Great article about the findings from A Moody's Analytic Report on a recent study measuring correlations between Social Determinants of Health and patient vulnerabilities to clinical outcomes.
Chattanooga CHI Memorial Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News as one of the best regional hospitals for their high performance in Heart Failure. Congratulations to the care transition team made up of our some of our very own TAVHealth employees. TAVHealth has been working for over 5 years with the CHI Heart Failure program to improve health outcomes and lower readmission rates. This serves as a true testament to our people, process, and client partners.
Join us as we bring awareness to National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. TAVHealth is working with eight different organizations across San Antonio including The Rape Crisis Center to bring a hollistic approach in understanding and providing victims with the services they need.
TAVHealth has recieved the Health Literacy Hero award by healthliteracymonth.org. Health Literacy Heroes are individuals, teams, or organizations who not only identify health literacy problems but also act to solve them. At TAVHealth we focus on solving barriers, many of which derive from the lack of health communication.
Jamo Rubin and Cindy Buckles of TAVHealth address the importance of closing the gaps in healthcare by offering a holistic approach that encourages providers to go beyond the individual’s illness to post-acute care connection and collaboration.
In this 4 minute podcast, TAVHealth's Cindy Buckels explains why motivational interviewing is more effective than the usual “Chunk-Check-Change” approach in transforming patient ambivalence and effecting the kind of behavior change that improves health.
“I left feeling inspired by the passion and empathy that was shared, as well as the innovative ideas and the common language that addresses this needed and vital work in our local communities and throughout our national healthcare system.”
Low health literacy is a national health concern - Healthcare providers must be able to identify and address barriers to health with the understanding that individuals experience the highest risk in their home environments.
"Being the first employee hired at TAVHealth has given me a front-row seat to the amazing growth. But it’s been more than a front-row seat. I’m not sitting in the shade watching TAV grow like a burgeoning vegetable garden. I’ve been there in the dirt alongside everyone else, planting seeds and cultivating our vision to help people improve lives."
"The TAV record — separate and different from an electronic health record — can later be accessed by all Community Health Partners — a group of nearly one dozen healthcare providers and social service agencies that work collectively to treat chronically ill, elderly and low-income people in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The program was born from the hospital’s desire to lower its readmission rates."
Asking your doctor questions about your health is a win-win for everyone. When we ask questions, we can be better informed to understand our barriers to health and find the solutions to overcome them.
"When nearly one third of American adults have a basic or below basic understanding of how to maintain health and what to do when illness strikes, we can appreciate just how challenging sustaining health can be."
"Bundled Payment encourages providers to communicate with one another because there is no other way that patient care and outcomes can improve. It is a good thing, especially for patients." In her recent blog, Natalie Martin BSN, RN, Clinical Care Coordinator for TAVHealth, analyzes how bundled payment programs actually impact results and readmissions.