. But what does that experience actually look like, and how can we apply that to patients in healthcare?

Brad Brabec, M.D., Chairman of Children’s Health Network and President of Complete Children’s Health, an independent physician practice, offers some insights.  More…

The ECHO Grant: Getting To The Root Of Childhood Obesity [Podcast]

Childhood obesity has been a difficult problem for health providers to tackle, for a myriad of reasons.

Obese children living in remote or underserved areas often lack access to the care they need to get healthy because local communities simply lack the resources required to set them up for success.

But, thanks to an Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) grant, Karla Lester, M.D., hopes to change that.

Dr. Lester, Medical Director of the Children’s Center for The Child & Community at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, explains what the ECHO grant means for patients, providers, and others trying to address the challenge of childhood obesity.  More…