Iris Healthcare

Iris Healthcare

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Miss you guys over at Powershift/Nano and we loved having you! Hope you're enjoying the new digs though :) Best wishes, Christa

Iris, powered by Aledade, delivers the industry’s most Comprehensive Advance Care Planning (CACP) We do this anytime, anywhere.

We help patients and families experiencing serious medical conditions plan for future healthcare.

Iris CACP: Leading with Empathy 10/28/2022

Iris CACP: Leading with Empathy

Understanding patients and leading with empathy is crucial while having sensitive advance care planning discussions. Learn how Iris applies this practice in all care planning facilitations and patient interactions.

Iris CACP: Leading with Empathy Learn how Iris facilitations experts lead all CACP conversation from an empathic lens, allowing patient's wishes to be seen and heard.

The Iris CACP Facilitation Process 10/19/2022

The Iris CACP Facilitation Process

The Iris facilitation process leads individuals through the full life cycle of care planning, including in-depth discussions, document creation, distribution and implementation of care plans. Learn more by watching our latest video.

The Iris CACP Facilitation Process The Iris facilitation process will guide individuals and family through planning conversations with a high level of personalization to create a care plan tha...

Meet the Facilitator 10/10/2022

Meet the Facilitator

Curious about who the Iris advance care planning facilitators are? Meet Elizabeth, an Iris CACP facilitator and what her day with patients looks like.

Meet the Facilitator Iris facilitators are skilled and licensed nurses and social workers with a passion for advance care planning. Meet one of our facilitators, Elizabeth.

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We love to see patient satisfaction with the ACP service Iris is providing. It serves as a great reminder of why we do what we do. Patient satisfaction is a key driver and metric we measure in the success of our service. This goes to show that ACP is a beneficial service to patients, even to those with existing documents.

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When working with Iris, you as the clinician will own the patient relationship throughout the entire process while Iris expert facilitators work as an extension of your care team to execute ACP on your behalf. Iris’ ACP compliments the great work you are currently doing, allowing you to focus on delivering high quality care and enabling you to provide end-of-life care aligned with your patient’s wishes.

It's Never to Early for Health Care Planning 09/15/2022

It's Never to Early for Health Care Planning

Health Care Planning, also known as advance care planning, is an ongoing process that supports you in understanding and sharing your values, goals and preferences for future medical care.

Watch this video to learn more about Iris' health care planning services.

It's Never to Early for Health Care Planning Health Care Planning is an ongoing process that supports you in understanding and sharing your values, goals and preferences for future medical care.

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As Patient Experience Week kicks off, we want to highlight our skilled facilitators who provide a high level of care and compassion to support the creation of highly individualized advanced care plans to seriously ill individuals. This enables better care coordination, enhances the patient experience and improves outcomes.

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Iris facilitators strive to provide a seamless and comprehensive experience for individuals going through our healthcare planning process. You don't have to take our word for it.

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National Doctors Day honors physicians for their dedication and contributions to society and the community. Their dedication puts the patient first time and again. On National Doctors Day, we say thank you to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.

02/16/2022

An important part of comprehensive Chronic Kidney Disease care is the incorporation of advance care planning (ACP) into the patient’s journey. Learn more about the benefits of ACP for CKD patients in our latest blog post.

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The Importance of Advance Care Planning for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis 02/09/2022

The Importance of Advance Care Planning for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

There is increasing awareness of the need for an integrated palliative care approach that includes advance care planning (ACP) in chronic progressive neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis.

Read our blog to learn the benefits of early ACP for MS patients.
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The Importance of Advance Care Planning for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis There is increasing awareness of the need for an integrated palliative care approach that includes advance care planning in chronic progressive neurological diseases such as MS.

02/02/2022

For individuals with ALS, ACP discussions regarding goals and preferences of care should be initiated early on so that physicians and caregivers can be aware of patient's wishes. Learn more in our latest blog.

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01/26/2022

A study on what matters most in end-of-life care to seriously ill patients and their family members defined the most important elements as "trust in the treating physician, avoidance of unwanted life support, effective communication, continuity of care and life completion.” Read the full article here https://hubs.li/Q012p6490

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A recently published study "Exploring patient-reported barriers to advance care planning in family practice" suggests that family physicians are uniquely placed to leverage the longitudinal, person-centred relationship they have with patients to mitigate some of the barriers when it comes to initiating ACP conversations. Read the full study at
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What is Advance Care Planning? 01/19/2022

What is Advance Care Planning?

By planning ahead for difficult decisions regarding care, individuals can prepare for uncertainties that lie ahead. Advance care planning has been shown to improve outcomes for individuals as serious illness progresses.

Learn more about what ACP is and how to get started.
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What is Advance Care Planning? ACP can provide specific instructions as to what an individual may want or not want to happen when a serious illness or life-limiting event affects their decision-making capability.

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Engagement of caregivers and individuals with Parkinson’s in Advance Care Planning discussion early on in the care journey can greatly enhance their quality of life as their illness progresses. Read our latest blog on how ACP can benefit individuals with Parkinson's.

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A number of cardiac societies and organizations recommend Advance Care Planning (ACP) as an early part of care for individuals with Coronary Artery Disease. Read our latest blog post on the benefits of ACP for CAD patients.

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As 2021 comes to a close, we want to thank our clients and employees for the trust and growth with Iris in the past 12 months! We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and their members with valuable ACP services in 2022.

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Wishing you happiness and good health this holiday season. Happy Holidays from Iris Healthcare!

A Deeper Dive into Primary Care First, Where Hospice Fits - Hospice News 12/08/2021

A Deeper Dive into Primary Care First, Where Hospice Fits - Hospice News

A recent article published by Hospice News highlights how the pandemic has spurred initiatives from a regulatory and interest from the patient level in Advance Care Planning. https://hubs.li/Q010l7py0

A Deeper Dive into Primary Care First, Where Hospice Fits - Hospice News Though new payment models under the auspices of Medicare’s new Primary Care First initiative are designed for primary care providers, hospice and

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Iris Healthcare Is Pleased to Announce their New Partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City to Comprehensive Offer Advance Care Planning to their Medicare and Commercial Members

Read the full Press Release: https://hubs.li/Q010kqTN0

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We are beyond thankful for all of our customers and valued team members who allow us to serve seriously ill individuals and their loved ones with crucial ACP conversations. Thank you for being a key part of our journey this year. Wishing you all a joyous and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving holiday!

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Advance care planning (ACP) can help individuals identified with frailty who still have decision-making capacity by allowing them to guide healthcare providers and family members in their future healthcare decisions in the event they become unable to make decisions for themselves. Learn more about ACP and Frailty/Advanced Age in our last article.

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Benefits of Early Advance Care Planning in Dementia Patients 11/16/2021

Benefits of Early Advance Care Planning in Dementia Patients

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a time to heighten awareness about Alzheimer's disease. Advance Care Planning can be beneficial to individuals and family members facing the challenges of a serious illness like Alzheimer's. Read more in our article below.

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Benefits of Early Advance Care Planning in Dementia Patients ACP supports individuals who have the capacity to anticipate how their condition may affect them in the future. They can make choices about their care and treatment and/or an advance decision to refuse a treatment in specific circumstances.

How Advance Care Planning Expands Treatment Options 11/11/2021

How Advance Care Planning Expands Treatment Options

Most individuals don’t consider Advance Care Planning until they become ill, but it shouldn’t take a serious illness to begin thinking about future care and preferred treatment options. Planning ahead and having crucial conversations with family, friends, and caregivers may expand options when a medical emergency arises. Read our latest article to learn how ACP can expand treatment options.

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How Advance Care Planning Expands Treatment Options Having crucial Advance care planning (ACP) conversations with family and caregivers may expand options when the time comes to put a plan in place.

Removing Caregiver Burden with ACP 11/08/2021

Removing Caregiver Burden with ACP

Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. ACP can help alleviate some caregiver burden when done early. Learn how in our blog post: https://hubs.li/H0X2F930

Removing Caregiver Burden with ACP Iris is Removing Caregiver Burden with advance care planning

Goals-of-Care Conversations a Priority for Seriously Ill Patients - Hospice News 11/05/2021

Goals-of-Care Conversations a Priority for Seriously Ill Patients - Hospice News

A recent study from the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care found that patients and families facing serious illness prioritize a collaborative approach regarding healthcare decisions and goals of care. But they feel hesitant to ask questions or to voice their concerns. "People are telling us loud and clear what they want from the healthcare system: to be heard," said Dr. Atul Gawande, co-chair of the coalition.

Read the article: Goals-of-Care Conversations a Priority for Seriously Ill Patients' on Hospice News >> https://hubs.li/H0-jVvs0

Goals-of-Care Conversations a Priority for Seriously Ill Patients - Hospice News Recent research from the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care found that collaborative communication between clinicians and patients is key to

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The month of November provides the COPD community with a distinct time to come together with one voice to bring greater visibility to COPD and to encourage people to recognize its symptoms and seek diagnosis and treatment earlier.

Read our latest article on the benefits of Advance Care Planning for patients with COPD:
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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Iris Healthcare is focused on scaling access to Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care, which can brings a holistic model of care to people earlier in the course of a serious illness.

Benefits of Advance Care Planning for Individuals with Cirrhosis 10/29/2021

Benefits of Advance Care Planning for Individuals with Cirrhosis

As National Liver Awareness Month comes to a close, it's important to highlight how Advance Care Planning can benefit individuals and their family while dealing with liver diseases such as Cirrhosis. Read our latest article.

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Benefits of Advance Care Planning for Individuals with Cirrhosis Among individuals with cirrhosis, advance care planning (ACP) should begin early in the course of treatment and be updated periodically, especially as changes in health status happen.

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Iris Healthcare is heading to Boston for HLTH 2021 October 17th-20th! Join us at Booth 927-15 to learn more about our comprehensive suite of Advance Care Planning solutions.

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Tomorrow is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which takes place on October 9. The goal of this day is improving the quality of life for people affected by serious health problems. Interventions that improve the quality of care, such as advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care, while reducing unwanted expensive medical care, should receive increased attention as we draw attending to care for those with serious illness.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has emphasised the importance of goals of care discussions with heart failure patients to plan for future care, quality of life, potential treatment options and prognosis, as an annual heart failure review. Learn how Advance Care Planning can benefit HF patients in our latest blog.

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS!
Today is a special day dedicated to all older people and senior citizens around the world. Our elders have always played a significant role in our lives as friends, leaders, caretakers and custodians of tradition. Today we take the time to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

How Can Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Work More Collaboratively? 09/27/2021

How Can Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Work More Collaboratively?

Check out our latest blog and interview with Dr. Stephen Bekanich on how Iris' Advance Care Planning service can more easily scale up in response to need and see clients further upstream in their clinical pathway and maximize the reach of palliative care. https://hubs.li/H0XQbG40

How Can Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Work More Collaboratively? Advance care planning, expression of preferences for treatment, patient autonomy and self-determination are essential outcomes for palliative care.

Importance of Advance Care Planning after a Stroke 09/23/2021

Importance of Advance Care Planning after a Stroke

For those who have suffered a stroke, engaging in frank and honest ACP discussions may be necessary to plan for future care. Read our latest blog on the importance of Advance Care Planning after a stroke: https://hubs.li/H0XlfH60

Importance of Advance Care Planning after a Stroke For those who have suffered a stroke, engaging in frank and honest discussions regarding ACP may be necessary to plan for future care.

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Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the stigma that runs around Alzheimer disease and related dementia.

Our article highlights how ACP can be beneficial to individuals and family members facing the challenges of a serious illness like Alzheimer's.

https://hubs.ly/H0X2kxv0

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While there are numerous studies that demonstrate ACP’s ability to improve member quality of life, the idea that ACP can simultaneously extend overall lifespan is still relatively new. These results are certainly not guaranteed for every member, but they do present an exciting opportunity for plans to deliver more value to their members by enhancing their advance care planning services.

Read more on our blog: https://hubs.li/H0X2ct70

Advance Care Planning for Healthy Aging 09/13/2021

Advance Care Planning for Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month, which gives focus on the positive aspects of growing older and encourages people over the age of 45 to take control of their overall well-being. Read our latest blog on how Advance Care Planning is Beneficial for Healthy Aging https://hubs.li/H0X2cRB0

Advance Care Planning for Healthy Aging Advance care planning can be empowering for healthy aging individuals and family members.

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There are common ACP decisions that should be included in every comprehensive care plan. These include CPR, Ventilator Use, Feeding Tubes and Comfort Care.

Learn more about ACP at https://hubs.li/H0WV5Ls0

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