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Role of RTs expanding in new 02 climate

July 25, 2016John Andrews

Respiratory therapists are feeling the greatest impact from the new austere environment for oxygen provision, as efforts to cut costs are changing their roles and workloads, says Vernon Pertelle, president and CEO of StratiHealth, a Los Angeles-based consulting and healthcare administration firm. For sheer context on healthcare operations, Pertelle has a panoramic view of the continuum. Before founding StratiHealth in 2012, he spent more than two decades in executive positions for Kaiser Permanente,...

Home oxygen therapy, Respiratory Therapist, Vernon Pertelle

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Trial seeks to promote respiratory therapists

May 16, 2014Leah Hoenen

LOS ANGELES - A new trial is examining the value of respiratory therapists, but its sponsor hopes it will lead the HME industry to think more about clinical services than reimbursement. Industry veteran Vernon Pertelle's company StratiHealth is behind a trial to determine the benefit of education and case management by respiratory therapists on improvements in health outcomes and quality of life for COPD patients. Enrollment by invitation began in March, and StratiHealth wants 100 patients...

Clinical Services, Respiratory Therapist, trial, Vernon Pertelle

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