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It's time for RTs to get proactive

April 26, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Zach Gantt grew up in a family of respiratory therapists who owned DME companies and was cleaning and filling oxygen tanks by age 12. Gantt, vice president of health management services for Alana Healthcare, was recently elected president of the Tennessee Society for Respiratory Care. Gantt took a breather recently to tell HME News why it's so important for RTs to get onboard with healthcare changes.HME News: Why doesn't COPD get more attention?Zach Gantt: For most people, their idea of COPD is somebody...

Alana Healthcare, respiratory therapists

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Alana drives down readmissions

March 29, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A year into a high-touch disease management program, Alana Healthcare has reduced readmission rates for stage IV COPD patients with respiratory failure between 40% and 73%.Alana's Comprehensive Respiratory Outcome Management (CROM) seeks to reduce hospital readmissions among COPD patients by educating them about their disease and helping them learn to manage it. Upon discharge, a respiratory therapist (RT) performs an in-home assessment and, in conjunction with the physician, tailors...

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Specialty Providers

AIC offers alternative

June 22, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When Alana HealthCare decided to get into the infusion market, the provider didn't want to do the “same old thing.”So it launched Alana Infusion Center (AIC) in the heart of Nashville's medical community. That way, patients can receive infusion therapy either in the center or at home.“We want to think about new products and new ways of delivering care that do those two important things: elevate the quality of care and drive down costs,” said Dov Hirsch,...

Alana Healthcare, Home Infusion, NHIA

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