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Blood Disorders and Case Management

BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN In this issue of CMSA Today, we explore blood and bleeding disorders and their impact on case management professional practice. The American Society of Hematology (2019) notes that “millions of Americans are affected by blood disorders each year” and that these blood disorders include clotting and […]

Complex Case Management

BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN Effective complex case management requires collaboration. Complex case management provides a perfect opportunity for a multi-disciplinary team to engage in patient-centered care. As a professional case manager, you have a unique opportunity to lead the charge in developing an individualized and comprehensive care transition plan that […]

Case Management’s Critical Roles

BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN I still feel energized from our CMSA Annual Conference, and if you were in attendance, I hope you still feel the energy as well! The wealth and breadth of information presented by our speakers was inspiring, educational, and at times challenged my mental models in regard […]

Caring for the Chronic Kidney Disease Patient

BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN The United States Renal Data System (USRDS, 2018) notes that for every 100 U.S. citizens, 15 will have chronic kidney disease. Of concern is the continuing lack of awareness of this prevalent disease and the significant impact it is having on individuals and our society. Case […]