topic: Population Health
Your projected telehealth use will also impact your future facility needs, and you will want to plan accordingly.
Providers are realizing that in order to effectively impact patient care, they must first help patients address their most basic needs. As a result, providers are increasingly partnering with community resources to ensure that patients get the care coordination they need.
With data volumes increasing exponentially, health care can no longer rely on antiquated data presentation tools like spreadsheets and tables. What’s needed are new and creative means of data visualization to help users more effectively determine findings and trends, communicate analytical results, and make better business decisions.
Getting your “Value-Based Care House” in Order by Embracing Primary Care By Sylvia Dochterman
Many primary care strategies fall short because health systems focus on the old “heads in beds” mentality. Instead, with value-based care, we need primary care to keep patients out of the hospital.
As recently as five years ago, due to a variety of technological and financial factors, providers, insurers and patients were relatively slow to adopt remote patient monitoring (RPM) – technology that enables patients to be monitored outside of traditional clinical settings.
Over the past two decades, there has been a boom in research pointing to the benefits of practicing mindfulness at work and in your personal life. That’s especially true for those in health care, given all of its inherent demands. Research is increasingly finding that patients, clinicians and administrators can all benefit from the stress reduction offered by mindfulness practices.
Eight Questions to Ask When Using Care Coordination Technology with Community Service Providers By Allie Freed
As seen in Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review. In today’s era of value-based care, providers must focus more on care transitions than they have in the past. Providers need to be adept at ensuring that patients get the care they need, when they need it, across the entire care continuum. Yet the reality is that patient transitions are often the weakest point in the chain of care, putting patients at risk and potentially driving up the cost of care. This...
It is easy to picture an internist lamenting his patients’ seeming inability to improve their health by making better lifestyle choices: “If I could just get some of my patients to eat less, exercise more and quit smoking, they’d have a much greater quality of life and need to see me far less.”
How can you cost-effectively and efficiently harness technology to improve your population health efforts? When leveraging technology to enhance population health efforts, use technology solutions that keep patients at the center of your analysis and actions. Here are five technology best practices and five people-centric best practices to help guide your technology-driven population health efforts.
As seen in Health Intelligence Network. Just as “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” neither is an efficient, sustainable, and physician-focused accountable care organization (ACO). Instead, expect to embrace a stair-step approach to making the necessary changes in your care delivery and administrative practices. Competency and capability development is always multi-dimensional, so consider these five steps as a benchmark for your organization’s critical thinking on ACO development. Introduction In California, we’re now in what could be termed the “second generation”...
Patient experience has become a major factor in health care — and for good reason. Not only is patient experience (aka patient satisfaction) now directly tied to reimbursement, but as the health care marketplace becomes more competitive via partnerships, mergers and new entrants, patients — many of whom are paying higher deductibles —are increasingly noting the value and service they receive in their health care delivery. As a result, health care, like other industries, is becoming more consumer-centric. Providers must respond accordingly. Some health care organizations are basing...