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Welcome to the PathfinderHealth Accountable Care Organization Quarterly Newsletter. Each quarter PathfinderHealth will share our most recent accomplishments, goals and an overview of our progress.

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Winter 2015 (Issue 2, Volume 1)

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Fall 2014 (Issue 1, Volume 1)

Care Process Models

This month, Northern Arizona Healthcare and the Orthopedic Management Company launched six care process models (CPMs) aimed at providing best practice, evidence-based treatment plans for spine surgery; total hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty; osteoarthritis and osteoporosis patients. CPMs are guidelines for the delivery of evidence-based care to provide consistent care for all patients. CPMs are created and implemented through the work of Clinical Consensus Groups. They create order sets, provider references and infrastructure to support providing excellent care to patients. The CPM creation process was an enormous collaborative effort between providers and hospital staff. The orthopedic CPMs going live were developed by a group of 14 surgeons and advanced practice providers, who spent 250 hours on their creation. The groups were facilitated by Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project managers, and overseen by Nina Souders, MD

Dr. Souders is a hospitalist at Flagstaff Medical Center and serves as the physician Lead for CPM creation at NAH.

Total Hip Arthroplasty Provider Reference (Jan 2015)
Total Knee Arthroplasty Provider Reference (Jan 2015)
Osteoarthritis Provider Reference (Jan 2015)
Total and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Provider Reference (Jan 2015)
Spine Surgery Provider Reference (Jan 2015)
Osteoporosis or Osteopenia Provider Reference (Jan 2015)
Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Hearth Failure (Jul 2014)

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