Healthcare providers need to engage patients between encounters, to meet the objectives of value-based care. But traditional in-person or telephonic methods cost both time and money. To offer support and outreach guidance that patients need to improve outcomes – without overextending already...
Prescription opioid misuse and overdoses are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 40 Americans die every day from prescription opioid overdose. It also estimates that the economic impact in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the...
When organizations implement team-based care, they have to break down perceptions and habits that can be ingrained in clinicians' work patterns.
Ford is getting into the non-emergency medical transportation business as it moves toward making money off its experimental ventures in new mobility.
Harlem-based City Health Works has received a $2 million grant to fund its transition from a philanthropic demonstration project of community health workers to a full-fledged provider service.
The health systems aim to develop joint clinical care programs including cancer, cardiology and surgical services to deliver more coordinated care in the Philadelphia area.
Congress' budget deal included several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that experts say will motivate beneficiaries to be more proactive about their health.
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.
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.