The transformation to value-based care has dramatically changed the role of nurses in the U.S. Hospitals, clinics and home-care services are calling on nurses for their versatile expertise to ensure care is high quality and well-coordinated.
Driving Good Health Care: A Report on How Healthcare Executives Approach Patient Outreach Post-DischargeNovember 13, 2017
Patient outreach and patient engagement are two themes that are driving numerous initiatives across the healthcare industry. But what do those terms really mean? As the healthcare industry shifts from a volume to value-based payments, understanding what patient engagement and outreach truly mean is...
Only 2.2 million of the more than 20 million Americans with substance abuse disorders receive any type of treatment for their addiction. A new study suggests coordinated-care models can provide more effective addiction treatment than only referring patients to an addiction treatment specialist.
The Oregon Health Authority director resigned at the request of the Gov. Kate Brown after a communication plan became public detailing how the agency intended to damage the reputation of one of the state's coordinated care organizations.
Transportation is the largest barrier for people seeking and receiving addiction treatment. A new pilot program shows offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients could help improve attendance rates for assessment and treatment appointments.
An innovative program to reduce costs, improve care continuity and connect high users of emergency departments at four Detroit Medical Center hospitals with a primary-care team has led to significant reductions in unnecessary ER visits, hospitalizations and readmissions.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and Lyft are partnering to help commercially insured patients to get to medical appointments at no extra cost for the patients. The partnership is the first of its kind for Lyft.
Rideshare companies have been called on to help non-emergency medical transportation providers tackle one of the most complex problems in healthcare: ensuring patients show up to their scheduled doctors appointments.
Modern Healthcare health IT reporter Joseph Conn interviewed Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton about the role of e-prescribing in achieving meaningful interoperability.
While we have a ways to go, the value-based care model—combining the practice of population medicine with innovative payment models—has already resulted in better health, improved quality and lower costs for patients, providers and health plans.
Boston-based PatientPing has found a unique way to connect providers across the country instantly. Co-founded in 2013 by former CMS Innovation Center strategist Jay Desai, PatientPing informs providers when their patient is admitted to an unaffiliated facility with real-time notifications, or pings.
Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is partnering with Stratus Healthcare, an affiliation of 21 hospitals around Georgia, to develop a clinically integrated network and strengthen access to specialty care.