health care – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 14:21:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://the-education-store.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png health care – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ 32 32 Government’s education sector reforms deemed insufficient https://the-education-store.com/governments-education-sector-reforms-deemed-insufficient/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 13:46:28 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/governments-education-sector-reforms-deemed-insufficient/ Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government came to power claiming that it would bring reforms in the system in addition to revolutionizing the education and health sectors. Not to mention the civil service reforms, nothing special happened in the education system, except for the transfer of administrative departments from the Civil Secretariat. According to the documents, the […]]]>

Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government came to power claiming that it would bring reforms in the system in addition to revolutionizing the education and health sectors. Not to mention the civil service reforms, nothing special happened in the education system, except for the transfer of administrative departments from the Civil Secretariat.

According to the documents, the Punjab government has decided to relocate the two departments of education – higher education and school education – from the main secretariat to Lawrence Road. An esplanade was purchased to house these offices. According to an official letter addressed to the two Secretaries of Education, the Chief Secretary ordered them to move there. The HED would be on the first, second, and third floors while the SED would be on the basement, ground, fourth, and fifth floors.

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The Higher Education Department (HED) is located at the Main Secretariat while the School Education Department (SED) is located in the former Planning and Development Building. Previously, two health departments namely Primary and Secondary Health Care and Specialist Health Care were also moved from the Secretariat to Birdwood Road and Lawrence Road respectively.

The PTI government had affirmed that there would be a single, universal education policy. Additionally, he also formed a task force to bring about massive reforms in the age-old colonial civil service. However, he could add no feather to his hat other than introducing the unique curriculum. It was a good step towards unity and nationalism.

In the health sector, health insurance cards have been issued throughout the province. The government claimed that this initiative was another of its achievements. When we discuss the side of education, there is no universal education policy that could revolutionize ignored public sector institutions. All colleges and universities run education in the traditional way.

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The private sector, relative to the public sector, leads in all sectors, including education. Education has never been a priority area for governments, whether dictatorial or democratic. A former SED secretary told this scribe that for more than three years in power, the PTI could not bring sustained policies to the ignored education sector.

Although the government did not change ministers for the HED and SED, secretaries were frequently transferred. Sometimes the departments operated under a provisional arrangement.

Take the example of the current HED secretary, Syed Javed Iqbal Bukhari. When he reached the retirement pension, instead of assigning a full-time secretary, the head of the food department was given an additional charge from the HED office. From Imran Sikandar to Ghulam Farid, many secretaries were transferred to the SED. The same was true for the HED.

Nazira’s education was another initiative. Although the government wanted to teach the Holy Quran through the existing teaching staff, the court ordered the recruitment of separate Qaris for this purpose. The provincial government lacked science, math and information technology teachers. It also lacked fully equipped science laboratories and classrooms for early childhood education.

Moreover, when this newspaper spoke with a seasoned teacher, Shahbaz Ali, he opined that the government recruited “civil servants”, not teachers. They carry out their duties like other government employees and leave the premises. He said there should be a mechanism to drive out true teachers among the highly educated lot and there should be different merit for teachers.

When recruiting teachers, psychologists must advise recruiting committees whether or not a candidate is fit to practice the profession. Moreover, he felt that the teachers were depressed. He said they were an ignored segment of society and they themselves were also responsible for the sad state of the education system.

Iftikhar Ahmad, another teacher, said that the main job of the teacher is to motivate students, but now we see that despite all the efforts, enrollment in public schools has been declining. An educationally conducive and productive environment in publicly funded institutions must be ensured. He said government teachers are comparatively better paid than teachers in the private sector. But, he said they themselves were deeply unmotivated. They compare themselves to other segments like engineers, doctors and civil servants and are victims of inferiority complex.

In addition, governments hire teachers for extra-curricular activities like census, electoral duties, voter registration, exam duties and much more. There is no incentive for real teachers who really promote talent and motivate their students. They don’t just pass the time, rather they prepare students to be a good generation.

Tahira, an overseas-educated teacher, said some teachers prefer to get involved in politics. These days, teachers are on the road to demand an increase in their salaries, a disparity allowance in addition to the regularization of their services, and much more. Wasn’t it a crime for teachers to be absent from their lessons, she wondered. The loss of students didn’t bother them, she said.

In addition, the government should enforce the newly notified delisting policy on dead wood present in the community. Those who prefer politics to performance in schools should also receive show cause notices, she demanded. The need she suggested is to introduce a system of conductive education, developed in Hungary by András Petö. In this system, teachers or conductors teach children and adults with motor impairments to function independently. They guide them to achieve their goals in their own way.

During the period of former Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, education authorities were constituted at the district level. Even after many years, these authorities did not have a significant impact as education remained centralized. Decision-making should be delegated to district education authorities. They should have prepared their own education plans, but the school education department remained in charge.

Babar Ali, a factory manager, said teachers were on the road.

“They announced that they were organizing protest demonstrations in front of the civil secretariat. There is, it seems, no difference between clerics and teachers because the mode of claims is the same. Both are chanting slogans, hanging banners and boycotting their workplaces,” he said. He added that teachers should perform first and then demand.

Ejaz Hussain, Deputy Headmaster of Dar-e-Arqam School, said there should be very strict mechanism and criteria for enrolment, training, regularization and promotion of teachers. He added that the government should also carry out a survey of the children of government teachers, whether they are enrolled in public sector schools or in the private sector.

Surprisingly, he argued, the teaching community did not like enrolling their own children in public schools. “How can they motivate other parents to send their children to public sector schools,” Hussain was asked. The government should surrender to the protesters, he predicted.

The government should, at a minimum, notify a policy for the education sector and the teaching community that serves in the government sector. To revolutionize the education sector, there can be a separate education group in higher departments like customs, police, etc. Moreover, the government should also organize their training, refresher courses and engage them in research-related activities. Otherwise, the billions of rupees spent in the education sector would remain counterproductive and the state-funded system would lag far behind the commercialized private sector.

About the Author

Javed Iqbal is a special correspondent covering the government of Punjab with a particular focus on bureaucracy. He uncovered a number of mega-scams while working with mainstream media. He tweets @javedjahangiri and can be reached at [email protected]

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VA facilities proposal also targets recruitment and retention authorities https://the-education-store.com/va-facilities-proposal-also-targets-recruitment-and-retention-authorities/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 22:16:47 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/va-facilities-proposal-also-targets-recruitment-and-retention-authorities/ The VA’s proposal to a special commission on restructuring its facilities to meet what it calls future needs indicates that to staff these facilities, the department will also need new and expanded recruiting, retention and remuneration “taking into account the competitive health care market”. He says that while the country globally faces a shortage of […]]]>

The VA’s proposal to a special commission on restructuring its facilities to meet what it calls future needs indicates that to staff these facilities, the department will also need new and expanded recruiting, retention and remuneration “taking into account the competitive health care market”.

He says that while the country globally faces a shortage of primary care doctors, specialty doctors, psychiatrists, nurses and other medical specialists, the problem is particularly severe in the VA. The department “faces challenges due to lower wages than its business competitors in some markets” and additionally operates many facilities in more rural areas where recruitment and retention of providers, especially specialists, is challenging. difficult, he says.

Other important trends, he said, include the increased use of virtual care and the shift from inpatient to outpatient that “will require ongoing training and skill development.”

Recommendations include: new incentive and bonus authorities for mission-critical positions; broader powers to waive salary caps; expanding the coverage of the special education loan repayment program; authority to remove local salary limits for remote employees; raising the salary cap for pharmacists; increase pay rates for skilled and essential health care professions and the police; the extension of the coverage of the special remuneration of nursing managers; and simplify the process of recruiting non-citizens for essential health care professions.

Meanwhile, the recently passed continuing budget measure for the current fiscal year contains provisions that had advanced as a separate bill, increasing salary caps for some VA medical staff from the level Current Executive Schedule IV (now $176,300). It increases the cap for advanced practice RNs and physician assistants at Leven I (now $226,300) and the cap for other RNs at Level II (now $203,700).

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New Education Curriculum: The Ministry of Education approves a new curriculum covering all aspects of adult education for the next 5 years https://the-education-store.com/new-education-curriculum-the-ministry-of-education-approves-a-new-curriculum-covering-all-aspects-of-adult-education-for-the-next-5-years/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 10:50:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/new-education-curriculum-the-ministry-of-education-approves-a-new-curriculum-covering-all-aspects-of-adult-education-for-the-next-5-years/ The Ministry of Education (MoE) on Wednesday approved a new ‘New India Literacy Programme’ for the next five years to cover all aspects of adult education to align with the new National Literacy Policy. Education (NEP), according to officials. The ministry also decided to use ‘Education for All’ instead of ‘Adult Education’, as the previous […]]]>
The Ministry of Education (MoE) on Wednesday approved a new ‘New India Literacy Programme’ for the next five years to cover all aspects of adult education to align with the new National Literacy Policy. Education (NEP), according to officials.

The ministry also decided to use ‘Education for All’ instead of ‘Adult Education’, as the previous term did not adequately represent all illiterates in the 15+ age group.

“The objectives of the program are to impart not only basic literacy and numeracy, but also to cover other components that are necessary for a 21st century citizen, such as essential life skills, including financial literacy , digital literacy, business skills, health care and awareness, child care and education, and family well-being); job skills development for local employment); basic education, including equivalency of preparatory, middle and secondary levels,” a senior Ministry of Education official said.

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“…and continuing education, including engaging holistic courses for adults in the arts, sciences, technology, culture, sports and recreation, and other subjects of interest or of use for local learners, such as more advanced materials on essential life skills.

The program will be implemented through volunteering through the online mode. Training, orientation, volunteer workshops, can be organized in face-to-face mode,” he added.

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All materials and resources should be provided in digital form for easy access to registered volunteers through easily accessible digital modes such as television, radio, free and open source mobile phone-based apps and portals.

The program will cover illiterates aged 15 and over in all state and union territories. The Foundational Literacy and Numeracy target for fiscal years 2022-27 is 5 million learners using the Online Teaching, Learning and Assessment System (OTLAS) in collaboration with the National Center computer science, NCERT and NIOS in which a learner can register with essential information like name, date of birth, gender, Aadhaar number and mobile number.

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The total estimated expenditure of the New India Literacy Program is Rs 1037.90 crore which includes the central share of Rs 700 crore and the state share of Rs 337.90 crore respectively for 2022-27.

While states and union territories will have the flexibility to undertake innovative activities, the school will be the program’s implementation unit and will be used to conduct a survey of beneficiaries and volunteer teachers.

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Digital transformation and its impact on the consumer sector in India, Odgers Berndtson https://the-education-store.com/digital-transformation-and-its-impact-on-the-consumer-sector-in-india-odgers-berndtson/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:54:27 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/digital-transformation-and-its-impact-on-the-consumer-sector-in-india-odgers-berndtson/ Leaders across industries are recognizing the power of digitalization and empowering their businesses. However, for some organizations the journey has not been easy. Odgers Berndtson invited consumer executives to a dialogue to understand the impact of digital transformation on their business. Digital transformation in India Key takeaways from the dialogue are: The power of real-time […]]]>

Leaders across industries are recognizing the power of digitalization and empowering their businesses.

However, for some organizations the journey has not been easy.

Odgers Berndtson invited consumer executives to a dialogue to understand the impact of digital transformation on their business.

Digital transformation in India Key takeaways from the dialogue are: The power of real-time data offered by digital platforms The pandemic has pushed businesses to look at real-time data to stay ahead.

“My 3 big observations about 21st century consumers in a digital world are that (i) regardless of industry, leaders recognize the power of having first-party data to understand consumer insights and it can improve the ability and agility of the organization to better serve customers, (ii) the need to understand customer journeys to create relevant user experiences that impact retention rates/brand equity of a organization in a world where there are a multitude of choices for customers, and (iii) in a world powered by social media, it becomes even more important to offer choice and quality, as the conversation has shifted from campaigns one-sided ads to conversations,” said Siddharth Banerjee, Managing Director – India and Asia, Pearson Education.

The evolution of shopping experience aided by digitalization With the help of mobile apps, a consumer’s conversion funnel from buyer to end buyer has undergone a drastic change.

The decision-making process for the consumer in the commercial environment has itself become dynamic.

A small business owner can easily sell in different parts of the country by leveraging the distribution channels offered by online sellers such as Amazon and Flipkart.

The challenge, however, is to identify products that can be sold digitally and continue to scale the business to greater heights.

“The exciting thing we’re seeing in the digital world is testing a few early digital brands, which we’re incubating as ideas for the future, building on them, growing in scale and expanding.

E-commerce may not always be the most viable option given the high cost of service, but e-commerce gives you the flexibility to choose where you want to be present.

There is no specific playbook, and organizations find their own ways and means to find the right place,” says Achyut Kasireddy, Managing Director and CEO – India and Indian Subcontinent, Mayora India.

How COVID-19 Has Accelerated the Digital Journey While leaders have recognized the need for automation, the pandemic has spurred the rapid adoption of digital solutions, accelerating the transition to the digital economy.

This meant the integration of technology into supply chain solutions, the emergence of omnichannel sales and marketing solutions, real-time data collection to forecast demand, payment collection, manufacturing processes and auditing, etc.

“Luminous switched to a digital-only payment method at the height of the pandemic.

There was huge resistance at first as our distribution partners were used to manual payments by checks and drafts, but they themselves transformed to only accept payments from retailers digitally.

In fact, the entire audit process at Luminous was done digitally, which is a massive and complex exercise in itself.

COVID has brought many learnings and pushed organizations to innovate and digitize quickly,” says Vipul Sabharwal, Managing Director, Luminous Power Technologies.

Digital transformation must come with a cultural mindset shiftDigital transformation hasn’t come easy for organizations apprehensive of automation.

“Traditional industries like metals, minerals and mining, construction, etc.

have adapted very well to digitization.

The past two years for businesses have been about surviving the fittest and fastest to adopt digital transformation,” says Dr.

Prasad Medury, Managing Director India, Odgers Berndtson.

“Digitalization initiatives across revenue growth and cost/capital efficiency pillars can deliver transformational benefits beyond organic revenue growth and profitability.

For example, it is undoubtedly a very effective tool for tracking the entire customer life cycle and determining which interventions can be carried out in a timely and cost-effective manner to improve both efficiency and effective customer communication, social media engagement, lower cost of acquisition, upselling, cross-selling and referrals.

However, one of the big learnings for me, especially as part of a consumer services business, has been that the key to successfully leveraging technology and digital initiatives is to keep in mind that employees are your first customers.

Organizations need to engage employees to facilitate the digital journey and answer the question ‘what does it mean to me’ for them,” notes Jayant Khosla, Managing Director and Group Head, VLCC Health Care Limited.

The omnichannel experience is here to stay Digitization is now an essential part of consumer strategy.

And analysis is the backbone of digitization.

Leaders take a hard look at which channel works for their business, find the right channel matrix, and then ride out the waves of the pandemic.

By partnering with e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, one of the leading wellness and beauty brands could nearly triple its e-commerce contribution in two years.

However, the importance of traditional sales channels such as physical stores cannot be underestimated.

Leadership and talent organizations use a pyramid approach where people with domain expertise are at the top of the pyramid, followed by upskilling existing staff on a basic understanding of digitalization.

It has been agreed by leaders in the consumer sector that there is a skills gap in the industry today.

There is more demand than supply for talent.

Organizations are ready to take unique approaches to fill these talent gaps.

“As executive search consultants, we ourselves are seeing an increase in demand for talent with some level of digital skills at all levels and functions – from CEOs who have led D2C digital businesses, to marketing managers experienced in acquiring customers digitally, to supply chain leaders attuned to digital.

The definition of how customers get to market is changing rapidly and businesses are already digitizing in one way or another to stay ahead,” says Ramit N Bhel, Principal – Consumer & Retail Practice , Odgers Berndtson India.

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Staffing crisis threatens home and community care sector with 421% increase in RN vacancies and 331% increase in PSW vacancies https://the-education-store.com/staffing-crisis-threatens-home-and-community-care-sector-with-421-increase-in-rn-vacancies-and-331-increase-in-psw-vacancies/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/staffing-crisis-threatens-home-and-community-care-sector-with-421-increase-in-rn-vacancies-and-331-increase-in-psw-vacancies/ A new survey from the Ontario Community Support Association shows vacancies for front-line staff in the sector nearly tripled from 2020 to 2021 TORONTO, February 10, 2022 /CNW/ – The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) is sounding the alarm on the state of its sector with the results of the latest vacancy rate survey*. OCSA […]]]>

A new survey from the Ontario Community Support Association shows vacancies for front-line staff in the sector nearly tripled from 2020 to 2021

TORONTO, February 10, 2022 /CNW/ – The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) is sounding the alarm on the state of its sector with the results of the latest vacancy rate survey*.

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According to recent OCSA Member Survey results for 2021, in their top three frontline positions (PSW, RN, RPN) for full-time and part-time employment, 17.4% of positions are vacant . This is almost triple the results of last year’s survey, which showed a vacancy rate of 6.8%. Additionally, 26.1% of all RN positions are vacant, an increase of 421%, while 14.2% of full-time PSW positions are currently vacant – an increase of 331% of full-time PSW positions vacant in the sector.

OCSA is a member organization representing over 220 agencies across Ontario who together support more than one million Ontarians in home and community care services. The sector cares for a variety of clients of all ages across the province, with a range of care needs, including vulnerable clients on dialysis and home ventilators. Services include nursing, personal care, rehabilitation, adult day programs, supportive housing/assisted living programs, meals on wheels, transportation, transitional care and more.

“Our member organizations such as VON and March of Dimes can no longer sustain current service levels without adequate resources,” says OCSA’s CEO. Deborah Simon. “These are non-profit organizations that depend on government support and fundraising. Many have long waiting lists and no staff to serve customers. The shortage has led to longer waiting lists, client triage, and the current trajectory will result in the cancellation of programs or services and with it, an increased burden on caregivers as well as additional pressures on long-term care (LTC) and hospitals across Ontario.”

Staff are leaving the home and community care sector in droves, many to other sectors where there are incentive opportunities to strengthen similar roles in hospitals and LTC. This means that PSWs in the home and community care sector have the same education, but earn on average 19% less than PSWs in the hospital sector and 9% less than PSWs working in long-term care. Registered nurses in home and community care also earn significantly less despite having the same education – an average of $11.00 less per hour, 32% less than in hospitals.

OCSA is calling on the government to urgently address this issue by:

  • Repeal Bill 124 – Home and community health care service providers cannot compete with LTC/hospitals who are able to pay higher wages for the same staff roles

  • Making the pandemic pay off permanently

  • Acknowledge the massive pay equity problem

  • Set up an urgent sector task force to address these HRH issues and report back to government with a system-wide plan

“We’ve seen this crisis quietly build as one arm of the system receives funding while the other, which is designed to keep people safe at home and ease the burden, is in dire straits. .There is no more lead, “says Simon. “We are ringing the alarm bell before it is too late.”

About OCSA

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) represents nearly 220 not-for-profit organizations that provide home care and community support services to more than one million Ontarians. Our members help older people and people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. These proactive and cost-effective services improve quality of life and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations, emergency room visits and premature institutionalization. They are the key to a sustainable healthcare system for Ontario. For more information, visit www.ocsa.on.ca or @OCSATweets.

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OCSA conducted two surveys, one in February 2021 and one in February 2022. Both surveys received more than 60 responses from OCSA members. The returned samples represented more than 11,000 frontline positions in both surveys. Both surveys asked members to identify the number of FT, PT and casual RN, IAP and PSW/care worker positions in their organizations and the number of people in these positions on the 31st of Decemberst2020, January 30st2021, the 31st of Decemberst2021 and January 30and2022. We used December 2020 and December 2021 data due to the completeness of the data. Some entries were missing January 2022 The data.

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New York’s public school system goes meatless on Fridays https://the-education-store.com/new-yorks-public-school-system-goes-meatless-on-fridays/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 23:37:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/new-yorks-public-school-system-goes-meatless-on-fridays/ NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Bring on the broccoli. New York public schools have started serving vegan meals once a week on Fridays, part of an initiative by the city’s Department of Education to introduce healthier food choices. The menu items on the first day of the new food plan included vegan tacos, seasoned […]]]>

NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Bring on the broccoli.

New York public schools have started serving vegan meals once a week on Fridays, part of an initiative by the city’s Department of Education to introduce healthier food choices.

The menu items on the first day of the new food plan included vegan tacos, seasoned broccoli and black bean and corn salad.

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Cheese sandwiches and milk will also be available, but otherwise Friday menus will be entirely vegan in New York’s public school system – the largest in the United States, serving 1.1 million students in more than 1 800 schools.

“Plant-based options in schools mean healthy eating and healthy living,” the city’s Department of Education said in a tweet.

“It’s really a big shift from where they were with high dairy foods like grilled cheese and pizza to more sustainable and healthier things for our students,” said Dana Smith, campaign manager for Meatless. Monday.

Since 2019/20, schools in the city have offered vegetarian meals on Mondays.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is a vegan and has touted the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet.

“With one voice we talk about fighting childhood obesity, diabetes, but you walk into a school building every day and you see the food that’s fueling our health care crisis,” Adams said earlier. during the week.

“And the kids called me and said they want better food at school. I’m going to do my best to give them options for healthier eating,” he said. .

Dr. Vanita Rahman, clinical director at Barnard Medical Center, welcomed the new initiative.

“I think it’s a very good first step to bring this to school because children are vulnerable,” she said. “They eat what they are given, whether at home or at school. They may not always have control over food. So New York City public schools offering this are a great first step.”

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Bankruptcy Venue Reform Bill Needs Amending | Lowenstein Sandler LLP https://the-education-store.com/bankruptcy-venue-reform-bill-needs-amending-lowenstein-sandler-llp/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 02:59:07 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/?p=700 Law360 – October 12 2021 The issue of venue reform has been debated for many years and is again being revisited in light of the expected surge in bankruptcy cases in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and certain recent large Chapter 11 filings, including Purdue Pharma LP and Mallinckrodt in the pharmaceutical space, Boy […]]]>


Law360 – October 12 2021

The issue of venue reform has been debated for many years and is again being revisited in light of the expected surge in bankruptcy cases in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and certain recent large Chapter 11 filings, including Purdue Pharma LP and Mallinckrodt in the pharmaceutical space, Boy Scouts of America and USA Gymnastics in abuse-related cases, and Neiman Marcus Group, J.C. Penney Co. Inc., J. Crew Group Inc., Brooks Brothers, Century 21 and Modell’s Sporting Goods in the retail space.

While some of these cases were filed in varied districts around the country, most of these cases — and, indeed, a large majority of large business Missouri bankruptcy cases1 — were filed in so-called magnet bankruptcy districts, namely the District of Delaware, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Texas.

Indeed, particularly in connection with the recent Purdue Pharma case and third-party releases approved in that case by the bankruptcy court in New York, the issue of bankruptcy venue and forum shopping has again become a hot topic.

Members of Congress have called for investigations of Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma’s decision to file its bankruptcy case in White Plains, New York.2

Increased concerns that debtors are cherry-picking bankruptcy venues and judges to the detriment of the bankruptcy system have also prompted certain members of Congress to propose the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act, preventing debtors from doing this by limiting them to filing only in places where debtor’s headquarters or principal assets are located.

However, that proposed legislation is not a panacea. The act and a recent article supporting it and criticizing the current venue rules ignore (1) the current ability of parties to seek to change venue; (2) the often complex corporate structure of large companies with scores of entities located in multiple jurisdictions around the U.S., or even the globe; and (3) the fact that many bankruptcy cases are unique in our legal system as most cases are not just a typical two-party dispute where regular nonbankruptcy venue rules make sense.

Below, we propose a compromise solution that seeks to balance the concerns of the proponents and opponents of the current bankruptcy venue law. Specifically, while recognizing that there are certain types of debtor companies where the current bankruptcy venue rules are appropriate, the proposed compromise suggests situations, including those based on the nature or character of certain companies and the particularly strong effect of a bankruptcy filing on the local community, where changes to the current bankruptcy venue rules make sense.

The Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2021

On June 28, the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act was introduced on a bipartisan basis by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo.3 The act proposes that a potential debtor commence its bankruptcy case only in a venue where the debtor’s headquarters or principal assets are located. This is in contrast to the current bankruptcy venue statute,4 which also allows for bankruptcy venue in a jurisdiction where the debtor is domiciled, i.e. the state of incorporation for a corporate debtor.

The act was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

In an article entitled “Now Is The Time For Bankruptcy Venue Reform” published on The Hill on Aug. 6 in support of the act, retired bankruptcy judges Joan Feeney and Steven Rhodes and professors Jay Westbrook and Adam Levitin argue that a frequently used bankruptcy law loophole enables companies to pick the court, the applicable case law, and sometimes even the judge who will hear their Chapter 11 cases.5

They further argue said that these “runaway cases” create opportunities for unjust results allegedly “tucked away” from the careful scrutiny of those most concerned and that bankruptcy judges around the country can and should handle all types of bankruptcy cases.6

Additionally, they claim that debtors and their advisers often choose bankruptcy filing locations far away from a company’s corporate headquarters, making it difficult for creditors, employees, retirees and the local media to observe and participate in the case. They conclude that debtors should be required to file cases where their headquarters or principal assets are located.7

Concerns With Proposed Venue Reform

The bases for venue reform offered by the professors and former bankruptcy judges can be challenged for several reasons.

First, large creditors, particularly unions and creditors’ committees, have the express ability to seek to change venue if they believe another venue is more appropriate or in the interests of justice.8

Second, while the Hill article claims that filing bankruptcy in a venue far away from headquarters makes it difficult for certain creditors, employees, retirees and the home-town media to be involved in a case, the truth about large national and multinational corporations in many situations belies this assertion, particularly with regard to mega Chapter 11 cases. The companies typically commencing such so-called mega cases often have highly complex corporate structures with scores of entities located in multiple jurisdictions around the U.S. or even globally.

To give one example: the article mentions that while the Chicago Tribune “proudly bear[s] the name” of the city where it is based, this newspaper somehow improperly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware, thereby “taking advantage of a loophole in bankruptcy law.”9

However, this does not take into account that the Chicago Tribune was part of a media conglomerate, the Tribune Co., consisting of 111 debtor entities, including publishing, broadcast and entertainment segments that operated, among other things, eight major-market daily newspapers — in cities such as Los Angeles, Orlando, Hartford and London — and 23 television stations in 19 markets.10 The Tribune Co. was incorporated in Delaware, and had creditors, employees and operations around the country and world. Why is Wilmington, Delaware, any less fair a jurisdiction for such a filing than Chicago?

Third, companies incorporate in places like New York and Delaware to take advantage of a large body of established corporate law in these jurisdictions, and courts in those jurisdictions are well-versed in applying the laws in the jurisdiction in which they sit. Moreover, creditors doing business with these large corporations very often are not located in the same locale as corporate headquarters and bankruptcy lawyers involved in the case choose these specific jurisdictions not necessarily because the judges are more debtor- or creditor-friendly but because these jurisdictions have local rules in place for complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Finally, the bankruptcy venue statute recognizes that bankruptcy is unique in the litigation world. While at times, a bankruptcy filing is precipitated by a two-party dispute, more often, it is not about a two-party dispute that cleanly or neatly follow venue rules. Rather, a company facing cash-flow issues or other industry headwinds is looking to clean up its balance sheet and restructure obligations owed to its noteholders; secured lenders — who reside around the world and whose agent is based in Delaware or New York; union employees — who often reside in different states, even for smaller or middle-market corporations; governmental entities in multiple jurisdictions; landlords — typically around the country; and other parties.

Like prior efforts at venue reform, the act will inevitably be met with strong opposition.11 The chair of the House Judiciary Committee is Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.,12 and any bill would need to be signed by President Joe Biden, previously the senator from Delaware and, historically, a strong supporter of the current bankruptcy venue rules that authorize a corporate debtor to file in the jurisdiction of incorporation.13

We disagree with the frequent argument made against venue reform that keeping mega cases in certain districts is justified because the judges in those districts are experienced in managing large cases.14 That argument incorrectly assumes that the judges in other districts cannot navigate a large case — they certainly can and do.

Furthermore, any bankruptcy judge is going to be capable of navigating mega cases after getting experience in such matters. In fact, even in the popular districts, newly appointed judges learn how to manage mega cases and become seasoned in such cases after handling one or two.

Proposed Compromise on Bankruptcy Venue Reform

With the prospect of a rewrite of the venue statute highly charged and frequently debated and challenged, is a compromise on bankruptcy venue possible?

We believe that there are certain cases and situations where it is appropriate that venue should be specific to a location. Further, even ardent opponents of the act should agree that the following represents a reasonable compromise. For supporters of the act, the following suggestions cure many problems with the current venue rules but also recognize that we live in a very different economy than in the past and there are certain situations where the current bankruptcy venue rules should remain in place.

Venue of Chapter 9 cases is already covered in the current venue rules. In other cases, the instances where venue is to be limited may be in the form of an amendment to the proposed act setting forth criteria for a judge to weigh when considering a venue transfer, including the following.

Single-asset real estate cases must be commenced in the jurisdiction where the property is located.

In cases where collective bargaining agreements or retiree benefit obligations are anticipated to be rejected or modified by order of the bankruptcy court pursuant to Sections 1113 or 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code, the case must be commenced in a jurisdiction where the debtor has its principal headquarters or where the debtor or its affiliates has a place of business at which its unionized employees are — or were, in the case of retirees — employed.

Where the debtor has commenced a Chapter 11 case within the previous four years, the case has been closed and thereafter the debtor commences a new Chapter 11 case, the new case must be commenced in the jurisdiction where the previous case was commenced.

If more than two-thirds of the debtor’s employees are employed by the debtor in a single location, the debtor must commence its Chapter 11 case in the jurisdiction of its principal headquarters or else in the jurisdiction where more than two-thirds of its employees are employed by the debtor. If the debtor and its affiliates do not have one location where more than two-thirds of employees are employed, then the debtor can file based on the current venue rules — including based on state of incorporation.

Where more than two-thirds of a debtor’s or its affiliates’ revenues derive from manufacturing, refining, rendering services, assembly of goods or distribution of goods at a single facility operated by the debtor, the debtor’s Chapter 11 case must be commenced in the jurisdiction in which that facility is located or else the jurisdiction where the debtor’s principal headquarters are located.

Not-for-profit firms must commence Chapter 11 cases in the jurisdiction where the debtor’s principal headquarters are located.

Chapter 11 cases for the following types of debtor companies — because the bulk of the debtor’s employees are local, the effect of the debtor’s business on the local economy is substantial or the debtor is an especially important part of the local community — must be commenced in the jurisdiction of the debtor’s principal place of business — i.e. where the relevant operating facility or business is located — provided that if the debtor owns or operates more than one operating facility or operating business location, then the case may be commenced in any jurisdiction in which any facility or operating business is located, or the jurisdiction in which the debtor’s headquarters are located, as proposed in the act:

  • Health care facilities;
  • Mining, farming operation or family fisherman companies;
  • Railroad companies;
  • Hospitality facilities, i.e. hotels, amusement parks, ski areas, water parks, clubs and other recreational centers; and
  • Casinos.

Our goal is to solve as many of the alleged problems that currently exist with choice of venue in a way that is sufficiently politically palatable to become law. While our proposals may not be perfect, we believe that they are a good starting point at providing a compromise framework for those on both sides of the venue dispute.

Reprinted with permission from the October 12, 2021, issue of Law360. © 2021 Portfolio Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


1 According to Bloomberg Law, three bankruptcy judges heard 57% of all large public company Chapter 11 cases in 2020. See Alex Wolf, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Spotlights Venue Shopping Battle, Bloomberg Law, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bankruptcy-law/purdue-pharma-bankruptcy-spotlights-court-venue-shopping-battle.
2 See Katie Adams, Senator Raises Concerns about Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Court Location, Becker’s Hospital Review, https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/opioids/senator-raises-concerns-about-purdue-pharma-s-bankruptcy-court-location.html.
3 H.R. 4193.
4 28 U.S.C. § 1408.
5 See Joan Feeney, Adam Levitin, Steven Rhodes and Jay Westbrook, Now is the Time for Bankruptcy Venue Reform, The Hill (Aug. 6, 2021), available at https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/566729-now-is-the-time-for-bankruptcy-venue-reform.
6 Id.
7 Id.
8 See, e.g., In re Patriot Coal Corporation , Case No. 12-12900 (SCC), 2012 WL 5934334 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Nov. 27, 2012) (transferring venue of chapter 11 cases of Patriot Coal and affiliated debtors from New York to Missouri, the state in which Patriot’s corporate headquarters was located; venue was only proper in New York based on the formation of two subsidiaries of Patriot Coal in New York on the eve of the bankruptcy filing); Nick Brown, Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Moved to Court in Missouri, Reuters, available at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-patriot/patriot-coal-bankruptcy-moved-to-court-in-missouri-idUSBRE8AQ1BV20121127; In re Municipal Corrections LLC , Case No. 12-12253-mkn (Bankr. D. Nev. Dec. 28, 2012) (transferring venue from Nevada, state of incorporation of debtor, to Georgia, based on the location of the business and primary creditors), available at https://www.ianb.uscourts.gov/sites/ianb/files/opinions/MunicipalCorrections.pdf.
9 See Hill Article.
10 See In re Tribune Company, et al., Case No. 08-13141, Affidavit of Chandler Bigelow, III, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tribune Company in Support of First Day Motions (Bankr. D. Del. Dec. 8, 2008), available at https://document.epiq11.com/document/getdocumentsbydocket/?docketId=163464&projectCode=TRB&docketNumber=3&source=DM.
11 See, e.g., Governor Carney, Congressional Delegation Respond to Bill that would Hurt U.S. Economy, Change Bankruptcy Venue Laws, available at https://news.delaware.gov/2018/01/08/venue-options-bill/ (opposing the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2018 introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D)).
12 The New York legal community has historically opposed bankruptcy venue reform. See, e.g., New York City Bar, Report Opposing the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2018, available at https://www.nycbar.org/member-and-career-services/committees/reports-listing/reports/detail/report-opposing-the-bankruptcy-venue-reform-act-of-2018.
13 See Gary M. Freedman, Bankruptcy Venue — Between a Rock and a Hard Place, available at https://www.nelsonmullins.com/idea_exchange/blogs/the_bankruptcy_protector/other-issues-affecting-bankruptcy-cases/bankruptcy-venue-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place.
14 See, e.g., Governor Carney, Congressional Delegation Respond to Bill that would Hurt U.S. Economy, Change Bankruptcy Venue Laws, available at https://news.delaware.gov/2018/01/08/venue-options-bill/ (arguing that “the bankruptcy judges in Delaware are experienced in handling these difficult restructuring cases.”).

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PALM COMPANY OCHO SUR PROVIDES EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE SUPPORT TO LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES IN COMMUNITIES IN UCAYALI, PERU https://the-education-store.com/palm-company-ocho-sur-provides-emergency-health-care-support-to-local-health-authorities-in-communities-in-ucayali-peru/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/palm-company-ocho-sur-provides-emergency-health-care-support-to-local-health-authorities-in-communities-in-ucayali-peru/ Ocho Sur Global Health Campaign in Peruvian Jungle Communities The children were taken care of quickly People affected by the flu epidemic, mainly children, were treated quickly and received their medication free of charge. These are our ethical values ​​in action. Many affected people – especially children – were treated in time. Health is a […]]]>

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Global Health Campaign in Peruvian Jungle Communities

The children were taken care of quickly

People affected by the flu epidemic, mainly children, were treated quickly and received their medication free of charge.

These are our ethical values ​​in action. Many affected people – especially children – were treated in time. Health is a human right for all”

— Michael Spoor – CEO

PUCALLPA, UCAYALI, PERU, Jan. 21, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — PALM COMPANY OCHO SUR PROVIDES EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE SUPPORT TO LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES IN COMMUNITIES IN NUEVA REQUENA, PERU

In response to the emergency appeal issued by the authorities of the communities of the district of Nueva Requena, due to the rapid increase in influenza cases in remote communities, the regional government of Ucayali, through its regional health directorate (Diresa), provided immediate medical attention with assistance and logistical support from Ocho Sur.

On this occasion, doctors and nurses assessed the state of health, in particular Covid-19 and the flu, of children and adults in the communities of Shambo Porvenir and Caribe; as well as the indigenous community of Santa Clara de Uchunya. People affected by the flu epidemic, mainly children, were treated and received their medication free of charge. During this visit, no case of Covid-19 was detected.

It is important to underline that the immediate response of GORE Ucayali to the call of the local authorities, was carried out within the framework of the agreement signed between Diresa and the palm oil company Ocho Sur, which provided the logistical support respective for doctors and nurses to arrive quickly in these areas and provide appropriate care to patients.

After the conclusion of this global health campaign, Bruno Tangoa (head of Shambo Porvenir) and Carlín Tocto Quispe (municipal agent of Caribe) expressed their gratitude for the timely medical attention.

Likewise, James Lozano (Lieutenant Governor), Alex Soria (Health Promoter) and Lino Arévalo (City Officer) from the Santa Clara de Uchunya Indigenous Community expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Diresa and Ocho Sur for their work. for their residents.

Additionally, Michael Spoor, CEO of Ocho Sur, expressed satisfaction with his company’s social responsibility activities, benefiting people in nearby communities, all of which are part of the company’s impact work on the environment. improving health, education and infrastructure. for the thousands of its poorest neighbors “These are our ethical values ​​in action. Many affected people – especially children – were treated in time. Health is a human right for all,” he noted.

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Dr. Selwyn Vickers takes the reins of the UAB healthcare system https://the-education-store.com/dr-selwyn-vickers-takes-the-reins-of-the-uab-healthcare-system/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:00:20 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/dr-selwyn-vickers-takes-the-reins-of-the-uab-healthcare-system/ Dr. Selwyn Vickers, senior vice president for medicine and dean of Heersink School of Medicine to University of Alabama at Birmingham, assumed the role of CEO of the UAB Health System and the UAB/Ascension St. Vincent Alliance, while continuing as Dean. Vickers replaces retirement Does Ferniany, who led the health care system for nearly 13 […]]]>

Dr. Selwyn Vickers, senior vice president for medicine and dean of Heersink School of Medicine to University of Alabama at Birmingham, assumed the role of CEO of the UAB Health System and the UAB/Ascension St. Vincent Alliance, while continuing as Dean. Vickers replaces retirement Does Ferniany, who led the health care system for nearly 13 years.

Bulgarian Dawn, formerly Chief Financial Officer of UAB Health System, assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer and President of Health System. Bulgarella is the Chief Financial Officer of UAB/Ascension St. Vincent’s Alliance and is responsible for combined annual budgets of over $5 billion. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a master’s degree in health administration from UAB. In 2019, Bulgarella was named by Yellowhammer as a Woman of Impact.

Reid Jones continues its role as CEO of UAB Medicine, completing the management team with Dr. Tony Jones, chief doctor.

Vickers, a fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, is a world-renowned surgeon, pancreatic cancer researcher, pioneer in health disparities research, and a native of Demopolis. He became Dean of the Heersink School of Medicine in 2013. He served on the UAB Faculty of Surgery from 1994 to 2006.

“The selection of Dr. Vickers as CEO of the Health System and the Alliance will ensure a seamless transition of executive leadership and an uninterrupted commitment to excellence,” said the UAB President. Dr Ray Watts. “We are proud to have this team of extraordinarily talented leaders, who will elevate our ability to provide the best patient care for our community, state, region and nation.”

“A key facet of my new role is to synergize the pathways of academic research, patient care, education and training,” Vickers said. “Continued alignment is achieved through our ability to focus on creating excellence in our individual pathways and then unite in unity for the common goal of improving quality and outcomes for our patients. .”

Vickers said aligning the health system with the leadership of the School of Medicine is an organizational structure used in many academic medical centers. The CEO/Dean model is an operationalized strategy that has been successful at many institutions.

“The structural change in the direction of our clinical business from two roles to one stems from the significant growth we have experienced over the past few years,” Vickers said. “As many of our peer institutions have done, it made sense for UAB to consolidate the roles of CEO of UAB Health System and Dean of the Heersink School of Medicine into one person. A singular leader can merge the interests of all groups in our company and take a thoughtful approach to the finances, operations and results of both worlds.

Alabamians have some of the toughest statistical health disparities in the country. One of Vickers priorities is to continue to develop and expand UAB’s clinical excellence programs for residents of Alabama, the Deep South, and America. Additionally, Vickers said tackling socio-economic barriers to health care and education is a key goal. Building on UAB’s efforts to provide affordable health care to all people and all regions of Alabama will be a hallmark of his leadership.

“From an early age, I knew I wanted to practice medicine; but more than that, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others,” Vickers said. “Throughout my career, I have been passionate about clinical care, research and education. I have been a medical student, intern, researcher, doctor, teacher and administrative manager. As we move forward into 2022 and the years beyond, UAB will continue to pursue high quality patient care and the best possible patient outcomes, and will continue to grow our nationally recognized programs to transform this part of the country into a healthier place to live and work.”

Vickers earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a surgical residency. He joined the UAB faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, where he was later appointed professor, division chair, and John H. Blue Chair of General Surgery. He was one of the founders of the UAB’s Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and was a Principal Investigator of the first Pancreatic Cancer Research Excellence Programs. UAB.

In 2006, Vickers left UAB to become Jay Phillips Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School, one of the oldest and most highly regarded departments of surgery in the nation.

In 2013, Vickers became Senior Vice President of Medicine and Dean of the UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine, one of the largest public academic medical centers in the United States. In his role as Dean, Vickers leads the medical school’s main campus in Birmingham, as well as its regional campuses in Montgomery, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa.

He was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor for the Class of 2021, which recognizes living Alabamians for their efforts and achievements in service to the state and country.

UAB Health System is a $5.8 billion enterprise that includes UAB Hospital, UAB-Highlands Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, and management relationships with Medical West, Baptist Health Montgomery, Russell Medical , John Paul Jones, Whitfield Regional, Northwest Regional Health, and Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama Hospitals. The system has affiliate relationships with Infirmary Health in Mobile and Northeast Regional Hospital in Anniston. The system includes Cooper Green Mercy Health Services and UAB/Ascension St. Vincent’s Alliance Health System.

This story originally appeared on the UAB News Website.

(Courtesy of Alabama Press Center)

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Health System News William Osler Health System Uses Technology to Improve Patient Experience https://the-education-store.com/health-system-news-william-osler-health-system-uses-technology-to-improve-patient-experience/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 15:25:39 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/health-system-news-william-osler-health-system-uses-technology-to-improve-patient-experience/ Have As one of the communities hardest hit by COVID-19 in the province, William Osler Health System (Osler) is making the most of its technological expertise to continue to provide safe and compassionate health care. An online emergency department (ER) pre-registration form, emergency room waiting clocks and a digital patient engagement platform all helped to […]]]>

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As one of the communities hardest hit by COVID-19 in the province, William Osler Health System (Osler) is making the most of its technological expertise to continue to provide safe and compassionate health care. An online emergency department (ER) pre-registration form, emergency room waiting clocks and a digital patient engagement platform all helped to further improve the patient experience during one of the most difficult times. of Osler’s story.

The ED online pre-registration form allows quick access to care

Osler’s new online pre-registration form means shorter wait times for patients to see a doctor by minimizing the time it takes to register for emergency care at Osler’s Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital. The pre-registration form option is available to all walk-in ER patients at the time of their visit via a QR code displayed in both ERs.

The online tool gives patients greater autonomy to fill in their confidential information electronically on their personal devices, thus eliminating the need to verbally share personal information in a public setting. Enrollment clerks are available to assist patients who require assistance with the online tool.

“Osler’s emergency services continue to be among the busiest in the province,” said Kiki Ferrari, Osler chief operating officer. “The implementation of the online pre-registration form has allowed us to streamline and improve the patient experience by improving the accuracy of patient information collected and the time spent seeing a doctor. its community when and where it is needed.

Emergency service wait clocks help inform decision-making

Available on its website and in each site’s emergency waiting rooms, Osler’s electronic emergency waiting clocks help patients plan ahead and make informed decisions about their care. Emergency wait clocks let patients know how many patients are being treated, how many are waiting to be treated, and what the expected wait time is in a 24-hour period in each emergency. Wait times reflect the 90th percentile, which means nine out of 10 patients are likely seen within that estimated time.

“One of the most common questions asked by patients in our emergency departments is, ‘How long will it take me to see a doctor? “And emergency waiting clocks are another way to help keep people informed during what can be a very stressful time,” said Dr Andrew Healey, chief of emergency medicine at Osler.

Osler -SeamlessMD.pngDigital Patient Engagement technology supports surgical patients

Another technology having a positive impact on the patient experience is Osler’s digital patient engagement platform. Launched in partnership with SeamlessMD in August 2021, the platform helps improve the safety, quality and outcomes of healthcare for surgical patients. SeamlessMD guides patients before and after their surgeries with education, progress tracking and symptom monitoring accessible through their personal devices (i.e. smartphone, tablet or computer).

“SeamlessMD is one of Osler’s excellent technology partners, helping us deliver innovative patient care across all of our hospital sites,” said Dr. Rardi van Heest, Osler’s vice president of medical affairs. “Patients love their technology-driven experience, and SeamlessMD’s streamlined perioperative dashboards have improved daily operations in our pre-anesthesia clinics and surgeon’s offices. “

The platform offers personalized dashboards that allow Osler’s healthcare team to monitor the health of patients throughout their journey. SeamlessMD improves accessibility by supporting several languages ​​that are predominant in Osler’s various communities, including English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Portuguese, Italian, and French.

As of September 2021, more than 3,400 patients had already benefited from the digital experience, with 88% of patients recommending SeamlessMD to others to help them manage their health at home after their hospital procedure. One patient said: “I felt less alone after I left the hospital. Another patient said the digital experience was “quick and easy and felt like someone was watching me every day.”

Building on these successes, Osler continues to innovate and advance new technologies such as the online pre-registration form, emergency room waiting clocks and the digital patient engagement platform to further inspire the patient confidence, improve access to care and promote positive patient outcomes.

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