Breathe In Ep. #43 – How to Improve Cystic Fibrosis Clinics

The trio builds off a topic from last week about changing the way things are done in CF clinics. The episode starts off with Gunnar, Tiffany and Lea running through a typical appointment at their respective CF clinics. Lea notes Hopkins’ outdated way of doing things, and marshaling patients through a series of waiting rooms and separate “appointments” for consultation with the care team, PFT’s and labs. Gunnar notes the average appointment at Columbia is like one stop shopping with just about everything happening in a single exam room. Tiffany, who still has to go to CF clinic post transplant, has an experience that sounds similar to Gunnar’s. The group then offers their advice on improving the patient experience, from utilizing Open Notes and individual PFT machines to lesser requirements for patients on each visit amongst others. What are some of your recommendations?

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