709, 2017

Models and Strategies to Integrate Palliative Care Principles into Serious Illness Care: A Workshop

Watch Dr. Fratkin talk about "Models and Strategies to Integrate Palliative Care Principles into Serious Illness Care" here or at The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine website. "ResolutionCare is a people-powered, technology-enabled, home-based palliative care initiative, arising from the soil of where I live in very far northern California, Humboldt County ... Our mission is to bring capable and compassionate care to everybody, everywhere in the face of serious illness."

2604, 2017

Palliative Care in Rural America: An Interview with Michael Fratkin

Interview with Eric Widera and Alex Smith at GeriPal: A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog, 4/25/17 "Alex: What are the main services you provide? If you had to summarize, we see mostly this kind of patient, and these are the main issues that come up that we address. Michael: I'm just going to say, for all of our listeners, and for you guys, the main ingredient of palliative care is love and respect. That's what we provide, and we do that wearing our nurse hat, doctor hat, social worker hat, community health worker hat, etc. That looks like palliative care [...]

3003, 2017

Telehealth Is Opening Doors for Hospice and Palliative Care

by Larry Beresford at AAHPM, 3/29/17 "Michael Fratkin, MD, a palliative care physician and telehealth champion in Eureka, CA, has led development of a service called ResolutionCare that covers rural expanses of the state’s rugged North Coast—with an integral role for telehealth. ResolutionCare is pioneering a hybrid programmatic design for palliative care combining videoconferencing, mobile health applications, telephonic support, and on-the-ground care, covered under value-based contracts with managed care organizations. It also is building an infrastructure to remotely offer education and support to palliative care teams in other communities." Read the rest of Beresford's article at aahpm.org.

2503, 2017

Cabernet Over Chemo: 4 Physicians, 4 Lessons

by Matt Perry in California Health Report, 3/21/17 “It happened because I asked the community what they needed,” said Fratkin. “I turned my attention away from big systems and health plans and turned it towards neighbors and the people I cared for.” Read the rest of Perry's article about palliative care physicians at the annual Coalition for Compassionate Care of California conference in Sacramento in California Health Report.

2103, 2017

Community-Based Palliative Care–California leading the way

by Sue Montgomery, RN, BSN, CHPN at workingnurse.com, 3/21/17 "One of those leaders is Michael Fratkin, M.D., president and founder of ResolutionCare, a community-based palliative care provider and educator in Northern California. Fratkin is a pioneer, both in California and across the nation, in making the most of technology to shift the center of care and support to patients in their own homes, no matter where they may be. Fratkin says that although the healthcare industry has recently had increased calls for person-centered care, the palliative care community has long embraced that model. 'It’s the way we approach caring holistically [...]

1403, 2017

Dr. Fratkin is an Enabler

by Kathy Kastner in the End of Life Blog at best endings, 3/13/17 “Most of my healing has little to do with medicine.” “My approach has more to do with being there, listening and helping people with a different approach.” Fratkin, entrepreneur creator of Resolution Care,  is a Palliative doctor whose conversations enable people to see things differently. Read the rest of Kathy's interview with Michael in the End of Life Blog at best endings.

912, 2016

Welcome to the Future: Telemedicine and Value-Based Payment

by Michael D. Fratkin, MD, and Stephen G. Franey, MBA at AJMC.com, December 9, 2016 "What we’re doing, as palliative care specialists at ResolutionCare, is what we call Telemedicine 3.0. In some ways, version 3.0 represents the evolution of the technology so that it can disappear— and thus allow for the return of the deep relational work that’s always been at the heart of caring. We’re using these technologies to reach people with ease via technology they already have at their fingertips (or that we provide) to reach them in their homes, to unburden them from travel and transport, and [...]

2211, 2016

Dr. Michael Fratkin is a “Healthcare Entrepreneur to Know”

Dr. Fratkin was mentioned in Becker's Hospital Review's list of "137 Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Know" "Michael Fratkin, MD, is the founder and president of ResolutionCare, the first crowdfunded healthcare start-up B-corporation delivering hands-on and telemedicine palliative care in rural North California." See the whole list at Becker's Hospital Review.

1810, 2016

Mind the Gap

by Michael Fratkin at emmisolutions.com. October 18, 2016 "The practice of medicine is a dance that occurs in the gap between what we know and what we don’t know. The practice of palliative care, my specialty, is uniquely positioned to serve people of all backgrounds and circumstances as they navigate their paths in the face of serious and progressive illnesses of all sorts. The consensus definition is straightforward: Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve [...]

209, 2016

What Happens When It’s You?

by Michael Fratkin at Pallimed.org. July 30, 2016 "Many of us are now facing the tragedy of our aging parents as Palliative Care professionals. Do we really need any further experience with the failings of our healthcare system and the failings of our social structures to provide even the most basic needs for our elders?" Read the rest of Michael's commentary on the Pallimed blog.

108, 2016

Using Technology to Support Palliative Care

Interview on Bottom Line Radio, July 27, 2016 On this episode of Bottom Line Radio: Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Executive Director of Patient Engagement at Emmi, interviews Torrie Fields, Senior Program Manager of Palliative Care at Blue Shield of California and Dr. Michael Fratkin, President and Founder of Resolution Care. Together they discuss pain points in the palliative care space and how technology can support palliative care conversations by creating comfortable environments for people to consider their healthcare preferences. Listen to the podcast here or at Bottom Line Blog & Radio.

107, 2016

Cool Science Radio

Interview on Cool Science Radio with Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney 6/30/16 "Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Tim Henney speak about a growing medical industry, palliative care, known as end-of-life care. Mr. Michael Fratkin specializes in this type of medical care at Resolution Care in Arcata, California. www.resolutioncare.com." Listen to the entire interview, encompassing the growing attention to end-of-life issues in our society and the role of palliative care, at Cool Science Radio.


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