After evaluating models used by other successful regional health information organizations (RHIOs), the LRHC and the LSUHSC-S concluded that the federated data model would address their concerns.
On March 20, 2008, the RHIO went live, with all 24 participating facilities able to conduct teleconsultations with LSUHSC-S. Within the first year, seven of the 24 hospitals will utilize these systems to support teleconsultations.
In preparation for the portal deployment, the LSUHSC-S installed a secure VPN tunnel between the host computers at LSUHSC-S and the rural hospitals.
In early August 2005, the LSUHSC-S nephrology practice comprised of six full-time academic physicians who served roughly 400 patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD).
Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans remained operational, as did LSUHSC-S. The usual lines of communication and transportation were severed for several weeks after the hurricanes.
(8,9) Sucrose-containing IVIG can cause osmotically mediated acute kidney injury (Figures 1-3, which are from one of our cases at LSUHSC-S).
Initial laboratory studies at LSUHSC-S
revealed a normocytic anemia (hemoglobin concentration 9.5 g/dl), PT=128.2 seconds, INR = 18.29, and aPTT =148.4 seconds.
John McDonald, chancellor of LSUHSC-S, and Anil Nanda MD,FACS, agreed it was time to initiate a neurosurgery department.
The neurosurgery residency program was the first new residency program at LSUHSC-S since 1992.
The LSUHSC-S Department of Neurosurgery stands as a visionary example of how our neurosurgical past has shaped our present and will help us create a better future for Northern Louisiana's neurosurgical landscape.