Healthcare Strategic Growth Blog

Introducing StrataCares: COVID-19

Posted by Stephanie Johnson on Apr 21, 2020 4:17:37 PM

Content, Training, and Community for Healthcare Professionals

By Stephanie Johnson

Life in the healthcare industry has undoubtedly been turned upside down. Whether you’ve been pulled to the front-lines providing medical care, or working on the business behind the scenes, your priorities have shifted. 

In the hopes of supporting your current work situation, we've launched StrataCares: COVID-19, where we’re providing virtual training sessions, curated educational content, and opportunities to connect. Each offering has been developed with our collective “new normal” in mind and is intended to be relevant to what you need now.

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus, StrataCares

💛 We’re Here for You!

Posted by Jason Moore on Mar 31, 2020 10:16:10 AM

The COVID-19 virus has turned all of our lives upside-down, but in your role as healthcare providers, you're experiencing stresses and concerns that you've never faced before. Our team stands in awe of the courageous work you’re doing. You’re the unsung heroes, sacrificing so much to care for your community. For that, we applaud you!

The Stratasan team is here to offer our help in any way we can. Working from our home offices, we will continue to provide you the same level of support we always have, now just with a slightly altered focus. To that end, here are a few ways we hope to be of assistance:

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Tags: COVID-19, Coronavirus

How a Virus Like COVID-19 Becomes a Code

Posted by Morgan Atkins on Mar 18, 2020 2:39:51 PM

Uncovering the Diagnosis and Procedure Code Creation Process 

By Carly Farlow, Megan Reeves, and Morgan Atkins

There’s no escaping discussions about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19, as it’s also called). Every aspect of life has been touched by the spread of it. The respiratory illness COVID-19 was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since then, it’s spread internationally. 

What isn’t widely discussed by the general population is a seemingly small detail that has a significant impact upon the medical community—the necessity of virus response to include the creation of new diagnosis and procedure codes. There are several codes that must be created not only to address a new disease through diagnosis but also through testing.

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Tags: code, procedure codes, COVID-19, Coronavirus, diagnosis codes

Tips for Maintaining Sanity While Working from Home

Posted by Carly Farlow on Mar 18, 2020 2:23:00 PM

How to Stay Productive and Healthy in a COVID-19 Remote-First World

By Carly Farlow and Jennifer Keller

COVID-19 is throwing us all for a loop in so many ways. Those who are able to, are shifting to a work from home (WFH) reality. Some are experiencing WFH for the first time, under the duress of self-isolation, and for families, with the added bonus of having new office associates... our children. When you’re used to going into an office everyday, shifting to a remote-first work environment can be challenging as you and your team adjust to new rhythms, distractions, schedules, and expectations. Recognizing that this virus may keep us all working remotely for some time, it’s critical that this setup not be looked at as a temporary situation. For the sake of everyone's mental health and job productivity, it’s advisable to take some steps now to make this new arrangement more amenable and pleasant. 

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Tags: working smarter, teamwork, COVID-19, Coronavirus, remote-first work

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