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The Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

By: Dr. David Ziring |Associate Director, Cedars-Sinai Pediatric IBD Program |Pediatric Gastroenterology |Cedars-Sinai Medical Center In the midst of this global pandemic, I’ve had an increasing appreciation for the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. The...

Telemedicine

By: 11 Health Why Telemedicine? We find ourselves in strange times during this period of social distancing and “Stay at Home,” during the crisis of COVID 19.  We are asked to avoid unnecessary trips outside our homes; no dining out, trips to the playground, play...

How Much Water Should You Really Be Drinking?

By: 11 Health Summertime and the living’s easy…and HOT, so make sure you are hydrating properly! Let’s face it, we all wonder how much are we really supposed to be drinking and are confused about mixed messages of when it’s best to drink and whether warm or cold...

Hydration Guidelines by a Nurse and Ostomate

By: 11 Health With up to 40% of all hospital readmissions after ostomy surgery being due to dehydration [1], it’s clear that many new ostomates are not being armed with the tools they need to mitigate this often-preventable risk that accompanies living with a stoma....

How I Advocated for Myself: My Port Experience

By: Chloe Moody One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a life-long chronic illness sufferer is self advocacy. If you don’t let it be known what your body needs to feel better and improve your quality life, how will it get done? I am a firm believer that it...

Quarantined As A Registered Nurse

By: Sarah Vasilakos As a nurse living at home with her parents, quarantine can be a bit tricky. Being an essential employee in a hospital, there is no option for me to work from home. Since I can’t socially distance from my coworkers or patients, us healthcare workers...

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Ostomates, Readmission Rates, Post-Op Complications and Why Smart Connected Technology is so Important.

By: 11 Health We’ve just done an analysis of overall complications between patients with stomas and patients without. For this, we took National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data and compared outcomes for patients with stomas against those without....

Virtual Reality

By: 11 Health Suffering from a chronic condition is not easy. All too often we leave patients to navigate the healthcare system and remain surprised when they fall through the cracks. Although it often seems otherwise, today’s health systems are not designed to treat...

How Much Water Should You Really Be Drinking?

By: 11 Health Summertime and the living’s easy…and HOT, so make sure you are hydrating properly! Let’s face it, we all wonder how much are we really supposed to be drinking and are confused about mixed messages of when it’s best to drink and whether warm or cold...

Commentary: The 11 Health Patient Coach Program Delivers Quality of Life Benefits to Stoma Patients

By: 11 Health It is exciting to see the recently released data from Dr Fearn et al. regarding the quality of life benefits provided to ostomates by 11 Health’s Patient Coach Program. As a nurse and nurse practitioner working with this patient population for over...

Full Circle Support with the 11 Health Nurse Program

By: 11 Health Being an ostomy patient myself, the need for care specifically for ostomy concerns post-hospitalization is clear. Ten years ago, I resorted to an online search for my post-surgical care. I have experienced firsthand the confusion, the lack of knowledge,...

Digital Innovation Into Practice: A Flying Visit to the UK

By: 11 Health Last week, I was privileged to be invited to speak at #DigitalCatalyst19. Hosted by the NIHR Clinical Research Network and AHSN, the event brings together clinicians, academics, and industry to share ideas and solve problems faced by healthcare....

Telemedicine

By: 11 Health Why Telemedicine? We find ourselves in strange times during this period of social distancing and “Stay at Home,” during the crisis of COVID 19.  We are asked to avoid unnecessary trips outside our homes; no dining out, trips to the playground, play...

The Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

By: Dr. David Ziring |Associate Director, Cedars-Sinai Pediatric IBD Program |Pediatric Gastroenterology |Cedars-Sinai Medical Center In the midst of this global pandemic, I’ve had an increasing appreciation for the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. The...

Look How Far We Have Come

By: 11 Health One year ago, I stood up at the New Technologies Symposium at ASCRS. The American Colorectal Society and introduced the Alfred Alert Sensor. A flexible metal strip attached to the outside of an ostomy and provided both patient full-bag alerts and overall...

Hydration Guidelines by a Nurse and Ostomate

By: 11 Health With up to 40% of all hospital readmissions after ostomy surgery being due to dehydration [1], it’s clear that many new ostomates are not being armed with the tools they need to mitigate this often-preventable risk that accompanies living with a stoma....

The Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

By: Dr. David Ziring |Associate Director, Cedars-Sinai Pediatric IBD Program |Pediatric Gastroenterology |Cedars-Sinai Medical Center In the midst of this global pandemic, I’ve had an increasing appreciation for the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. The...

Telemedicine

By: 11 Health Why Telemedicine? We find ourselves in strange times during this period of social distancing and “Stay at Home,” during the crisis of COVID 19.  We are asked to avoid unnecessary trips outside our homes; no dining out, trips to the playground, play...

How Much Water Should You Really Be Drinking?

By: 11 Health Summertime and the living’s easy…and HOT, so make sure you are hydrating properly! Let’s face it, we all wonder how much are we really supposed to be drinking and are confused about mixed messages of when it’s best to drink and whether warm or cold...

Hydration Guidelines by a Nurse and Ostomate

By: 11 Health With up to 40% of all hospital readmissions after ostomy surgery being due to dehydration [1], it’s clear that many new ostomates are not being armed with the tools they need to mitigate this often-preventable risk that accompanies living with a stoma....

Full Circle Support with the 11 Health Nurse Program

By: 11 Health Being an ostomy patient myself, the need for care specifically for ostomy concerns post-hospitalization is clear. Ten years ago, I resorted to an online search for my post-surgical care. I have experienced firsthand the confusion, the lack of knowledge,...

Digital Innovation Into Practice: A Flying Visit to the UK

By: 11 Health Last week, I was privileged to be invited to speak at #DigitalCatalyst19. Hosted by the NIHR Clinical Research Network and AHSN, the event brings together clinicians, academics, and industry to share ideas and solve problems faced by healthcare....

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Nurse led multidisciplinary care management can identify areas of unmet need for ostomates

Postoperative complications affect 70% of ostomates. Patient-to-Patient coaching with nursing support improves management of chronic disease complexities.

Health coaching and remote monitoring can improve outcomes in ostomy care

Dehydration drives over 40% of readmission in ileostomy and is preventable

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