The role of health system pharmacists is expanding under value-based care. In this interview, Dr. Tina Moen of IBM Watson Health discusses the role that pharmacists can play both at the bedside and in conversations about population health to help improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Precision medicine largely has been about cancer care. But now some researchers are applying its concepts to population health management.
With widespread industry and government support, population health initiatives continue to gain traction. Organizations have invested millions of dollars into technologies and services to help them improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. However, despite the increased investment in population...
Most doctors surveyed for a joint AAFP and Humana report said they are not actively pursuing value-based purchasing opportunities because they aren't sure they actually improve patient care.
Transforming from fee-for-service medicine to innovative, value-driven care is a behemoth task. The process is lengthy, resource-intensive, and requires extraordinary commitment from leaders, staff, and care providers. Committed organizations must often make significant changes to their strategic...
As the healthcare industry continues its movement from a volume-based model (fee-for-service) to value-based payment, hospitals and health systems face major challenges and opportunities in transforming their clinical, financial and operational models to align with new value-based payment policies...
Many healthcare organizations have improved health outcomes while forging community partnerships that focus on prevention and accountability. But how will these endeavors evolve in the future?
In a report this week, the National Quality Forum laid out a road map for healthcare organizations so they can better measure patients' social risk factors.
With health systems treating larger and more diverse patient populations, leaders are looking for managers focused on retaining a workforce that reflects the community.
While there is increasing awareness that what creates health is more than clinical excellence, there is still much work to do.
Driven by new care and payment models, a growing number of healthcare organizations are starting to take a hard look at how they can influence factors outside the delivery system—social determinants—to impact community health.
An estimated 10% to 15% of the Bronx's 120,000 residents from West Africa may be infected with hepatitis B. Montefiore has launched a community outreach campaign to inform the community about health risks, screening and treatment.