topic: Population Health
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.”