“Save patients, save their pockets with minimum hospital-stay,” NRI Dr. Atluri revolutionizes healthcare
By FARUQUE AHAMED
At a time when most private sector healthcare institutes in Kolkata as well other metro cities in the country make brisk business virtually forcing patients to stay in hospitals’ beds or intensive care units (ICUs) for days it’s
Dr Atluri’s healthcare treatment has also made patients in Michigan happy who used to cough up additional bucks from their pockets for unnecessary stay in hospitals for long period.
“I relate very easily to the hospitalized patients, who have enormous logistic challenges beyond the immediate health issues”, said Dr. Atluri, a medical graduate from Vishakhapatnam Medical College, close to the beautiful Araku valley, a prominent tourist destination in the world.
Currently, she is a hospitalist with lead activities on many Committees like the Physician Advisory Committee at the Spectrum Health Medical Group in Grand Rapids, on the east coast of Lake Michigan.
Much like the ISO9000 principles of safety practiced in the Vizag Steel Plant, Dr. Atluri is obsessed on
At this time of global economic
She is currently leading a new ambitious project, which aims to substantially reduce the mortality of patients with delirium, she observed.
“I know it’s a lengthy challenge but achievable. My goal is to save both patients and their pockets by decreasing the length of hospital stay in this cohort from an average of greater than ten days to about three to five days,”
Dr. Atluri encourages family visits for hospitalized patients, both on the floors and in the ICU. She explains, “This considerably reduces patient stress, leading to enhanced cognitive recovery.”
With regular changes in medical treatment procedures time has also come for reforms in
Creating the training programme has
She has published many abstracts along with her
Geriatric care is also one of the main issues relating to medical services. In India, metro cities elderly patients face severe trouble to get timely and proper treatment.
She has also
She has developed coordination with the multidisciplinary team of physicians, pharmacists and nurses to target patients through an initiative that built upon the printed medication list at discharge to improve medication adherence among frequently admitted heart failure and COPD patients.
Thus, her efforts have
Dr. Atluri has brought about pioneering concepts in using machine learning to enhance disease screening.